FoSaMed – Enhancing Food Safety in the Mediterranean

About FoSaMed

The main objective of the project is the development of a joint Master’s Programme, within the curricula of 4 Moroccan universities, namely the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (IAV), the National School of Agriculture of Meknès (ENA), Ibn Tofail University (IBN) and Mohammed I University (UMP), supported by the project coordinator the University of Évora (UEVORA), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED).

The project aims to develop new approaches and methodologies and to promote wider participation in higher education. Such participation enhances social inclusion through economic, social and civil means. From an occupational perspective, participation in higher education can be understood as enabling a transformation of identity and socio-economic status through the transitional occupation of student, to become a worker and a professional.

The objectives of the FoSaMed project include to qualify Moroccan academics for modern and innovative teaching methodologies, to support Moroccan HEIs in designing a Master Programme on food safety associated to the recovery and promotion of the traditional Mediterranean diet and to short food supply chains, and to contribute to inclusive higher education, which integrates underprivileged groups, such as women, rural populations and refugees and gives them equal access to knowledge and the opportunities it brings.

The following actions will be developed in order to develop innovative pedagogical approaches and new learning settings.


An innovative e-learning training for food safety coordinated by EU partners, using didactic modules and integrated tools. 

This activity includes: the development of new teaching materials, video lessons and digital content; the implementation of an interactive e-learning space; the establishment of 8 computer workstations and food safety labs in the 4 Moroccan HEIs which will be used within the new Joint Master Programme.


Workshops coordinated by UEVORA and UB to enhance the quality of the teaching methods.

The didactic modules are jointly developed by European and Moroccan teachers. Moroccan teachers apply the new methodologies in their existing teaching and evaluate them to suggest improvements before the Master’s is launched.


A MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) about Food safety in Morocco developed.

Didactic modules based on video and digital resources are jointly developed by all the partners. The MOOC is conceived to involve local communities and integrate traditional practices and scientific knowledge. The MOOC is designed to reach a wider audience, potentially the whole Moroccan population regardless of the educational level.



A Joint Master’s Programme on food safety in the involved Moroccan HEIs.

Project duration

From 15 January 2021 to 14 January 2024


Project No




European Commission, Erasmus+, KA2 – Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education 


Specific Objectives

  • Training of 32 teachers in Moroccan partner higher education institutions
  • Improvement of the curricular offer by creating a new Joint Master Programme on Food Safety and improving the quality of teaching and learning at the four Moroccan partner universities
  • Creation of a international multi-stakeholder collaborative and educational network on Food Safety


 The achievement of the goals is pursued through the outputs/outcomes of each work package: 

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This project has been funded with support from the European Union. This website reflects the view only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. The project number is 618518-EPP-T-2020-1-PT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP