The project is based on the principles of cooperation, shared responsibilities and quality in all its aspects and phases. All activities planned in the project are designed having in mind the needs of the target group and expected final results and impact.
The work is divided into 7 work packages that consist of a set of activities. The project started with the "Methodological framework" (WP2) and "Needs analysis" (WP3) that set the base for the following work. It continued with the "Adaptation of the training programme" (WP4), the training methodology, contents and tools have been adapted. "Testing and evaluation" (WP5) delivered the training programme to the target groups, get their feedback and finalise the contents, methodology and technical presentation of the course. Three remaining work packages - "Project management and Coordination" (WP1), "Dissemination and Exploitation" (WP6) and "Quality Management" had a duration spanning from the beginning to the end of the project.
WP1. Project management and coordination
WP2. Methodological framework
WP3. Needs analysis
WP4. Adaptation of the Methodological Training Tool in Marketing
WP5. Testing and Evaluation
WP6. Dissemination and Exploitation
WP7. Quality Management
The Consortium is composed of 7 partners from 5 EU countries; they led the workpackages most relevant to their competences and experience. E.g. P2 that has a lot of knowledge in the subject field of the project and training methodologies, led WP2 and WP4 where the training tool has been analysed and adapted to the needs of the partner countries. P0 led the WP on Project Management and Coordination as the staff of the company that has been involved into the project has an extensive experience in project management.
The project partners represent the direct target group - rural SMEs involved in production, marketing and sales of local and organic products, as well as training and consulting and are interested to use the main project result – the training tool – in their activities. The project promoter, as well as some other partners are associations active in the area of the project, and promoted project results to their members. All this ensures further exploitation of project outputs and results after the project completion.