Kick-off meeting of the EliteForest Project

10 March 2022

The partners of the Elite Forest Training  Project (The European Quality Framework for Forestry VET Centres ) meet in Pamiers


The kick-off meeting is the first meeting of the project and represents its launching and effective beginning


On March 2nd-3rd, the first meeting of the EliteForest project, co-funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ programme, took place at the Etablissement Public Local d’Enseignement et de Formation Professionnelle Agricole de Pamiers. The meeting was the perfect occasion for the partners to meet and to have the opportunity of start working and planning the calendar of the next semester.

EliteForest PROJECT

The project started on 01.11.2021 and will last 3 years. It includes institutions from Belgium, France, and Spain. Applicant organisation is the Etablissement Public Local d’Enseignement et de Formation Professionnelle Agricole de Pamiers, other organisations involved are CTFC, Centre Forestier de la région Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur, Asociación para la certificación Española Forestal – PEFC ESPAÑA, NATUURINVEST and PEFC Occitanie.

Total budget is 302.898,00€ for the development of activities.

The project contributes to the following priorities of the Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027:

  • VET: Improving quality assurance in vocational education and training.
  • Horizontal: Environment and fight against climate change and Inclusion and diversity in all fields of education, training, youth, and sport

The main purpose of the project is to support forestry training centres in the implementation of their training plans. It is not only to improve the quality of forestry training but also to provide guarantees of the level of excellence of forestry training centres. While the academic authorities are responsible for the educational content, the training centres are responsible for its implementation. It is precisely this capacity to implement training plans that it is wished to act upon. To achieve this, a tool to allow VET Centres to assess their room for improvement in the environmental, pedagogical, material, safety, networking and promotion areas will be created.

The Target groups and stakeholders of this projects are VET centres, academic authorities, and professional associations.

ERASMUS Programme + EliteForest Project No. 2021-1-FR01-KA220-VET-000029606

Last modified: 10 March 2022