The NEMOS project successfully concluded in Dublin

After two years, the Erasmus+ funded project NEMOS – A new educational model for acquisition of sustainability competences through service-learning, of which IGCAT is a consortium partner, has come to an end, treasuring many enriching experiences and lessons learned.

The project’s final event on Education for Sustainability and the European GreenComp Framework was celebrated in Dublin on 14 March 2024, hosted by the Technological University of Dublin’s Sustainability Education Unit and Faculty of Sciences and Health Sustainability committee, in collaboration with the NEMOS consortium. The project’s university partners reported about the activities carried out to embed the development of sustainability competences into food degrees curricula through service-learning.

The event included one of the first international workshops for Higher Education Institutions on the recently released Scaffold cards. Led by the University of Pisa, the exercise was especially focused on fostering the acquisition of green competences (GreenComp) and invited participants (teachers and local stakeholders) to reflect on the whole designing process of a learning activity.

Both activities were held in the framework of the 5th NEMOS Transnational Meeting, where the consortium took stock of all the actions carried out during the project lifespan and agreed on the last steps before publishing its final results. Among them, the NEMOS Methodological Handbook, to be released soon in the different languages of the consortium (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish), and serving as a guide to embed sustainability in the curricula through service-learning. The handbook also collects experiences and case studies from the universities involved, serving as a reference for further institutions to implement the methodology developed by NEMOS and adapt it to their specific context.

About the NEMOS Project

The NEMOS project acknowledges sustainability as an increasingly crucial skill for graduate and post-graduate students to tackle important global challenges such as climate change, food waste and the loss of biodiversity in their professional future. Therefore, the project aims to define a new educational model to integrate sustainability competences in the curricula of food-related degrees by means of service learning.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, the NEMOS project is led by the Public University of Navarra and includes the following consortium partners: Technological University Dublin (Ireland); Technological University Graz (Austria); Rhône-Alpes Higher Institute of Agriculture (France); University of Pisa (Italy); and IGCAT.

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