FOOD-AWARE Project

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General information

The FOOD-AWARE project "Training Materials and Visual Learning Tools for Early Education on Environmental Sustainability and Responsible Food Consumption" aims to familiarise teachers with the concepts surrounding

  • responsible food consumption;
  • sustainable food production;
  • circularity;
  • resource efficiency and
  • waste.

Beyond this, it will also train teachers - and develop additional learning tools to assist them – on how to best educate children on these issues - some of which are complex. FOOD-AWARE will include staff training for teachers and educators on how to use the project materials, which in turn will be disseminated to teachers during the FOOD-AWARE Workshops. The project will therefore strengthen the skill sets of the target groups (teachers and other educators, including parents) by educating them on new subjects and training them in how to transfer this knowledge to their students appropriately. Second, schoolchildren will also learn new skills and competences, with the aim of increasing their awareness and understanding of concepts surrounding food production and resources. This will enable them to be more discerning and make better choices, but also to pass these on, in turn, to their peers, siblings and even families.

 
Introducing partners
  • Doukas School is a K-12 educational institution, with top tier educational and athletic facilities in Greece, offering its 1,600 student body a range of educational and athletic programs. Innovative in terms of digital education, Doukas School was one of the first organisations in Greece to introduce a 1:1 educational model.
  • Spoleczna Akademia Nauk, University of Social Sciences is one of the leading private universities in Poland. There are 18 departments and it offers PhD, MA and BA studies, post-graduate courses as well as specialised training courses on daily, evening and weekend and extramural basis.
  • University of Dundee is a world leader in the field of Comics Studies, and home to the Scottish Centre for Comics Studies (SCCS). Since 2015 SCCS has operated Dundee Comics Creative Space (DCCS), co-funded by the University and the Rank Foundation. DCCS is a social enterprise project aimed at educating young people using comics.
  • The Polish Farm Advisory and Training Center not-for-profit Sp. Z o.o. is a private not-for-profit company dedicated to providing farm advisory services, enhancing the entrepreneurial spirit in rural areas, and fostering rural development in general. The organisation’s main goal is to improve the livelihood of people living in rural areas by offering them the best and most professional and personalised advice.
  • PROPEL Europe ASBL is a not-for-profit NGO based in Brussels which provides education, training and networking in and around the subjects of sustainability; responsible consumption; entrepreneurship; and more. PROPEL aims to provide advice, assistance and expertise so that these areas can be tackled coherently across EU policy sectors and frameworks with a multitude of innovative approaches.
  • ISEKI-Food Association is an independent non-profit organisation in the food sector. The activities are mainly focused on education and training. ISEKI-Food is developing and carrying out activities connected to food such as: working towards the quality assurance of food studies; developing and accrediting curricula and certifying training activities on an international level; developing teaching materials and teaching methods; and more.
 
FOOD-AWARE events

FOOD-AWARE's Kick-off Meeting was successfully held at Doukas School in Athens, Greece on 14-15 January 2019. It was a fruitful meeting for everyone following the initial planning of the work and effort. Partners also had the chance to discuss and collaborate in the context of the intellectual outputs. Diverse opinions were expressed, and partners made the relevant decisions naming a partner that will lead each important activity. The milestones of the project implementation were set and agreed upon by all participating members. As Output 1 was already ongoing, Doukas School presented its initial plan to coordinate partners collective effort in order to achieve the optimal result for all target groups involved (teacher trainers, teachers, educators). Each partner presented its ideas for the training module they will be leading, and further discussions took place until all parties were satisfied and the overall coherence of the modules was guaranteed. During the meeting partners also had the chance to organise and plan for the next meeting that will be hosted by FARM-ADVISORY in Poland on 13-14 June 2019 which will be important in order to finalise the work done the next 6 months. Finally, the dissemination plan and the quality assurance plan were presented by the organisations leading those activities (PROPEL, ISEKI-Food) and agreed upon.

 
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Project number: 2018-1-EL01-KA201-047855
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