EQVEGAN HOLDS ITS FOURTH PARTNERS MEETING IN ZAGREB, CROATIA AND PLANS THE ACTIVITIES FOR THE LAST YEAR OF THE PROJECT
EQVEGAN held 28-29 November its fourth Consortium Meeting at the facilities of the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology (University of Zagreb – Croatia). It was a hybrid meeting, with some partners face-to-face and others attending online.
Work is in progress with the train-the-trainer activities running online, for the four modules on plant-based processing, green skills, digital skills, soft skills. During 2023, trainings for the same topics will run for EQF levels 4-7 in Croatia, Finland, France, Malta, Poland, Portugal, and Turkey. Partners also discussed on the upcoming dissemination events to be held in the 11 partners countries.
Some services on the Food-Skills platform, which facilitates the use of the project outcomes, are already available, such as the stakeholders database and the work-based learning scheme. Next year a certification programme for the recognition of knowledge and skills of professionals working in specific fields of the food sector will be developed.
We had also the special participation of Paolo Zancanella from the European Commission, who highlighted the project good practices and gave recommendations for improvement. Furthermore, a meeting with Croatian stakeholders brought ideas and best practices for training implementations.
There was also time to enjoy the plant-based lunch offered by Nestlé Garden Gourmet!