Pedagogical scenarios, including specifications for training, learner’s profiles, learners’ expectations, stakeholders’ needs and learning tools

Output 1 was played a crucial role in enhancing short food chains models education. It comprises essential specifications for training, learner’s profiles, expectations, stakeholders’ needs, and learning tools. Here’s a summary of what you will find inside:

̴Better understanding of Learners and Stakeholders in the field of short supply chains: We diligently assessed the needs and requirements of our target audience, including learners and stakeholders within the EU. Through questionnaires and workshops, we gathered feedback from EU producers, supply chain stakeholders, policy-makers, and consumers. This feedback helped us understand their basic knowledge of short food chains, their preferences for educational methodology, and the level of detail they required̴ in our modules.

̴Role of the External Advisory Body in the project: To ensure the quality and relevance of our content, we established an External Advisory Body providing invaluable early feedback, helping us improve and validate our content at various project stages.

̴Defining Pedagogical Content: In alignment with our goal of empowering EU producers in short food chain models, we identified core modules for our pedagogical content. These modules focus on enhancing producers’ entrepreneurial and managerial mindset, providing theoretical knowledge on alternative food chain models, showcasing best practices, improving competencies in product valorization, marketing, labeling, and client relations, and ensuring food traceability and safety.

̴Common Principles and Standards: We dedicated a sub-task to establish common principles and standards for formulating and developing our training content. This step underscores our commitment to delivering tailored, high-quality learning materials.

̴E-Learning Platform: We outlined key specifications for the Foodimprov’iders online e-learning platform, ensuring it meets the requirements for both blended learning and self-learning components. The platform here, and it’s also reachable from our project website. Registration is free, and the pedagogical material will remain accessible after the project’s conclusion.

̴Blended Learning Component: A valuable offline component encompassed the online training offer to provide support to producers within the lifetime of the project and gather valuable feedback on improving the platform and its content. Detailed information on this can be found in the deliverables IO3 and IO4.

̴Transferability: We’re committed to ensuring the transferability of the materials we’ve produced. All deliverables will remain freely accessible and published on our project website in English.

Explore our pedagogical content and check the e-learning platform.