CECRA competence development programs for advisors and consultants in rural areas of Europe

Under the umbrella of the International Academy of Rural Advisors (IALB) standards were compiled for a qualification and skills competence development program for advisors in rural areas. CECRA combines a seminar series consisting of various methodological modules with familiarization with rural advisory work in other regions and structures, and offers cross-border networking opportunities for the Certificate holder. CECRA means Certificate for European Consultants in Rural Areas. The competency development program can be concluded with a basic certificate “CECRA Basics” and/or after fulfilment of all requirements with “CECRA Certificate”. The program is directed at all actors in the rural areas. EUFRAS (European Forum for Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services) offers the CECRA competence development program in several European countries.