Living labs are a tool for promoting open innovation, an approach designed to enhance cooperation between multiple actors sharing a same stake, such as researchers, public administration, companies, end- users, and other stakeholders. Despite the multiple different implementations, Living Labs share certain common elements that are central to the approach:
The FASTER e-training program is part of the project’s process of creating a living Lab for promoting knowledge transfer and collaborative learning between researchers and professionals engaged in the agricultural sector, intending to improve the consideration of adaptation to climate change in farmers’ advisory services (FAS) in North-West Tunisia.
The FASTER e-training program aims to provide higher education students, young researchers and technicians, representatives of the agricultural sector, industries and other types of stakeholders at INRGREF, IRESA and partner stakeholders a platform of online courses related to themes on adaptation to climate change in land and water management.
FASTER e-learning program will enhance the transfer of knowledge combining contributions from international and Tunisian partners’ research institutions through a set of courses, organized in thematic modules. Upon completion of the courses included in the platform, the participants will:
- Get acquainted with all cross-cutting concepts crucial to many European calls and research environments;
- Get familiar with the EU concepts and principles of adaptation and the impact it has on water management policies in the Mediterranean region;
- Understand the importance of adequate land and water management in terms of efficiency and reduced cost in agriculture, industry sectors and in urban areas;
- Be aware of potential options, new technologies developed and research results for sustainable use and management of land and water;
- Be able to communicate their findings and acquired knowledge with farmers to promote climate adaptation.