KICK-OFF MEETING (León, Spain, March 2023)
The kick off meeting of the competitive European Project InnoMeatEdu (KA220-HED Cooperation Partnerships Erasmus +), was successfully completed in León (Spain), on the 20th to the 21st of March.
InnoMeatEdu refers to the development of innovative, digital training material for students, professors and professionals of the meat sector. The topics of the educational material will be selected based on the evaluation of the current curricula in the participating universities and also taking into consideration the views of the meat industry based on the lapses they identify in their technically specialized personnel. The digital material refers to meat production and processing, safety, quality and entrepreneurship, and sustainability in the meat sector. The material will be freely accessible in the format of Massive Open Online Courses – MOOC through an interactive platform that will be developed under the scope of the project and will be available in several languages. InnoMeatEdu is based in the cooperation of different institutions and industries, with the collaboration of several food and meat associations, connecting academia with meat industry, initially through the associated partners and also through the interactive platform that will act as a dissemination tool of the training material to all interested parties.
2nd Transnational Project Meeting (Volos, Greece, September 2023)
The 2nd Transnational Project Meeting (TPM) of the Project, was successfully held in Agria, Volos (Greece), on September 4 and 5, 2023, coordinated by the University of Thessaly. The meeting was attended by the University of León (Spain), the University of Parma (Parma, Italy), the University of Warmia and Mazury (Olsztyn, Poland), the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (Portugal), the consulting company 4obs Accounting and Consulting (Greece), while the Centro Tecnológico de la Carne (CETECA, Ourense, Spain) participated remotely. Professor Sp. Karamanos, Vice Rector of International Relations, Outreach and Lifelong Education from the University of Thessaly welcome the partnership. Due to the dangerous weather conditions affecting the area during the meeting, the associated partner of the project Black pig of Olympus- Fotiadis Farm (https://farma-fotiadi.gr/en/) participated remotely, while the planned visit to Farma Elassonas (https://www.farmaelassonas.gr/en/) was postponed and the partners were given a virtual tour of its facilities.
During the 2nd transnational project meeting, the completion of the 2nd work package was approved, which was about the evaluation of the existing curricula, in the subjects related to meat science, in the participating universities, but also the capture of the opinion of the meat industry regarding the training gaps of their technically qualified staff. Based on the above results, the project team concluded on the structure and contents of the proposed development of innovative, digital educational material for students, teachers and professionals in the meat sector. More specifically, the digital material that will be developed will concern meat production and processing, safety, quality and entrepreneurship and sustainability in the meat sector.
Next Transnational Project Meetings
· TPM3 – UPr (It) – December 2023-January 2024
· TPM4 – UWM (Po) – Sept. 2024
· TPM5 – CETECA (Es) – Aug. 2025