Minutes of 2nd SEASN Annual Assembly and 4th Regional Conference of Advisory Services of South East Europe

Lasko_assemblyThe 2nd SEASN Assembly meeting and the 4th Regional Conference of Advisory Services of South East Europe was held on 20 and 21st November 2017 in Hotel Thermana Park in Laško, Slovenia.

 

Events were hold in the frame of the 32th consultation of the Slovenian Public Farm Advisory Service, organized by the Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia.

Participants in the SEASN events
Participants in the SEASN events

Topic: Professional challenges of contemporary agriculture

“This year’s conference will also be special because we will first establish the cooperation of the advisory service within the CAFS and with the advisory service of the Agricultural Chamber of Agriculture of Carinthia, Klagenfurt. This will be devoted to the second day of the consultation, when, besides comparison of the situation in agriculture in Slovenia and Austria, we will also talk about the comparability of both agricultural advisory services and the methods and challenges of agricultural advice in the light of effective methods and digitization”, more: http://www.kgzs.si/gv/izobrazevanje/strokovni-posveti/posvet-javne-sluzbe-kmetijskega-svetovanja-2017.aspx

SEASN Assembly

The 2nd SEASN Assembly meeting started at 16:00 pm in Hotel Thermana Park Laško in Slovenia. Just before the beginning of the Assembly, everyone presented themselves with name and surname, position and institution from which they came.

The Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia was presented in several words by Igor Hrovatić, who was also a co-organizer of SEASN events. He informed us about history of the Chamber, legislation grounding, objectives, main tasks and working methods.

Program of SEASN events

Program of SEASN events

Agenda

MSc. Milan Husnjak presented an Agenda of the 2nd SEASN Assembly. There was no amendments and additional proposals. After the vote, the Agenda of the 2nd SEASN Assembly was adopted. Letizia Antonella Vukorep was selected for writing minutes from SEASN events.

EUFRAS

Colleague Anton Jagodić briefly presented European Forum for Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services (EUFRAS).

EUFRAS in working on legislation in order to facilitate access and the cost of membership fees of a small local networks. For now, membership fee for networks is more than 200 EUR. For those organizations/institutions who are already in EUFRAS, membership fees will be lower. MSc. Milan Husnjak said that this is an opportunity for all SEASN members who are not in EUFRAS.

List of all participants and financial report: available in full document here.


Regional Conference of Advisory Services of South East Europe

The 4th Regional Conference of Advisory Services of South East Europe started at 18:00 pm in Hotel Thermana Park Laško in Slovenia.

Topic: Generational renewal – young farmers advising: Fueling advisory service by capacity-building in Eastern Europe, Southern Europe and Balkan – WP 3, H2020 RUR-16

Program of the Conference was divided in two parts:

1) Cooperation (GFRAS and IALB actualities)

2) H2020 RUR-16: Fueling the potential of advisors for innovation

Working atmosphere

GFRAS actualities

Phd. Slađan Stanković briefly presented the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS). GFRAS is a network and a platform, open to members and affiliates in all countries that have an interest in strengthening rural advisory services.

IALB actualities and Quality management

Instead of mr.Ulrich Ryser, Florian Herzog, who is the member of the IALB committee, presented The International Akademie Land-und hauswirtschaftlicher Beraterinen und Berater (International Academy of Advisors in Agriculture and family Entrepreneurship) in a few words. CECRA TTT Program was also mentioned. We got an invitation for 57th IALB days which will take place from the 17th to 21st June, 2018 in Hungary and an invitation for 58th IALB days which will take place in Salzburg in 2019.

DAKISS application experience

PhD. Angelika Thomas presented information about the Danube Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems to support entrepreneurship and sustainable development in rural areas-DAKISS. We got a useful background and information about Danube Transnational Program (DTP).

H2020 RUR projects

MSc. Milan Husnjak presented Horizon 2020 RUR-13-2018 and RUR-16-2019 projects.

SEASN has already submitted a description of SEASN’s high interest in the partnership in H2020 RUR-13-2018: Enabling the farm advisor community to prepare farmers for the digital age” and H2020 RUR-16-2019: “Fuelling the potential of advisors for innovation”.

Conclusion

According to the SEASN Statute, the main objectives are projects important for our region. We have got a few chances to be a partner in several projects such as DAKISS, RUR-13-2018 and RUR-18-2019. Therefore we should take advantage of every opportunity and start working together in order to gain knowledge, increase sustainability competitiveness in agriculture and rural areas.

