RE-SAVE stands for “Renewable Energy Sources for Agricultural Vocational Education”. The project had a duration of 25 months—running from September 2015 to October 2017—and was funded within the Key Action 2 “Strategic Partnerships: Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices” of the EU funding programme Erasmus+.
RE-SAVE aimed at:
- Matching the training needs of European farmers who wish to integrate the use of renewable energy sources and to substitute energy from fossil fuels;
- The development of training materials on sustainable use of renewable energy sources for farmers and students in Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Turkey, Poland and Greece, and;
- Supporting the creation of a business plan for exploitation of renewable energy sources at farms and agricultural companies.
The task of the FNR was to map the state-of-the-art in the RE sector in Germany, as well as to give a relevant synthesis of German practical experience for knowledge transfer purposes within the project consortium.
Together, the partners in RE-SAVE developed an E-Learning platform consisting of four standalone modules:
- Management and reuse of animal and vegetable wastes (developed by Ardahan University and COMU, Turkey)
- Management of biomass plants for farm energy production (developed by Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Science, Poland)
- Farm management of Renewable Energy Sources (developed by Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR), Germany)
- Farm Renewable Energy Business Plan (developed by INASO-PASEGES, Greece and CIA Umbria, Italy)
The E-learning modules, together with case studies from the RE-SAVE participant countries and the user manual developed by Nitra Institut (Slovakia), are available for the target groups of the project: farmers, livestock breeders, the agritourism industry, agro-forestry farms, agronomists, agricultural advisory services and students for self-study online or offline. After the completion of each module, the trainees can check how their knowledge improved by filling out a quiz based on the modules’ contents.
The RESAVE E-Learning platform can be reached under RE-SAVE Project of Renewable Energy Sources for Agricultural Vocational Education