M-Around Educational Consulting Ltd. is a private company situated in South-Hungary. The company started its operation at the end of 2016, however the members of the company have strong knowledge, background and many years’ experience in the field of education and training.

M-Around is engaged with supporting educational bodies to determine, prepare, finalize and execute their development strategies with the approach of competence based learning. From pre-schools to upper secondary schools the company has partners from different sectors and training areas. M-Around is also dedicated to support local communities to create an integrated and supportive social, cultural and business environment, to keep the values of rural areas, and be a motivating, inspiring and predictable place to live.

The company is the partner of the local municipality council and work together with farmers’ associations and different local companies.

Besides this activity M-Around has a few international business and school partners and support them to find business opportunities in the region. Trainings for employees and efficiency analysis are the most common services what are represented by the company on behalf of Danish and Dutch providers.

M-Around is a new company but as a learning organisation is able to use the company members’ previous experiences and network.

The director of the company, Ms. Anikó Vári Ph.D. has a Master degree in agricultural economic and rural development, and Ph.D. in agricultural sciences specialised in the connection and cooperation of the agricultural VET system and the agricultural sector’s needs. She has 10 years teaching, 6 years project management, 7 years international project experiences. She spent months in Germany, Ireland, and in the UK and has been taking part in educational projects and study visits. She has a wide international network and participated in different LdV and Erasmus+ projects as a Partner and as project manager as well. She had built up a big E+ project for the Agricultural Vocational Centre of Central-Hungary from 2012 and this school had been involved by her network into the following projects, what were managed by her personally:

♦ LEONARDO DA VINCI Transfer of innovation – 2013-1-NL1-LEO05-12308 – EBBEY (Entering the bio-based economy) /AOC Raad

♦ Erasmus+ 2015-1-FI01-KA202-009025 – International Forestry / Seinäjoki Joint Municipal Authority for Education

♦ Erasmus+ 2014-HU01-KA202-002365 – PLENTIS (Play and Learn Entrepreneurship) /Trebag Vagyon és Projektmenedzsment Kft.

♦ Erasmus+ 2014-1-UK01-KA200-000012 – Nourish EU (For the Healthy and Creative Food Regions) /Craigavon Industrial Development Organisation

♦ Erasmus+ 2016-1-FI01-KA202-022710 – E4S / Seinäjoki Joint Municipal Authority for Education

♦ Erasmus+ KA1 2014-1-HU01-KA102-000275 / VM Közép-magyarországi Agrár-szakképző Központ Bercsényi Miklós Élelmiszeripari Szakképző Iskola és Kollégium

♦ Erasmus+ KA1 2015-1-HU01-KA102-013430 / FM Közép-magyarországi Agrár-szakképző Központ Bercsényi Miklós Élelmiszeripari Szakképző Iskola és Kollégium

♦ Erasmus+ KA1 2016-1-HU01-KA102-022794 / FM Közép-magyarországi Agrár-szakképző Központ Bercsényi Miklós Élelmiszeripari Szakképző Iskola és Kollégium

Through these projects she has developed strong project management skills and a sensitive multicultural approach.

The responsible M-Around representative for local placement and student services is Mr. Attila Vári. He has a M.Sc in agriculture and Pedagogy, and postgradual degree in educational management. She is connected directly to a local VET school as its practical education manager and has a very good connection with the Chamber of Agriculture and Chamber of Industry and many companies in the area. He has strong organisational skills and very deep knowledge about students’ needs in the practical workplaces.

Ms. Mónika Fetzer is a special expert of educational methods, and is part of M-Around in its organisation development and educational consultancy workprocesses. She has 30 years teaching background and 15 years long educational management experience. She was the expert member of the team of the National Board of Education for 10 years.