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Training Requirements And Careers for Knowledge-based Food Science and Technology in Europe

Training Requirements And Careers for Knowledge-based Food Science and Technology in Europe

Objective

The food and drink industry is the single largest manufacturing sector in the EU and is mainly comprised by SMEs and microenterprises (99.1% of European food and drink businesses). The European food industry is in the lower part of the innovation performance ranking, and is losing relative importance in the global food market. This situation was a primary reason for the initiation of the ETP Food4 Life, which seeks to stimulate and underpin innovation in the agro-food chain. TRACK_FAST is drawn from all geographic points of Europe, and its main objective is the identification of the training and career requirements of future European food scientists and technologists (FST), and implementation of a European strategy to recruit the next generation FST leaders. TRACK_FAST will achieve this goal through: Identification and definition of personal skills requirements in food job market; Developments for the regulation of food science and technology professions in Europe; Establishment of a framework for continual professional training and career development for the FST professional; and Motivation of young people to enter and pursue of a career in food science and technology in Europe. The project will therefore coordinate a programme of information and experience gathering, discussions with employers and employees, and with those responsible for providing academic and other training deliver awareness and experience in career development activities. Moreover, young students will be motivated to pursue a career in food area, thus promoting a new generation of skilled, flexible and enthusiastic food scientists and technologists. TRACK_FST will provide main stakeholders with a forum within which their main needs will be considered. Moreover, TRACK_FAST focus on the key factors to identify needs and guide future works, as well as the development of specific and effective measures to prompt changes. The consortium and work plan are framed in a strong engagement between stakeholders, thus TRACK_FAST will contribute to a more innovative and competitive food and drink sector, which is a key area for job creation, global competition and societal benefit in Europe.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA

Address

Palma De Cima
1649 023 Lisboa

Portugal

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 191 330,91

Administrative Contact

Nuno Afonso (Mr.)

Participants (26)

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UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 24 551,69

SIK - INSTITUTET FOER LIVSMEDEL OCH BIOTEKNIK AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 39 974,50

FEVIA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 7 160,98

AINIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 42 912,88

ESCOLA SUPERIOR AGRARIA DE COIMBRA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 51 008,50

INSTITUT DES SCIENCES ET INDUSTRIES DU VIVANT ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT - AGRO PARIS TECH

France

EU Contribution

€ 36 437,25

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 22 888,58

GAZIANTEP UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 31 186,22

STICHTING EFFOST

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 61 856,59

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 58 808,59

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 26 474,56

BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 24 958,61

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 30 363,83

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TERAMO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 46 185,48

UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRONOMICE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 31 361,52

FEDERACAO DAS INDUSTRIAS PORTUGUESAS AGRO-ALIMENTARES

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 6 901,50

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 29 880,60

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 37 550,04

ISEKI-Food Association

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 3 351,49

KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 20 300,57

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 26 944,74

AKKREDITIERUNGSAGENTUR FUER STUDIENGAENGE DER INGENIEURWISSENSCHAFTEN, DER INFORMATIK, DER NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN UND DER MATHEMATIK EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 27 075,59

EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR FOOD SAFETY AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 70 583,66

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 37 504,94

UNILEVER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT VLAARDINGEN BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 4 333,50

INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE VIANA DE CASTELO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 8 088,68

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 227220

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    28 February 2013

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 182 529,94

  • EU contribution

    € 999 976

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA

Portugal