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CoVE BeeLieve – Centres of Vocational Excellence

European Centres of Vocational Excellence in Apiculture
BeeLieve

BeeLieve is a project aimed at promoting vocational excellence in five regions by enhancing regional innovation and skills ecosystems. The scope of BeeLieve is creating a transnational community of regional skills ecosystems and implement a systematic approach for continuous learning in the field of apiculture.  

BeeLieve will use a mixed-method approach, piloting, and implementation to deliver results. Moreover, the project will develop a MOOC curriculum based on personalized b-learning, ensuring European qualification and providing beekeepers with a reference of skills in beekeeping.  

The project aims to foster beekeeping bridges through innovative and participative vocational training. 

An Apicultural Capacity Building Program is designed based on:   

  1. A set of thematic training activities regarding testing and improving the Bee roadmaps for citizens, testing and improving the Cross-visiting method and involving trainers, technicians and researchers in the area of beekeeping and/or in active learning by using gamification to assess and manage the beehive will be developed according to a strategic training programme designing;   
  2. An Apicultural Summer Academy,   
  3. A Collaborative B-Learning Platform for Apiculture with Innovation and Knowledge, as a virtual environment;   
  4. Beekeeping Technician Certification System Establishment after the possibility to be trainees in relevant Businesses.  

Start:  01-02-2024  -  End:  01-02-2028 

EU Grant: 695500 EUR 

Program: Erasmus + 

Key Action: KA2- Cooperation among organisations and institutions 

Action Type: Partnership for Excellence – Centres of Vocational Excellence 

Project Coordinator: 

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS [EL]  

Project Partners: 

KENTRO EPANGELMATIKIS KATARTISIS ORAMA EE [EL]  

REZOS BRANDS ANONYMI EMPORIKI ETERIA IDON DIATROFIS [EL]  

OMOSPONDIA MELISSOKOMIKON SYLLOGON ELLADOS (Federation of Greek Beekeepers’ Associations) [EL]  

INSTITOUTO PROOTHISIS KAI PISTOPOIISIS PROIONTON AGRODIATROFIS [EL]  

INSTITOYTO KOINONIKIS KAINOTOMIAS KAI SYNOXIS [EL]  

COSVITEC SOCIETA CONSORTILE ARL [IT]  

Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Nicolò Pellegrini [IT]  

Santa Rita S.R.L. [IT]  

MINE VAGANTI NGO [IT]  

UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY WE WROCLAWIU [PL]  

Zespol Szkol i Placowek Oswiatowych Wojewodztwa Lodzkiego w Lowiczu [PL]  

EKO ELEKTRA [PL]  

STOWARZYSZENIE PSZCZELARZY ZIEMI LODZKIEJ [PL]  

Grm Novo mesto – center biotehnike in turizma [SI]  

RAZVOJNA AGENCIJA SAVINJSKO-SALESKE REGIJE, D. O. O. [SI]  

Razvojna agencija Sotla [SI]  

Personnal Training EOOD [BG]  

EKOLOGIJAKM OOD [BG]  

SDRUZHENIE ZA INOVATIVNO MISLENE [BG]  

PERIFEREIA DYTIKHS MAKEDONIAS [EL]  

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS [EL]  

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II [IT]  

EUROPEJSKA FUNDACJA NA RZECZ WSPIERANIA ROZWOJU INNOWACYJNEGO [PL]  

ANDRAGOSKI ZAVOD LJUDSKA UNIVERZA VELENJE [SI]  

TSENTAR ZA TVORCHESKI I SOTSIALNI PRAKTIKI [BG]  

Project Topics: 

  • Vocational Excellence 
  • Hybrid learning 
  • Beekeeping 
  • Apiculture 

    Target Groups: 

    • Beekeepers 
    • Vocational education and training (VET) providers 
    • Trainers 
    • Technicians 
    • Researchers 
    • Other stakeholders within the beekeeping industry 

      Project’s Objectives 

      1. Development of a comprehensive Set of Training Materials & Resources  
      2. Integration of Digital Literacy and Technology Skills  
      3. Enhancement of Practical Training and Work-based Learning  
      4. Focus on Sustainable Apiculture Practices  
      5. Emphasize on Business and Entrepreneurship Skills  
      6. Fostering the Collaboration and Industry Engagement  
      7. Promotion of Awareness and Perception of Apiculture 

      Approach/Methodologies 

      BeeLieve will deploy a mixed-method approach, methodologies, piloting, and implementation. The Strategic Methodology for an Excellent Apicultural Vocational Training Programme is strongly based on: Regional learning; Transnational learning; The perspective of Regional Adaptation.  

      Project Activities 

      WP1- Project Management and Implementation  

      WP2- Strategy Plan for Skills Ecosystem Analysis  

      WP3- BeeLieve Regional Ecosystems Development  

      WP4- Training Programme Design and Regional Good Practices on Teaching & Learning (TL), Cooperation & Partnership (CP) and Governance (GO)  

      WP5- Developing a Beekeeping Learning Community  

      WP6- Impact and Dissemination