Learn about our mission at YOUcooperATE

The goal of our project YOUcooperATE (Youth Cooperation for Agricultural Renewal through Education) is to strengthen knowledge, understanding and competences for agricultural cooperatives (ACs) development of youth aged 15-19 year old, engaged in agricultural Technical and Vocational Education and Training (T-VET) in Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria Latvia and Italy, thus providing, through modern learning and e-learning techniques, an information and educational pathway for the development of the agricultural cooperative sector by the next generation of farmers in the respective countries


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The three main objectives of our project are (1) to increase the knowledge and awareness among youth engaged in agricultural T-VET education in each country regarding the cooperative business model and values; (2) to support the acquisition of concrete knowledge for students and teachers by fostering the involvement of agri cooperatives in the project through mentorship, business case simulation programs, hosting study visits and (3) to spread good practices and tools relating to cooperative entrepreneurship in agri T-VET schools in the five countries and in non-formal learning settings;


About the YouCooperate team

The project is implemented under the lead coordination of the Romanian Center for European Policies (Romania), together with 5 partner organizations, such as the National Institute for Cooperative Education (Italy), the Civitas Foundation (Romania), the National Union of Small Family Farmers and Producers (Bulgaria),  the Farmers’ Parliament (Latvia) and The Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture (Hungary).