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Organic Production FolkHighSchool (OPFHS) as an innovative method of young adults education.

The  goal of the project is a realisation of Organic Production FolkHighSchool in Grzybów, Mazovia voivodship in Poland, as a model initiative of education for life.  It will include:

  1. development of the curriculum and testing it through  2 pilot courses (each one 2 years long)  for two groups of youngsters (together circa 40 people), age 18-25 years old.   
  2. the improvement of existing infrastructure, building a new workshop house  and dormitory  

The idea of  FolkHighSchool has been tried in Grzybow  since 2001, when the first folkhighschool courses were realised mainly for local women. Now the target group would be young people interested in organic farming, food processing, rural handicraft, culture  and ecology.

The project started in February 2014 and it will last 4 years, till January 2018.

Total budget of the Velux grant for project is 985 000€. It covers costs of: construction of the new building, renovation of the old buildings, two  2-years courses and other promotional events.

Dane kontaktowe

Ekologiczny Uniwersytet Ludowy w Grzybowie
Grzybów 1/2, 09-533 Słubice

tel./fax: (24) 277 89 63
tel. kom.: 606 805 900

e-mail: eul@grzybow.pl

Idea

Idea Uniwersytetu Ludowego zrodziła się w XIX wieku w małym rolniczym kraju skandynawskim. Genialny Grundtvig, który dla swoich rodaków – Duńczyków, jest równie ważny jak inny jego krajan - Hans Christian Andersen, zaproponował formę edukacji dorosłych, którą nazwał FolkHøjskole.