Agreement Number: 2021-1-IT02-KA220-HED-000032227
The project “Advanced training on sustainable management of pastoral systems” (TranSuMan, https://www.ucv.es/investigacion/transhuman/transuman-events), within the framework of ERASMUS+ Key Action 2 (KA220 HED)– Cooperation partnerships in higher education aims to develop an innovative educational approach to create a professional profile, able to address in an interdisciplinary way the sustainable management of European grassland ecosystems. According to this approach, academic knowledge together with the experience of local actors (stakeholders) contribute to the creation of a favorable learning environment for students (tomorrow’s professionals), giving them the possibility to work in a real environment. The specific objectives of the project are the: – definition of common guidelines and strategies for sustainable rangeland management and utilization – definition of teaching methods and strategies to engage stakeholders in the teaching/learning process –transfer of knowledge to students of Higher Education about the complexity of grassland management, including the design of sustainable production chains based on high-quality products and the management of processes, from the base to the top (bottom-up approach).
The project is coordinated by the Universita degli Studi di Camerino (Italy) and the Fundacion Universidad Catolica de Valencia San Vicente Martir (Spain), the Universitatea Babes Bolyai (Romania), while the University of Thessaly is represented by the Department of Forestry, Wood Sciences and Planning. The members of the academic staff of the Department of Forestry Wood Sciences and Design that participate in the project are, Professor Michalis Vrachnakis, Assoc. Professor Ioannis Kazoglou and Assoc. Professor MariosTrigas. At the same time, it employs a group of students and stakeholders (Green Team). The project runs until January 2024.
To achieve the goals of the project, a roadshow event is organized at the Department of Forestry, Wood Sciences and Design in Karditsa, Greece. The event will be held in the Auditorium of Building A, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 12:00, and will include presentations about the project’s results, reflecting mainly the point of view of the participating students.
Prof. Michail Vrachnakis
Coordinator of the Greek team