Participants in this course (academic teachers and rural organizations like LAGs) will learn key characteristics of rural service-learning (SL), differences between urban and rural SL, examples of good practices from diverse study fields; curriculum design options and student assessment design. They will also learn how to design their own rural SL course (teachers) and how to mentor and effectively utilize students in the community-university partnerships (rural organizations).

The course is developed by the Rural 3.0 consortium ( of 16 partners from 8 EU countries, where Higher Education Institutions and rural community organisations are equally represented.