Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.

Author:Latvian Agricultural Organization Cooperation Council
Start Year:2017

Sarmite Babane, Project manager



Types of organisation:Non-profit/youth organisations
Description:LAOCC will be actively involved in promoting work based learning (WBL) - apprenticeships in the Agricultural and Food processing Sector by increasing the visibility of their benefits. LAOCC will coordinate and support the work of Agricultural and Food processing Sectoral Expert Council in information dissemination, advice and recommendation on implementation, assessment of the WBL implementation, as well as assistance regarding the choice of enterprises for WBL.
Short company / organisation description:

The Latvian Agricultural Organization Cooperation Council (LAOCC) is an association composed of 67 non-governmental organizations of agricultural production and processing across the country, covering all the sectors and in total representing more than 15000 producers. The Association defends the producers’ interests and cooperates with state administration institutions and foreign partners. The Association collaborates with local partners – such as district farmers’ unions, representing farmers and communities from small towns. Every year, the Association signs an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture on the participation of farmers in decision-making.

The organization was officially registered in 2004. Established in 2000, the Organization works to activate the civil society by involving it in the decision-making process.

Our aims are:

- to involve agricultural multi-sectional and professional non-governmental organisations in agricultural and rural development policy formation and implementation;

- promoting competitive agricultural production, processing and export;

- to stimulate rural development by promoting alternative pathways of occupation in rural areas.
Area of action: Supply
Area of action: Quality
Area of action: Image

About 150 Agricultural and Food processing sectors’ enterprises and 9 VET schools from all regions of Latvia.

We have recognized 4 schools in the Food processing and 5 schools in the agriculture sectors that might participate in the WBL program. The schools maintain a direct relationship with every student engaged in the WBL/apprenticeship programme; for example, they provide insurance to students and liability insurance to students before their arrival to the training place.

Share this page