EQVEGAN Progresses in the Development of Innovative Trainings for the Plant-based Food Industry
EQVEGAN held 22-24 September its second Consortium Meeting at the facilities of the Escola Superior Agraria (ESAC, Polytechnic of Coimbra – Portugal). It was a hybrid meeting, with some partners face-to-face and others attending online.
Work is in progress with the updated occupational profiles for the plant-based food industry professionals, the design of the training modules (plant-based processing, green skills, digital skills, soft skills), the work-based learning scheme and other transversal activities such as quality assurance, project dissemination and project management.The project has also launched a platform (www.food-skills.eu) which will provide information on EQVEGAN trainings and will facilitate the use of services such as the stakeholders database, an apprenticeships scheme and a certification programme for the recognition of knowledge and skills of professionals working in specific fields of the food sector.
We also had the pleasure of listening to the presentations of ESCO by Francesco Losappio and “Meeting consumer demand for plant-based diets” by Amrit Nanda (Plants for the Future ETP).
There was also time for other activities, such as the visit to the ESAC facilities, the Sensory Challenge and the Fado Night