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Summer School – Foundations in Agrofood: Principles and Practice

The training program is designed and implemented by the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA). Dr M. Kapsokefefalou, Professor of Nutrition at AUA, leads and coordinates a team of professors and researchers from the university, as well as specialized scientists from the production sector. The team has knowledge and experience on the latest developments and new needs and requirements of agrοfood sector.

The training program of “Summer School”, was designed as an intensive one-week training program, during which time at least 60 young individuals in total (divided into 2 cycles with 30 trainees per cycle) will receive training and information on all developments in the agrοfood sector.

The training programme has a duration of 70 hours, of which 20 hours are allocated to theory, 15 hours to experiential workshops and educational trips and 35 hours are allocated to practical training in project development and presentation.

A Certificate of Attendance is provided at the end of the program.

Objective of the Programme

The purpose of the program is to encourage young scientists to engage with the agrοfood sector. The "Summer School" action promotes the collaboration between young individuals from various disciplines related, indirectly or directly, to agricultural and food production (biologists, chemists, economists, engineers, food scientists, nutritionists, etc.) providing them with the basic principles of the agrοfood sector and skills that promote entrepreneurship, teamwork and innovation.

Who it is for

  • Undergraduate students in their final year, who work or want to work in the agrοfood sector.
  • Postgraduate students and young individuals up to the age of 30 who are involved or want to become involved in the agrοfood sector.


The curriculum includes the following indicative topics related to:

  • the challenges and opportunities arising from the introduction of innovation and new technologies in the agrοfood sector
  • the importance of good practices in the production process cycle (from farm to fork) for sustainable rural development
  • the production of high-quality food
  • the value of Greek Traditional Agricultural Products
  • the soft skills development in teamwork, communication, leadership and entrepreneurship

Area of action of the 2019-20 training cycle

Trikala, Thessaly

Period of action

May-June 2020

Duration of action

7 days/training cycle

The action is a one-week intensive training (7 days, aprox 70hours). Attendance at lectures, seminars and team projects, which will take place after the end of the lectures, is mandatory and therefore cannot be combined with full time occupation during the training. 
Certificate of Attendance is provided at the end of the programme and will be issued to those with at least 90% presence.

Further information

Artemis Rigou
Project Management Office (PMO) of New Farming for the New Generation
Agricultural University of Athens, 75, Iera Odos Street, Athens, 11855, tel.: 210-5294963, 210-5294964