The Erasmus+ Morocco National Office organized in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, the EU Delegation to Morocco, the Conference of Universities Presidents (CPU), the first edition of the “Erasmus Scientific Days”, dedicated to high-level scientific exchange around the promotion of Higher Education and innovation.
These days took place on October 17 and 18, 2022 in Marrakech.
The event featured a plenary session with keynote speakers, oral communications and posters. In this context, the FoSaMed project was selected to share its research, work, innovative initiatives and good practices.
The aim of the Call for contributions was to emphasize actions and reflect scientific research developed by teams engaged in cooperation projects or as results and impacts of Erasmus+ supported actions. The focus was both on scientific results but also on successful initiatives that can give educators, researchers and stakeholders, ideas, good practices and more opportunities to transform the potential of networking into real actions in education and scientific research.
FoSaMed is an Erasmus+ capacity building project, whose main goal is to bring together Moroccan higher education institutions to launch a new Master’s Degree on food safety in 4 Moroccan universities: Agronomic and Veterinary Institute Hassan II (IAV), the National School of Agriculture (ENA), the University Ibn Tofail (IBN) and the University Mohamed I (UMP).
In this context, the Moroccan team was honored to present the paper entitled “Study on the approach of students and teachers for the development of curricula in food safety: FosaMed Project”. The findings of the preparation work realised toward the launch of the new Master’s Degree on Food Safety were shared with the audience.
Indeed, the FoSaMed partners carried out an extensive evaluation of the study programs of Moroccan universities on the topic and focused questionnaires allowed to involve the different stakeholders of the project (teachers, students and professionals) and to collect all the necessary data to understand the real needs in this field.
The evaluation analysis took into consideration teaching methods, student-teacher interaction, training interactions and other dynamics of teaching and learning processes.
The project aims at qualifying Moroccan academics for modern and innovative teaching methodologies, to support Moroccan HEIs on food safety and to contribute to inclusive higher education, which integrates underprivileged groups, such as women, rural populations and gives them equal access to knowledge and the opportunities it brings.
The programme of the Erasmus Scientific Days is available here
A huge thank to the Moroccan National Erasmus Officer Latifa Daadaoui and to the colleagues who excellently represented FoSaMed.