TRAIN-CE-FOOD produces several outputs with multifaceted impacts on the target groups and the socio-economic environment:
The state-of-the-art report includes a systemic, theoretical and practical elaboration of present conditions on food related topics and entrepreneurship education in partner countries.
Curriculum for Secondary School & University Level
We will develop a curriculum for integrating entrepreneurship and cooperative knowledge in the field of circular economy innovative food supply chain business models dedicated to the higher education institution and secondary school students, respectively.
The e-modules will cover the following topics:
- e-Module 1: Introduction to Circular Economy and Innovative Business Models
- e-Module 2: Entrepreneurships and cooperatives in circular economy
- e-Module 3: Creation of cooperative start-up, using circular economy in food supply chains
The e-textbook represents a link to the expertise knowledge including topics like youth entrepreneurship, cooperatives, circular economy, food supply chains, innovative business models and product development.
E-TRAINING for Staff and Students
Due to pandemics, our live staff and student training shifted from Osijek (Croatia) to a 4-day e-training from 20 to 23 of September 2021.
The main goals of the TRAIN-CE-FOOD e-training were:
® To present insights of the developed e-modules (1, 2 and 3) to the relevant target groups.
® To foster cooperative mentoring sessions with the students, in order to develop and implement their innovative business ideas.
® To acquire relevant feedback on the presented learning materials and the developed content for possible improvements before the final e-course version.
® To directly evaluate the competencies gained by the relevant target groups, in the pre- and post- competences evaluations.
TRAIN-CE-FOOD 4-day e-training programme was divided into:
– Introductory session (welcome, guidelines for the day, ice-breaker game)
– Online lectures by partners from WP3 (e-modules presentations, in-depth lectures)
– Group work sessions (practical work with participants)
– Closing session (Q&A, reflection and feedback via evaluation, goodbye)
We are happy to report that 62 participants received certificates of attendance. Moreover our pre- and post- evaluations showed tangible improvement of young participants’ competencies, regarding circular economy business models, cooperatives and social entrepreneurship added value in business, as well as creating innovative ideas within the food supply chains.Participants overall feedback in video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78GumzqyVcc
If you missed this event, get an insight via TRAIN-CE-FOOD Youtube channel:
TRAIN-CE-FOOD workshop should happen in Brussels (Belgium) in May 2021 – however, due to pandemics project consortium successfully organized an online event on May 27th, gathering around 100 interested stakeholders.
The objective of this workshop was to showcase the E-Training programme and launch the first opportunity for discussion about training young people competencies in the fields of Circular Economy (CE), Social Entrepreneurship (SE) and Food Supply Chain (FSC).
The half-a-day workshop consisted of three plenary sessions.
The first section was considered as the opening session included virtual check-in, welcome speeches, and an overview of the Train CE Food Project
The second session was entitled “Train CE FOOD – The Curriculum”, covering project work package 2.
The third session was 45 minutes allocated for questions, group reflections, and conclusions on the day’s discussions, as the aim of the event was to foster discussion between attendees around the core themes of the Train CE Food.
TRAIN-CE-FOOD project consortium gained valuable inputs and feedback from the target groups throughout the workshop programme and evaluation activities.
REMOTE COACHING for Establishing Circular Economy Cooperatives and Entrepreneurships
Train-CE-Food project partners took over the role of “business mentors”.
Coaching facilitation was done online with applied techniques that were aiming at supporting creativity of the students, preparing them for:
– Business idea development,
– Market research,
– Preparing a business plan,
– Legal requirement documents needed to establish/register a selected business.
Student participants were mentored in order to equip them fully with the needed knowledge, skills and information, based on their business ideas to be ready to launch their business ideas onto the market, becoming true “change-makers” in green business fields.
We sparked some great business idea realizations, linked to the TRAIN-CE-FOOD project objectives!
This conference is the final event of the project, where we will represent project outputs and invite participants to further usage of the outputs developed.