ACE-EX project aims to create a multidisciplinary profession: the “EXpert at applying Circular Economy processes in Agriculture”. It will support the agriculture sector (focusing on wine, oil and cereals) in the transition to the circular economy; upskill professionals working in the sector in the reuse of agricultural waste and surplus; and support workers in developing professional skills that enhance individuals employability and are highly beneficial for agricultural firms, and a lot more.

ACE-EX involves 19 consortium members from 9 EU countries, representing more than 200.000 agriculture firms Europe Wide.

General objectives:

  • to support the agriculture sector in the transition to a Circular Economy (following “CE”);
  • to develop an entrepreneurial mind set for the new opportunities coming for the CE applications;
  • to facilitate the transition to a “green” chemistry using the waste/ surplus coming for agriculture;
  • to contribute to sectoral compliance with the EU Green Deal standards.

Specific objectives:

  1. To upskill professionals working in the agriculture and industrial sector, specifically production of oil, wine and corn, in the reuse of agricultural production waste/surplus for the production of new business products and/or innovation of business processes by developing an innovative and multidisciplinary curriculum, also through V/R modules.
  2. To provide Open Access and flexible training for a certification EQF 4 and 5, accessible virtually from professionals located in at least 9 EU and Extra Eu countries, guaranteeing sustainability of contents, constant update and scalability to an EQF 6 Master. Developing horizontal digital and green skills applicable to other professional sectors.
  3. To guarantee procedures for the RPL of professionals and link these arrangements with national accreditation authorities.
  4. To certify experts at applying CE in agriculture by developing professional skills that, on one side, enhance individuals’ employability and, on the other, are highly beneficial for agricultural firms, particularly wine, oil and cereals, since they provide them with the concrete opportunity of applying and benefit from CE practices. ACE-EX involves 20 consortium members from 9 EU and extra Eu countries, representing more than 200.000 agriculture firms Europe Wide, which will be approached during the project

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