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FoSaMed, Enhancing Food Safety in the Mediterranean

FoSaMed aims to bring together Moroccan HEIs that promote inclusive education through curriculum development and teacher education on food safety.

The main specific objective of the project is the development of a joint Master’s Programme, within the curricula of the IAV, ENA, IBN and UMP that will receive the support of the project coordinator the University of Évora (UEVORA) together with the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED).

The specific objectives of the FoSaMed project include the qualification of the Moroccan academics on modern and innovative teaching methodologies, to support Moroccan HEIs in designing a Master Programme on food safety that is associated with the recovery and promotion of the traditional Mediterranean diet and associated to short food supply chains, and to contribute to inclusive higher education in Morocco, that 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.

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

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

c) The development of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) about “Food safety in Morocco”.

d) The implementation of a Joint Master’s Programme on food safety run by the involved Moroccan HEIs, which will be the key focus of the FoSaMed project.

Project Acronym
European Commission, Erasmus+, KA2 – Capacity-building in the Field of Higher Education
Lead Contractor
University of Evora, Portugal
European partners:

  • Mediterranean Universities Union – UNIMED, Italy
  • University of Barcelona, Spain

Moroccan partners:

  • Ecole Nationale d’Agriculture de Meknes
  • Ibn Tofail University
  • Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II
  • University Mohammed I
Associated Partner
 FENAGRI – Fédération Nationale de l’Agroalimentaire
 871 487,00 EUR
Project Duration
From 15 January 2021 to 14 January 2024
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