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  • SAFE at the World Seafood Congress 2017

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    The World Seafood Congress 2017 will take place from 10 to 13 September in Reykjavik Iceland.

    On the afternoon of TUESDAY 12 SEPT, SAFE consortium will lead two sessions.

    Abstracts still being accepted for speakers and for posters.

    Early bird registration open till 30 April.

     

  • SAFE Executive Board Meetings 2017-26 JUNE

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    Monday 26 June at 14H CET

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    Wednesday 23 August at 13H CET

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Track_Fast

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 11:49

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Training Requirements and Careers for Knowledge-based Food Science and Technology in Europe.

FP 7, Contract nr. 227220 (2009 - 2011)

A Support Action led by SAFE member Escola Superior de Biotechnologia - Universidade Católica Portuguesa(ESB), coordinated by Dr. Cristina L.M. Silva. Track_Fast ran from September 2009 through February 2013 with 27 partners throughout Europe and the Associated Countries. SAFE consortium was the Work Package 1 leader.

The main objectives of Track_Fast were to:

i) identify training and career requirements of future European food scientists and technologists (FSTs) and

ii) implement a strategy to recruit the next generation of European FSTs.

TRACK_FAST achieved this goal through: Identification and definition of personal skills requirements in food job market; Developments for the regulation of food science and technology professions in Europe; Establishment of a framework for continual professional training and career development for the FST professional; and Motivation of young people to enter and pursue of a career in food science and technology in Europe. The project will therefore coordinate a programme of information and experience gathering, discussions with employers and employees, and with those responsible for providing academic and other training deliver awareness and experience in career development activities. Moreover, young students will be motivated to pursue a career in food area, thus promoting a new generation of skilled, flexible and enthusiastic food scientists and technologists. TRACK_FAST will provide main stakeholders with a forum within which their main needs will be considered. Moreover, TRACK_FAST focus on the key factors to identify needs and guide future works, as well as the development of specific and effective measures to prompt changes. The consortium and work plan are framed in a strong engagement between stakeholders, thus TRACK_FAST will contribute to a more innovative and competitive food and drink sector, which is a key area for job creation, global competition and societal benefit in Europe.

SAFE consortium is lead author on a peer-review publication coming from the research in this project. Flynn et al. (2013) in Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, Ideal Skills for European Food Scientists and Technologists: Identifying the Most Desired Knowledge, Skills and Competencies.

SAFE members may download a pdf of the publication. Log in as a member and the article will be visible in the Publications tab of the SAFE website.

Access the Track_Fast website here.

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