The online meeting held on 30 April focused on the determination of the tasks to be carried out for the organisation of the workshops framed in the project programme. These workshops are mostly addressed to trainers/workers engaged in training and socio-professional inclusion of persons with special needs, and VET trainers/workers related to the Green Farming Sectors, which are the project main target group.

During the meeting, the criteria and protocols for the selection of participants based on the proposals of the partners were discussed. The minimum requirements will be proven experience in training for people with special needs and a good level of English, but other criteria will be technical experience related to the green agriculture sector, membership in different organisations that facilitate the emergence of innovative approaches and other issues related to gender equality.

The goals of the workshops are:

- To share and to explore good practices, real experiences, methods, approaches, tools, training programs, etc., implemented in the fields of VET and the socio-professional inclusion of persons with special needs in the Green Farming Sectors.

- To identify needs and challenges to be addressed in order to improve the training and socio-professional integration of persons with special needs in the Green Farming Sectors.

- Improved competences of participants through the exchange of experiences and best practices and the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge on a diversity of tools, methods, approaches, etc., for the training and professional inclusion of persons with special needs in jobs related to Green Farming Sectors.

- Increased understanding by participants of the challenges and opportunities of socio-professional integration of persons with special needs in Green Farming Sectors and of the requirements for a better alignment of training systems with the specificities of this group.

- Strengthened cooperation between participants.

The workshops will have a participatory and inclusive approach, promoting discussion on the needs and challenges of socio-professional integration of people with special needs, thus facilitating a better understanding of these issues and of the adaptation requirements for training strategies.

Therefore, a strong involvement and interaction between all participants are expected to foster interpersonal relationships and consequently contribute to the establishment of a synergetic transnational partnership for the socio-professional inclusion of people with special needs in the organic farming sectors.