The Association for European Dairy Industry Learning (AEDIL) was established in 1992 by European organisations, which were responsible for the vocational education and training in the dairy sector in their countries. Soon, other countries joined the association, with dairy oriented group associations and societies who particularly support the needs of vocational, further and continuing training in the dairy sector. Meanwhile the number of members has increased to 15 members.
AEDIL successfully applied for EU-funding for a project, which will produce recommendations on how to meet the skills required by the European dairy sector.
The project is composed of four major processes:
The project has a duration of 3 years and started at the end of 2016. The research has been undertaken in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Turkey and the UK.
The rationale behind the project is that the European dairy sector is rapidly changing towards more concentrated and specialized production and the global demands for dairy products are growing. This situation matched with an education supply that is not fully geared to provide the skills needed by the labour market, display a strong need for comprehensive knowledge on skills demands and skills supply within the European dairy sector.
For more information please follow the Project Homepage.