Title SLOVAK WINE ACADEMY PEZINOK
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-2008-SK-83100528
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The main objective of the project is reworking
of training modules for four grades of education in wine growing and wine processing area
Special objectives of the project are:
-Upkeep of the Slovak viniculture at the European level
-cooperation in the framework of the created partnerships
-creation of web portal
-upkeep of the cultural heritage in the area of viniculture in Slovakia
-support of tourism in the wine areas of Slovakia
After the change of system in Slovakia viniculture stopped its development. Through establishment of the EVIRS (Európskeho vinárskeho rytierskeho stavu – European wine knight status) consulate for the Slovak Republic in Pezinok as an institutional basis of the European wine knightage in Slovakia, new possibilities to retain the cultural heritage in the area of viniculture, production and sale of wine, as well as education and training from the new point of view of wine as a product of health protection when wine is a part of nutrition habits (French paradox).
The Slovak viniculture thanks to several implemented international projects is gradually increasing its importance and getting known not only in the EU, but also in other parts of the world.
In order to maintain the started trend and mainly to support the Slovak viniculture, it is required to secure for the Slovak wine –dressers and wine makers permanently new information about technologies, materials and processes in viniculture and wine processing. Naturally, an inevitable part of those activities is also culture of its sale and presentation of viniculture products. Therefore it is required beside the elementary education implemented in secondary wine schools and partially at the Agricultural University in Nitra, to secure education of SMEs and general public dealing with viniculture, wine processing, as well as its sale in order to retain permanent progress and secure use of innovative technologies and materials.
EVIRS as an association of wine farmers, wine processors and sellers, as well as consumers use to organise meetings for exchange of information, visits, wine-tasting, lectures, monitoring and initiation of new trends in research and production technologies and their application in Slovak conditions. EVIRS is interested in institutionalisation of those training activities and provide in the Slovak Wine Academy in Pezinok advanced courses for SMEs as well as all people dealing with growing, processing and sale of wine who are highly interested in this topic.
The draft study programme is based upon the training programme of the Wine Academy in Rust-Austria, part of which is also the Wine Academy in Geisenheim in Germany. The training modules will be amended to Slovak conditions and conditions of other project partners.
The project partners were experts from Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia, including the Agricultural University in Nitra and AJS management Slovakia.
The main objective of the project is creation of the Slovak Wine Academy in Pezinok and elaboration and testing of training modules.
Based upon the Lisbon strategy which in 2000 defined that the European Union will be in 10 years the most progressive and dynamic economy in the world, it must be understood, that this goal may be reached only thanks to permanent increase of labour force quality. It is possible to increase the labour force quality only by a permanent increase of attention to vocational education on the level of formal education, as well as informal education and transfer of innovative technologies into education and training.
Due to the fact that most of the enterprises in EU are SMEs, attention must be paid primarily to this type of enterprises. The area of wine growing and wine processing is the area where big wine processing enterprises were cancelled and most of the wine farmers and wine production is done by small enterprises, eventually individual sole traders. Slovakia has a long-year tradition in wine growing and wine processing. At present there exist only one vocational secondary school specialised in education of specialists in viniculture, located in the Small Carpathian wine are in the city of Modra Graduates of this vocational secondary school and private traders in this area however do not have possibilities for further professional education and growth mainly concerning new innovative technologies in wine production and processing.
The European labour market requires development and transformation and modernisation of technological processes mainly in SMEs providing also services as those create the biggest part of the economies of the EU countries. In order to sustain at the EU labour markets it is required to pay attention to the vocational education of staff of these enterprises.
In order that enterprises and sole traders in Slovakia retain the trend and level of developed EU countries, there is a need to secure their formal and informal education. Transfer of know how from developer EU countries is possible on the basis of international cooperation in the area of research, development as well as vocational education. As one part of the education is also language education, besides the main outputs of the project – training modules – creation of a Multilanguage dictionary of the viniculture terminology was included in the project.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
program or curricula
open and distance learning
description of new occupation profiles
Product information The main products are: project leaflet. project web portal, training materials, national reports about situation in involved countries, summary report, brochure