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Sheep Production in Iceland and Denmark (SHEEP/STUDY)

Summary of the project

The aim of this project is to introduce the participating vocational school teachers through study visits to the following:

  • the characteristics of the Icelandic and Danish sheep keeping and sheep breeding
  • the operation of the agricultural vocational institutions of the two countries
  • the educational infrastructure of vocational schools
  • their education materials and methods
  • human resources needs of the education

Contents of the foreign exchange programme: During the programme, we are organizing a study trip lasting two weeks (one week in Iceland and one week in Denmark). Both visits consist of the following elements:

  • meeting with the leaders of the host organizations, negotiations on the present and future collaboration
  • getting acquainted with the work of the host organizations
  • attending professional courses, consultations, presentations about sheep keeping and sheep breeding, the system, and the method of the vocational eduction, etc.
  • visiting vocational schools, sheep farms, training farms

Duration of the project: 1st October, 2010 – 30th September, 2011

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