Title Green Village
Project Number 510138-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Green Village Experts Database
Title Green Village Experts Database
Product Type others
Description During the project preparation work in selected villages across the consortium, needs analysis flagged up issues that consortium members did not know the answer to. Some mechanism to create a database of experts for ‘Green Village’ was thought to be useful. P1 started the process with funding from LEADER Plus to create a database of experts from the UK and beyond for sustainable building (P4 assisted in this). This has already been useful in considering that subject area in GV & Grampus's plan to offer training in clay buildings (finding clay expert in Scotland, 'loam building' expert in Saxony & lime expert in western Romania). Other issues led into very straightforward needs; in Romania wild pigs destroy crops & are resulting in huge reductions of cultivated village fields and German hunting specialists are able to advise on culling, hunting systems & associations, game tourism & sale of products from game management. The WP is led by P4, who also helped with answers to high invasion of fruit trees by mistletoe in SK and opportunities to sell gathered plant material to pharmaceutical markets; P7, NAVE (IS) also assist - they run such in IS. There are many such opportunities that arise with just a small input of expert advice. VDH will maintain a database of experts from all countries who have skills & knowledge not within the consortium. All partners will input to this and VDH will receive requests, search the database & if there is no entry, send out a request to partners & beyond. A budget (in subcontracting) will be held for experts to be paid for advice & in some cases be mobilised where their input will address issues, assist participative training & add to the content & value of curriculum. The villagers as a target group are not expected to contribute to this beyond being co-operative and welcoming. The input of experts enters into curriculum & VET systems & emerges with solutions that become cornerstones of rural regeneration & part of the GV legacy.
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