Institut equalita e.V.

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Empowering Public Food Procurement

Institut equalita has started together with seven partners in September 2017 the new European ERASMUS project “Empowering Public Food Procurement”. The aim of this project is to contribute to the empowerment of local players in the sustainable food procurement for the catering sector. The project brings together eight organizations in seven countries: France, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia and the Netherlands. At the end of the project, European common leading principles to perform more sustainable food procurement in the catering sector will be established.

Public procurement represents a decisive purchaser of food in Europe. Public authorities and local communities responsible for canteens and cafeterias in hospitals... 

Learning Place BioFarm

On 1 September 2016, the Institute equalita launched another project for learning on a farm. The goal is to develop an e-learning course and an interactive online portal for „Learning place BioFarm" for teachers, farmers, coordinating agencies, NGO employees and all other stakeholders.

Educational visits to organic farms offer an alternative and innovative space that allows a formal and informal learning that takes place outside the conventional learning environment. A special focus is laid on the integration of disadvantaged young people and refugee children and families. The partnership comprises eight institutions from seven countries.

Sustainable Food in Kindergartens

Since September 1, 2016, the institute equalita runs a further project on sustainability in nutrition - this time for food in kindergartens. The goal is the development of an e-learning course and an interactive online portal "Sustainable Food in Kindergartens", which provides learning materials and freely available educational resources for educators, kindergarten staff, catering providers and kitchen staff.

In addition to new requirements for educators and staff in kindergartens, nurseries and schools for one-day meals, special emphasis is placed on new challenges for refugee children and families and their eating habits. The partnership comprises eight institutions from seven countries.