National Events

National events were organized in all partner countries in in order  to raise awareness about the increasingly key role HRM is playing in firms’ competitiveness, about the limited levels of talent management commitment in the country compared to European counterparts, and to encourage participants to mainstream, deliver or take up the e-learning “Human Resources Management in small companies of the agri-food sector” course and platform as well as mainstreaming lifelong learning policies in companies and public agencies.


Here you can find a list of all national events that took place during the implementation of the FRESH project in all partners’ countries:

FEDACOVA and Fundación Equipo Humano collaborated in the organisation of the Event called “How to modernise staff management in the agri-food sector?, hold the 4th of December 2019 at BBVA headquarters. The event was made within the framework of the European FRESH project (agriFood open educational RESources for Human capital managers), which seeks to improve human resources skills in the agri-food sector.

30 people atended to the Event from different profiles such as: Responsible of  agri-food Smes, Representatives of other industrial associations; Trade unions; Vocational Training Centers and Public Agencies related to Industrial and Educational development.

The day fulfilled the foreseen objectives: first the day started with a disruptive and interactive activity organised by an HR Consultant of Fundación Equipo Humano.  The participants were invited to learn through this activity how to manage the change in human resources. 

Then, Fundación Equipo Humano and FEDACOVA,  presented the scope of the European FRESH project and how  this Project is responding to the training needs of staff management for SME managers in the agri-food sector. In addition, Fundación Equipo Humano presented the online HR training platform for managers of SMEs in the sector. 

Here below you can check some pictures. 

EDITC organized and implemented an event on the 19th of December 2019 at Landmark hotel. The aim of the event was to present the results of the FRESH project, within the framework of the European ERASMUS+ funded project (agriFood open educational RESources for Human capital managers). The project which seeks to improve human resources skills in the agri-food sector.

42 people attended to the Event from different organizations working in SMEs as well as HR people from various organizations interested in adopting the FRESH approach and transferring the results in their own organizations. The profile of the organizations ranged from agri-food Smes, Representatives of Trade unions; Vocational Training Centers and Public Agencies related to Industrial and Educational development. Additionally representatives from the Cyprus Standardization Organization attended in order to evaluate the results with the possibility to further develop the materials leading to a certification.

The event started with a short presentation of the aim of the project, the scope, activities implemented followed by an analysis and presentation of the outputs. After short break with an energizer, followed an in-depth analysis of the OER

During the presentation of the E-Learning platform, the participants were able to create and login on the platform from their mobiles and had a glimpse on how the platform works.   

A Q & A session was held, where participants had the chance to post questions and discuss the added value of such an OER. 

The event was concluded with an evaluation of the event and results presented. A cocktail followed.

The Greek FRESH cocktail was an event that gathered more than 40 people representing the Food industry, Business support organizations, vocational training organizations, university Professors and students. It was held on the 5th of December of 2019. 

The event is one of the activities within the framework of the FRESH project. The objective was to present the main objectives of it, as well as some of its outputs. It also included related information and up-to-date studies on the skills required by the labour market as well as how businesses and HR departments can meet the current challenges on new industries. The importance of lifelong learning was highlighted during the event, an aspect that the online learning platform of FRESH will surely contribute to.

The event started with the presentation of the FRESH Project from the Director General of SEVT, followed on the topic “Human Resources in the Age of Industry 4.0 – Occupations & Skills”, by the presentation the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises. The next topic was on “The Working Environment in the Digital Age: New Technologies & Equal Opportunities” and it was presented from the representative of the ACCENTURE. The last 2 presentations were done from 2 multinational companies with high expertise and experience in HR, Nestle Hellas SA & Coca Cola 3E Hellas SA covering the topics “Modernizing HR departments to meet the contemporary needs of the Food Industry” & “The Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on the Food Industry”. Both companies have collaborated and gave feedback during the FRESH project’s main outcomes along others, part of the SEVT network. During the presentation, objectives, tools, the training platform and the materials created by FRESH project were introduced to all assistants, following the agenda foreseen.

After the end of presentation a discussion followed mainly on how the SMEs enterprises can follow the current trends on HR management, skills and digitalization. It was pointed out that training, tools and assistance have to be given to SMEs in order to follow the evolution and reduce the skill gaps in HR knowledge within EU countries and among them. The final conclusion of the event was that tools such as those provided by FRESH project are more than necessary for HR being a turning point in the sector.

Publication in the News section of SEVT´s Website afterwards:

BIC Ljubljana hosted the event Biotechnological Skills for the Innovation and Sustainability of the Agri-food Industry in the frame of a series of conferences and events on the topic of ‘Trends and challenges in food technology, nutrition, hospitality, tourism education and training’ in Ljubljana on 23rd October 2019. The event took place at their headquarters.. The event was made within the framework of the European FRESH project (agriFood open educational RESources for Human capital managers), which seeks to improve human resources skills in the agri-food sector. 

40 people from various fields attended the event: bakers, confectioners, chefs and heads of restaurants, experts of Regional Chamber of Crafts, acting director of Tourism and Hospitality Chamber of Slovenia, representatives of different food and wine/beer production companies, farmers etc. The FRESH event hosted a special guest, the state secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Mr. Jože Podgoršek, who gave an introduction speech to greet the participants. 

BIC Ljubljana prepared a presentation of the key issue (reference to the cedefop statement: CEDEFOP (2015): apparent skill gaps are linked to employers’ low commitment to inefficient Human Resource Management (HRM) practices. 39% of EU firms are affected by skill mismatches but the apparent skills gap was found true for 80% of them. Building capacity on strategic HRM in firms can embed competitive advantage through attraction, development and retention of talent in firms. HRM is a source of competitive advantage.). BIC presented the FRESH project objectives (valorisation of our dissemination materiel: brochure, videos and also the main outputs of the project: the training content, the tool (the platform) with a live presentation during the event.