Adult education seminar as introduction activity for WP.3 was held on Friday 18. May 2018 at Noam Čomski conference room in Mećavnik-Užice. The seminar gathered more than 20 participants from 6 HEIs in Serbia and BH. Goal of the seminar was to acquaint the participants with distinctions in adult education so that they could approach to agritourism courses development process with greater understanding.

Seminar facilitators were Mr. Marko Stojanović and Ms. Jelena Nastić from WEBIN. Mr. Stojanović said that the aim of WP3 is to educate a team of educators who would deliver the courses on the market, and he suggested that RDAs should provide business support. In his presentation, he referred to the Law on Education of Adults, which recognized the importance of acquiring competences and qualifications. Namely, he said that, in addition to formal and informal education, there was also informal learning, and through these courses, educators should be taught how to change their views, knowledge and skills, which should be the ultimate goal of educators’ training. The education should be organized as active training, and a training cycle should comprise four stages: needs analysis, course design/ development of a training programme, course delivery and course evaluation.

Nataša Jovanović from RDA Zlatibor shared with participants her ample experience in delivering courses for adults. She placed special emphasis on the importance of training methodology and planning, as well as on practical examples. Educators must be able to recognize a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship in their learners.

Dragan Orović from the College of Agriculture and Food Technology in Prokuplje introduced the participants to some examples of good practice in the field, i.e. activities carried out by this college on some farms in the municipality of Prokuplje.

Jelena Nastić-Stojanović presented the project/training titled Dreams&Fears, aimed at helping individuals change their attitudes about themselves and others, and overcome their own fears. This training was designed for migrants, especially for the young, in the framework of PAPYRUS project.

At the end, Marko Stojanović presented the ToT process which will encompass 5 modules throughout 2018. Each HEI from Serbia and BH will select and appoint 3 persons to participate in all 5 modules. After the completion of the modules, regional team of trainers with min. 20 members will be constituted.