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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2008-2B
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

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)

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 24 551,69
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Milena Prosen (Ms.)
SIK - INSTITUTET FOER LIVSMEDEL OCH BIOTEKNIK AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 39 974,50
Address
Box 5401
40229 Goeteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lilia Ahrné (Dr.)
FEVIA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 7 160,98
Address
Kunstlaan - Avenue Des Arts 43
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Claire Bosch (Ms.)
AINIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 42 912,88
Address
Calle Benjamin Franklin 5-11 Valencia Parc Tecnologic
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Llusar Sánchez (Dr.)
ESCOLA SUPERIOR AGRARIA DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 51 008,50
Address
Rua Da Escola Agrícola-bencanta
3040-316 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Graça Carvalho (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES ET INDUSTRIES DU VIVANT ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT - AGROPARISTECH
France
EU contribution
€ 36 437,25
Address
Rue Claude Bernard 16
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agnés Bonneville (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 22 888,58
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Antonio Perez Garcia (Prof.)
GAZIANTEP UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 31 186,22
Address
Universite Bulvari Sehitkamil
27310 Gaziantep
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bekir Höbek (Mr.)
STICHTING EFFOST
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 61 856,59
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 9 A
6709 PA Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wilma Methorst (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 58 808,59
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kathy Brownridge (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 26 474,56
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwing (Ms.)
BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 24 958,61
Address
Fovam Ter 8
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zoltán Lakner (Prof.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 30 363,83
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TERAMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 46 185,48
Address
Via Renato Balzarini 1 3 5 7
64100 Teramo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luigi Renzullo (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRONOMICE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 31 361,52
Address
Bd Marasti 59 Sector 1
011464 Bucarest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Janina Gabriela Dinca (Ms.)
FEDERACAO DAS INDUSTRIAS PORTUGUESAS AGRO-ALIMENTARES
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 6 901,50
Address
Rua Da Junqueira Edificio Rosa 39-1
1300 307 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pedro Ivo Da Costa Queiroz (Mr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 29 880,60
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabriella Bernardi (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 37 550,04
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Scheining Gerhard (Prof.)
VEREIN ISEKI-FOOD EUROPAISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR DIE INTEGRATION DER LEBENSMITTELWISSINSCHAFT UND -TECHNOLGIE IN DIE LEBENSMITTELVERSORGUNGSKETTE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 3 351,49
Address
Muthgasse 18
1190 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Schleining (Prof.)
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 20 300,57
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rimantas Venskutonis (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 26 944,74
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Saskia Vanden Broeck (Ms.)
AKKREDITIERUNGSAGENTUR FUER STUDIENGAENGE DER INGENIEURWISSENSCHAFTEN, DER INFORMATIK, DER NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN UND DER MATHEMATIK EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 27 075,59
Address
Robert-stolz Str. 5
40470 Duesseldorf
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Karin Berg (Ms.)
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR FOOD SAFETY AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 70 583,66
Address
Avenue Louise 475
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Harmen Hofstra (Dr.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 37 504,94
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingwar Lennerfors (Mr.)
UNILEVER INNOVATION CENTRE WAGENINGEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 4 333,50
Address
Bronland 14
6708 WH Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charlotte Smeele (Ms.)
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE VIANA DE CASTELO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 8 088,68
Address
Praça General Barbosa
4900 Viana Do Castelo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carla Quintas (Ms.)