Main Results - EQVEGAN

Main Results

Stakeholders’ database
Database with stakeholders interested in the project outcomes. It includes mainly VET providers and food companies, but also food associations, research institutions and public bodies. Stakeholders of this database are informed about project outcomes when ready to use. It is located in the food skills portal.
Until November 2023, 244 stakeholders.
New skills for food industry professionals will be added to ESCO
  • 3 new knowledge topics will be added: food ethics, food fraud, food authentication techniques;
  • 3 new skills will be added: manage ethics issues in the food industry, ensure responsible sourcing in food supply chains, promote ethical eating;
  • Knowledge and skills already present in the ESCO database but associated to different occupations will be updated:
    • Food production operator: 13 knowledge topics and 8 skills
    • Food technician: 13 new knowledge topics and 10 skills
    • Food technologist: 17 new knowledge topics and 18 skills
Training modules guidelines
Four training modules on plant-based processing, soft skills, digitalisation/automation skills and green skills were developed for the occupational profiles “food production operator”, “food technician” and “food technologists” (EQF6), “food technologists” (EQF7) covering EQF levels 4-7, for food professionals and students.
Training materials
Training resources are available at the IFA training platform. Previous registration to the stakeholders’ database is required.
Training of trainers (online)
91 trainees from the members of the partnership and 51 trainees from other organizations, including from countries outside of the partnership (Ireland, Jordan, Macedonia, Peru, Romania, South Africa).
Training of students and food industry professionals
Number of trainees in the training delivered in Croatia, Finland, France, Malta, Türkiye, Poland and Portugal:
EQF 4: 64
EQF 5: 259
EQF 6: 144
EQF 7: 211

Work-based learning database
A database where students can search for apprenticeship or internship related to the food sector and apply directly by contacting the training organisation or company. On the other hand, training organisations and companies that offer work-based learning opportunities can post for free their vacancies and receive students’ applications.
Food Skills Portal
The portal was built to facilitate the use of different project outcomes. It includes: i) a training section with links to the online modules and content; ii) a work-based learning section, including a work-based learning database; iii) a stakeholders section, including a stakeholders’ database; iv) a certification section, with information about professional certification and a contact for this service. All the above listed results are available in this portal.