SUI-FOOD press-release 4

European Project, SUI-FOOD

(Start-Up Internationalisation in the agriFOOD industry) 

Second and Third Consortium Meeting of The SUI-FOOD Projectwas held in Poland and Estonia

The SUI-FOOD PROJECT (Start-Up Internationalisation in the agriFOOD industry) started on 1st of October, 2018. The SUI-FOOD PROJECT, supported by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme, aims to provide a new standard and practical training among new entrepreneurs in a training course for international organizations in the field of guidance and service provision for a practical analysis of this objective. 

The 2–year project is supported by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme and has 6 partners from 5 EU Countries (Spain, Turkey, Estonia, Poland and Romania). Federacion Empresarial De Agroalimentacion De La Comunidad Valenciana (FEDACOVA) is the coordinator of the SUI-FOOD Project. The partners are; SETBİR (Turkey), FYG CONSULTORES (Spain), VCVTC: Vorumaa Kutsehariduskeskus (Estonia), ITeE – PIB: INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII EKSPLOATACJI – PIB (Poland) and POWER NET: PNC (Romania).

SUI-FOOD project addresses those challenges through the development of a training: of which purposes are:

v To draft and validate a comprehensive qualification standard defining the professional profile of an internationalization manager in an agrifood start-up or SME including a description of required knowledge, skills and competences needed for this profile and a modular structured training pathway.

v To develop an e-learning platform to train the agrifood start-up and SMEs with the needed knowledge, skills and competence for them to become efficient internationalization manager, thus enabling them to develop further their businesses. 

SUI-FOOD partners will use open and innovative education methods, embedded in the digital era.

For these purposes, training materials have been prepared by all partners. After that, the project partners started to apply this pilot test with 30 company representatives from their own countries.   Participants of this training are agri-food industry business people invited from partners’ countries.

After the event, each partner was planned to carry out Local Replicator Activities (E activity) in their own country, but this activity could not be carried out due to Covid 19.

The Closing Conference of SUIFOOD Project will be held online on 30 September 2020 in Ankara. At the closing meeting, the result of the project will be presented to the participants and in the final report Participants will be invited to share their thoughts and feedback in order to be informed. Shares from all over Europe will be invited to this conference.

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