Specialists for the food products industry in Romania, Spain and Portugal have carried out a mutual transfer of knowhow and good practices regarding the authenticity of traditional recipes and ingredients, with support from the eLearning collaborative platform developed by SIVECO Romania
The process of registering the traditional food products contributes to the continuity of the nations’ culinary heritage.
The European project TOL4FOOD, developed between January 2012 and December 2013, ensured the transfer of knowhow between Portugal, Spain and Romania, regarding European rules and procedures in the field of traditional food products.
A data base in English was created within the project, comprising of 170 traditional food products carefully selected, from Romania, Spain and Portugal, with specific information on each product. The region, age of recipe, authentic recipe, the specific sensorial properties and the product’s story were the main selection criteria.
A continuous challenge for the production of traditional foodstuffs is represented by increasing the competitiveness through identifying those innovations guaranteeing the products’ safety and, at the same time, the general requirements and consumers’ specific expectations regarding the traditional food products, as well.
The aim of TOL4FOOD project was to develop and implement an integrated system for training and lifelong learning regarding promoting cooperation and mobility between researchers and small and medium entrepreneurs. The specialists from the traditional food products industry in Romania, Spain and Portugal shared knowhow and good practices, while the authenticity of traditional recipes and ingredients was evaluated.
The methodology for educational training, as well as the collaborative platform for online courses was developed by SIVECO Romania. The platform allows users to learn about the rules and procedures in the field of traditional food products.
The users may find complete information on these topics, on the project web site www.tol4food.eu, in four languages: Romanian, English, Spanish and Portuguese.
The project was implemented by a consortium formed of four partners in three countries, being coordinated by the National Research & Development Institute for Food Bio-resources (IBA Bucharest, Romania).
IBA Bucharest is a public research institution in the field of foodstuff technology, foodstuff quality and safety and food products’ packaging.
The consortium members are: SIVECO (Romania), National Technological Centre for the Tinned Food and Foodstuff Industry (CTC, Spain) and the Portuguese Catholic University – Higher Biotechnology School (UCP-ESB, Portugal).
The project was funded by the European Commission through the National Agency for Community Programs in the Field of Education and Professional Training (ANPCDEFP, Bucharest, Romania), belonging to the “Lifelong training” program, sub-program: “Leonardo da Vinci”, action: “Leonardo da Vinci – Innovation Transfer”.
About SIVECO Romania
SIVECO Romania is the leading Romanian software house and one of the most successful regional leaders in eLearning, eHealth, eAgriculture, eCustoms, eGovernment and eBusiness from Central and Eastern Europe. The company develops and exports software products and high value added consultancy projects to countries within the European Community, The Middle East, North Africa and the CIS area.
Founded in 1992, SIVECO Romania has now 1,000 employees worldwide. Addressing large companies and public agencies, SIVECO Romania is specialized in developing large and complex IT projects.
SIVECO Romania solutions contribute to reducing the digital gap and improve the activity of many public institutions, such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry for the Information Society, Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Protection and Elderly, Ministry of Finances.
During its 22 years of activity, SIVECO Romania has built a solid reputation, receiving more than 180 national and international recognitions and prizes.
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