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.
- 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: