Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SUA) is consistently rated in the top group for the high quality of its teaching and research in the Slovakia. It consists of six faculties: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food resources; Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences; Faculty of Economics and Management; Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development; Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering and Faculty of Engineering. SUA offers bachelor, master and doctoral study programmes and provides foreign language training, access to information and communication technologies, vocational subjects taught in foreign languages and the opportunity to complete a part of study at prestigious universities abroad. SUA provides research and education in the field of agriculture and related research areas such as: agrobiology, food resources and technology, sustainable agriculture, biotechnology, engineering, computerization and automation of agricultural equipment, operation of energy facilities on agricultural production, economics and management, international trade in agricultural commodities, marketing, development of rural tourism, project management for rural development, lifelong learning, etc…




The University of Maribor (UM) is the second largest and the second oldest university in Slovenia. Approximately 15,000 students attend the University. The number of research and teaching staff is 1,050, the number of accompanying staffs, which offer administrative and professional support to the teaching process and research work, is 700. UM has seventeen faculties offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as full time or part time studies. UM concluded adapting its study programmes according to the requirements of the Bologna Declaration. Since the academic year 2010/2011, University of Maribor is enrolling only students in Bologna study programmes. The development strategy and vision of University of Maribor and its faculties is reflected in the range and contents of degree programmes (learning contents are based on scientific research and artistic work of teachers). In the academic year 2016/2017, faculties implemented 27 vocational Bologna programmes, 55 academic programmes (1st degree study programmes), 71 second-cycle (master’s) programmes and 34 doctoral programmes. Faculty of Arts of University of Maribor (Filozofska fakulteta – FF; carries out many different study programs whose quality is insured by our excellent academic staff. Successful research activities can be seen in different projects and publication. The main goals of FF UM are to become the center of the development of humanistic and social sciences in northeast Slovenia. Three main scientific fields at FF: humanities, social sciences and education of teachers on different levels of study. One of the research institutions is also International Centre for Ecoremediation (ERM Centre FF UM), co-operates with various national and international institutions in different research fields with focus on innovative approaches for sustainable development and supports educational activities at local, regional and international level. Co-operation encompasses numerous activities ranging from research projects to joint research projects. The main research areas are: sustainable development, self- sufficiency in food production and processing, public participating in environmental decision making, natural resource protection, regional development and sustainable regions.




IFOA is a not-for-profit Training Centre, appointed since 1999 as a national VET centre, with 10 sites all over Italy. Standing out as one of the leading private training centers in Italy, IFOA delivers traditional and blearning post-diploma (EQF 5) and post-graduate (EQF 6 and 7) programs for young unemployed, as well as lifelong training, consultancy and technical assistance to individuals, businesses and public bodies. Training courses and services are certified according to UNI EN ISO 9001:2015.

Quick facts 2018:

• Turnover: about 18 mln €

• Training hours delivered: > 43.000

• Trainees: > 11.500

• Internships: > 2.825

• Apprentices trained: 5.800

• Placement rate after 6/12 months: 72.5% (> 90% in northern Italy)

• Companies in CRM database: > 16.000

Since 1993, IFOA has been working in EU projects on curricula development, competences definition, assessment and recognition, lifelong learning, employability, mobility, ICT, etc. IFOA is in the network of the Italian and EU Chambers of Commerce, and member of the European network EfVET. IFOA is also head office of ULIXES, a EEIG involving training agencies, colleges, business schools and Chambers of Commerce in 10 EU member States.

Öz Gıda Sanayi Ve Yardımcı İşçileri Sendikası



We as Öz Gıda İş Union founded in June 1st 1976 and carry on our activities in food industry as workers’ representative. We’re leading the line of business with our 32.373 member as per statistics of January 2016. We increase our rate of syndication in food industry with successful collective labor agreements with each passing day. We as Öz Gıda İş Union set a premium for workers employed in food industry to join a trade union and to popularize syndicate awareness. We do the best we can for maximum gain for our current and future collective labor agreements with the objective of abolition of obstacles of syndication. We perform education oriented activities in order to make our syndicate activities more efficient. We as Öz Gıda İş Union aspire life time learning focused working and activity in accordance with our vision. We are a union considering syndication not only as a collective labor agreement or strikes and acting accordingly. In this respect we have proven this issue for studies and projects we have realized as intended for food industry. We have also came to a significant phase in project design with Project of Preparing Curriculum Based on Labor Force Efficiency in Food Industry and besides Project for Establishing Exam and Certification Center Based on Qualification in Food Industry which we have started to execute by February 2016. In addition to these projects our union has undertaken studies of professional standards in food industry and provides a major contribution for industry’s labor force.