The aim of Erasmus+ is to contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion, as well as the aims of ET2020, the EU's strategic framework for education and training.
Erasmus+ also aims to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education, and contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy.
The countries participating in the project represent some of the most important territories in Europe when speaking of extensive livestock models.
EU4Shepherds designs a methodology, a platform and digital tools to provide trainers and trainees with the necessary training to ensure the sustainable maintenance of extensive livestock farms in rural áreas.
The European network of collaboration connected to shepherds training and pastoralism by connecting existing schools and stakeholders working independently.
Promoting new jobs and minimizing rural depopulation
Proper extensive livestock management conducted by qualified shepherds are important allies by minimizing the negative environmental impact on the climate change (deforestation, soil loses, CO2 emissions, carbon footprint)