See you on the 3rd Annual SEASN Assembly and the 5th Regional Conference of Advisory Services of South East Europe.

 

 Partial translation on Croatian…


Zapisnik 2. zasjedanja SEASN-a i 4. Regionalna konferencija savjetodavnih službi jugoistočne Europe

Drugi sastanak SEASN-a i 4. Regionalna konferencija savjetodavnih službi jugoistočne Europe održana je 20. i 21. studenoga 2017. godine u hotelu Thermana Park u Laškom, Slovenija.

Događaji su održani u okviru 32. konzultacije Savjetodavne službe za javnu poljoprivrednu savjetodavnu službu u Sloveniji, koju je organizirala Komora poljoprivrede i šumarstva Slovenije.

Tema: Profesionalni izazovi suvremene poljoprivrede

“Ovogodišnja konferencija bit će također posebna jer ćemo prvo uspostaviti suradnju savjetodavne službe unutar CAFS-a i sa savjetodavnom službom poljoprivredne komore Koruška, Klagenfurt. To će se odvijati drugi dan konzultacija, kada ćemo pored usporedbe situacije u Sloveniji i Austriji govoriti također o usporedivosti poljoprivrednih savjetodavnih metoda te izazova u savjetovanju s naglaskom na bolji pristup i digitalizaciju poljoprivrede.

 

Regionalna konferencija savjetodavnih službi jugoistočne Europe

Četvrta Regionalna konferencija savjetodavnih službi jugoistočne Europe započela je u 18:00 sati u hotelu Thermana Park Laško u Sloveniji.

Tema: Generacijska obnova – savjetovanje mladih poljoprivrednika: Poticanje i razvoj potencijala savjetnika za inovativnost kroz izgradnju kapaciteta u Istočnoj Europi, Južnoj Europi i Balkanu – WP 3, H2020 RUR-16

Program konferencije bio je podijeljen u dva dijela:

1) Suradnja (aktualnosti GFRAS i IALB)

2) H2020 RUR-16: Poticanje i razvoj potencijala savjetnika za inovativnost

GFRAS aktualnosti

Dr. Slađan Stanković ukratko je predstavio Globalni forum za ruralne savjetodavne službe (GFRAS). GFRAS je mreža i platforma, otvorena za članove i podružnice u svim zemljama koje imaju interes za jačanje ruralnih savjetodavnih usluga.

IALB aktualnosti i upravljanje kvalitetom

Umjesto mr. Ulrich Rysera, Florian Herzog, koji je član IALB odbora, je u nekoliko riječi predstavio Međunarodnu Akademiju za poljoprivredu i obiteljsko poduzetništvo (International Academy of Advisors in Agriculture and Family Entrepreneurship). Također je kratko spomenut CECRA TTT Program. SEASN je pozvan na 57. IALB dane koji će se održati od 17. do 21. lipnja 2018. u Mađarskoj i poziv za 58. IALB dane koji će se održati u Salzburgu 2019. godine.

DAKISS aplikacijsko iskustvo

Dr. Angelika Thomas predstavila je informacije o Podunavskome poljoprivrednom znanju i informacijskim sustavima kako bi podržao poduzetništvo i održivi razvoj u ruralnim područjima – DAKISS, pritom smo dobili vrlo korisnu pozadinu i informacije o Dunavskom transnacionalnom programu (DTP).

H2020 RUR projekti

Mr. Milan Husnjak predstavio je projekte Horizon 2020 RUR-13-2018 i RUR-16-2019.

SEASN je već podnio opis svog visokog interesa za partnerstvo u H2020 RUR-13-2018: Omogućavanje savjetnoj službi da pripremi poljoprivrednike za korištenje tehnologije u digitalnom dobu poljoprivrede “i H2020 RUR-16-2019:” Poticanje i razvoj potencijala savjetnika za inovativnost”.

Zaključak

Prema Statutu SEASN-a glavni ciljevi su projekti važni za našu regiju. Imamo nekoliko prilika da budemo partneri u nekoliko važnih projekata kao što su DAKISS, RUR-13-2018 i RUR-18-2019. Stoga bismo trebali iskoristiti svaku priliku i početi raditi zajedno kako bismo povećali znanje i pojačali konkurentnost održivosti u poljoprivredi i ruralnim područjima.

Vidimo se na 3. godišnjoj skupštini SEASN-a i 5. regionalnoj konferenciji savjetodavnih službi jugoistočne Europe.

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