• fulfils the tasks resulting from MoA Directive Ref. No. 11169/2009-10000, on further professional education in the MoA sector, and from strategic documents and programmes which include: Europe 2020, Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (hereinafter the RDP), The Lifelong Learning Strategy of the CR, New Measures to Support Professional Education, The Education Policy Strategy of the CR 2020, and other requirements of the MoA;
  • works with Czech and foreign partners within the areas of advisory services, education, and knowledge transfer into practice;
  • based on authorization by the MoA, it is responsible for fulfilling the current version of the Directive on accreditation of advisors and their records in the Register of consultants accredited by the Ministry of Agriculture, arranges the administration and operations of the Register, including the organization of the accreditation process, and works on the development of strategic conceptual materials of the departmental advisory system;
  • arranges the administration and organization aspects of the implementation of advisory projects within the fulfilment of the MoA tasks, including assessing the contents;
  • organizes the preparation and professional assistance for applicants for subsidies from the RDP, from the measures of Knowledge transfer and information activities; Advisory, management and auxiliary services for agriculture; and Cooperation;
  • on the advisory system website, it updates and maintains pages containing information about acts, regulations and rules related to agricultural advisory and proper agricultural practices;
  • provides presentations on advisory and information services in regions and at exhibitions;
  • conducts analyses of educational needs of selected target groups in the agricultural sector;
  • is responsible for the coordination and preparation of educational objectives for state and local administration employees, and their incorporation into MoA educational projects;
  • creates educational projects and the methodology for teaching vocational subjects at schools of the Permanent Educational Base (hereinafter the PEB), and creates and updates educational materials for providing e-learning courses;
  • in PEB schools, it is the organizational guarantor of the course of general agricultural activities for agricultural entrepreneurs who do not have an agricultural education;
  • organizes vocational courses, seminars, workshops and other educational events for state administration employees in the agricultural sector, workers and managers of local action groups, private agricultural and forestry consultants, PEB school teachers, recipients of subsidies from the RDP, and for the agricultural, food processing and forestry community;
  • works with the MoA Food Safety Information Centre on educational and information projects;
  • prepares educational e-learning courses based on documents and databases;
  • administers e-learning courses focused on administration of attendance and electronic educational programmes; and
  • updates and maintains the website of the advisory and educational system.
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