"An Introduction to Nature-Inclusive Agriculture" is a joint Winter School for BSc (with completed two years of studies), MSc and PhD students from all disciplines in the INVEST alliance partner Universities.

It will be implemented in a hybrid form with 

  • an online preliminary phase (18 September – 6 October)
  • an on-site phase (8 – 16 October) and
  • an online post phase (17 – 20 October),

and will be hosted by Van Hall Larenstein University University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands.

The Winter School will allow students to:

  • Learn how agriculture can go hand in hand with increased biodiversity, such as flower and herb-rich grassland.
  • Learn about challenges and solutions related to farming aspects such as the role of insects, soil health, and transitional production methods in horticulture and stock.
  • Learn how to contrast different European practices in nature-inclusive farming within the regional and national context.
  • Strengthen their multi-professional working life skills
  • Extend their professional and personal networks
  • Acquire 5 ECTS

The course is free for the admitted students and all travel and subsistence costs are covered by the INVEST project and the Erasmus+ programme of the EU.

Apply by the 31 August and make sure you visit us again! New material will soon be posted

You can download the relevant poster here

You can download the course description here

Online Registration