FoSaMed – Enhancing Food Safety in the Mediterranean


In this section the project results foreseen by the FoSaMed work plan are made available.

Project Management Handbook

The Handbook illustrates the management and reporting procedures to be followed by the consortium.

Needs Assessment Report & Curricula Evaluation Report

This report explains the results of the survey of needs assessment to explore the Food Safety sector, including Moroccan HEIs, and stakeholders, and identify their needs and existing gaps. Staff expertise, facilities and conditions of the four Moroccan HEIs involved is analysed to further identify needs and gaps. The reported results are used to plan and design the new joint Master Programme.

Quality Assurance Plan

The Quality Plan refers to the internal quality evaluation, including the evaluation of the project’s goals, objectives, strategies, and timelines; the assessment of the impact, risk management, results.

Dissemination Plan

The Dissemination Plan describes the dissemination objectives, the target group for the project, a plan and strategy for dissemination activities and an indication of dissemination tools and products to be designed.

Training of Teachers

A series of online webinars were carried out and two five-day workshops in Evora and Barcelona took place in order to upgrade professors’ teaching and learning methodologies.

Best Teaching Practices Guidelines

Some learning strategies which may be integrated into classrooms in order to enhance student’s learning process.

Accreditation documents for the new Joint Master

Four dossiers were prepared and submitted, one for each Moroccan HEI, for the accreditation of the new FosaMed Master’s programme. These were duly approved by the Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education.

Open Days

While waiting for the official launch of the FoSaMed Master’s, the Moroccan partners organised Open Days to promote the new Master’s programme.

New modules and courses

The teams from the Universities of Évora and Barcelona jointly prepared teaching materials corresponding to 10 modules: Food Microbiology, Food Chemistry, Food Safety and Hygiene, Applied Statistics for Food Safety, Food Legislation, Food Sensory Analysis, Food Toxicology, Unit Operations in Food Processing, Nutrition and Health, Scientific Writing

New modules and courses implemented in the e-learning space

The teaching materials prepared by the University of Évora and Barcelona teams were made available on the University of Évora’s project Moodle, to which the Moroccan lecturers involved in teaching the Master’s programme were given access. The aim of sharing these materials is for Moroccan teachers to use them to prepare lessons for the new Master’s programme.


An e-learning space with online modules and teaching materials on Food Safety created by European teaching teams to be shared with the Moroccan teaching group. Access is limited to registered teachers.

Master Programme implementation plan

The Master Programme implementation plan defines the structure of the new curriculum, and all the steps needed for its development and implementation. Moreover, the implementation plan includes a sort of business plan, proposing different funding strategies to guarantee the maintenance of the Master Programme after the end of the project, thus enabling the Master to be successful at the long-term.

Modern Food Safety Labs

The Labs etsablished in each Moroccan partner institution are meant to be intensively used both for teaching and learning (by teachers and students), as well as for research and further activities and services to the local communities (by researchers). In addition to train local staff to autonomously manage the Master’s over time with online classes and innovative teaching methods, the labs allow students to benefit from hand-on sessions and practical activities.

The First International Conference on Food Safety in the Mediterranean Region

A two-day event at the premises of IBN Tofail University to bring together leading researchers, industry experts and policy makers to exchange knowledge and ideas on the latest advances in agri-food research and innovation and stimulate new initiatives that contribute to more sustainable and resilient food systems.

Three cooperation agreements

The cooperation agreements laid the foundations for a collaborative network. They aim to create a sustainable international cooperation network to promote educational initiatives and internationalisation, attract funding and ensure the sustainability of results. A first agreement was signed between the Moroccan universities involved; a second agreement was signed between the Moroccan partners and Fenagri; a third agreement was signed between all the project partners.

Master's promotional video

A promotional video telling the story of the Fosamed Master’s: its nature, objectives and perspectives.

Mid-term Internal Quality Assurance Report

The Mid-term Internal Quality Assurance Report is produced to allow possible corrective actions. The document reports the evaluation results of meetings and events carried out.

Mid-term Dissemination Report

The Mid-term Dissemination Report describes the dissemination activities undertaken over the first 18 months of the project.

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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