To ensure applicability in the majority of situations of European farmers Germany, Lithuania and Poland as well as Romania and Spain are looked at specifically in the SEMA project. Seven partners from those five countries contribute their experience in research and consultation in agriculture as well as adult education to SEMA.  As a transnational project, SEMA is not just enabling cross-country learning between project partners but also between young farmers and organizations for agricultural training.

The Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS) is coordinating the SEMA project. IfLS is an independent non-profit research institute at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. It was established in 1956. Since then, it has been addressing the development of agriculture and rural regions in Germany and Europe. A team of around 12 researchers and advisors supported by project assistants and administrative staff are currently managing and implementing around 20 projects.

ARID LACJUM is a private, independent NGO, working in the vocational educational field. The association’s main goal is enhance capacities and business skills through lifelong learning. At ARID LACJUM, staff consists of 10 young scientists and advisors providing a comprehensive package of services addressing the needs of modern Polish enterprises especially on matters like innovation and technology.

BETI was founded in 2003 by an active team of professionals who have been working in the field of ICT and education technologies for more than 15 years. While implementing different activities in higher education and vocational training sectors the rich experience, knowledge and skills were accumulated in the field of ICT enhanced training, distance education methodology, learning technologies, multimedia production, development of web applications, etc.

The Association for Lifelong Learning in Rural Areas (AEPMR) is a non-governmental organization based in Braila, Romania founded in 2009. The mission of the organisation is to increase the number of citizens in the rural areas who have access to and benefit from lifelong learning opportunities.

ASAJA is a young farmer’s organisation and was founded on 14 July 1989 as the outcome of a merger between CNAQ, CNJA and UFADE, thus creating the largest professional agricultural organisation in Spain. ASAJA has over 250,000 members who actually work on farms, owners and tenants alike, including members of the family involved in farming activities. ASAJA was set up to represent, manage, defend and promote the interests of the farming profession in general and also those of their member organisations that are legal entities and respect democratic principles.

Career Development and Integration (DEFOIN S.L) was born in 2009 with the idea of promoting training for employment and integration of employed and unemployed workers; a crucial necessity at a time when the economic crisis hit and the skill requirements of workers were high. DEFOIN has extensive experience in the comprehensive management of training plans, as well as specific solutions tailored to the need of design, management and delivery of continuing and occupational training for businesses and employed and unemployed.

Hof und Leben GmbH (HuL) is a small-sized enterprise and was established in 2009. HuL is an independent private body focused on agricultural family enterprises. Literally translated the name and program of the company is Farm and Life. HuL is consulting in Germany in all types of agricultural business: crop cultivation as well as animal husbandry, production and processing of biomass for food and feed as well as for energetic or industrial purposes.