The Association of Hungarian Horticultural Vocational Institutes organized the first multiplication event of the project in Budapest on 18 October 22, with the participation of vocational training institution leaders, teachers and companies from all over the country.

Vocational education and training (VET) has a key role to play in preparing young professionals for the challenges of a rapidly evolving global and digital economy. However, education often operates in isolation from the business world, with a widening gap between the skills provided by schools and those required by employers.

The responsiveness of vocational education and training is fundamentally determined by its ability to follow the needs of the labour market and to identify the expectations of economic actors with regard to training outcomes. Is there a possibility, a tool, a method in the hands of VET teachers and trainers to move learning outcomes 'a little' beyond the usual teaching framework and towards the actual demand?

These were the main areas discussed at the event. Projects involving students, teachers and agricultural businesses were presented, and details of an online training course planned for January 2023 to help teachers to apply project-based teaching and assessment methods and digital tools for the digital age, in line with 21st century expectations.

The event was very successful, and the organisers received only positive feedback from the participants.