The EcoDESforFOOD project is a European project which is part of the Erasmus + program “Innovation and cooperation for the development of good practices”, focused on developing a training and e-learning platform in all subjects related the ecodesign of packaging for the food industry with an interdisciplinary and transversal approach to the main professionals involved in the production of packaging and agri-food sector.
For over twenty-four months, the partners of the EcoDESforFOOD+ project will labor to operate a platform that aims to develop a holistic training in eco-design for the professionals involved in this sector to provide a comprehensive training that covers all areas of knowledge necessary to implement ecodesign products and offer an integrated approach to all agents involved.
This will mean an increase in specialization and professionalization of European professionals who may acquire new skills complementary to their standard training and experience.
In addition, among other activities, the project includes the complete analysis of both the current offer in the participating countries, and the real needs of the sector in order to develop and adapt the course contents effectively.
The target group for this training integrates various professional backgrounds such as design professionals (industrial design engineers and graphic designers), Managers of agribusiness SMEs, Agri-food manufacturers packaging entrepreneurs and Marketing professionals.
It is expected that the results of EcoDESforFOOD + project will serve as a reference in the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning to promote new qualifications to provide greater specialization of agrofood packaging industry professionals.