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EWEAS consortium meets in Pordenone (Italy) to discuss the project’s current and future developments


The EWEAS 2nd project meeting took place in Pordenone (Italy) on from 8th-9th July 2019, hosted by the Italian Fish Farmers Association (API). The meeting gathered its full consortium of 5 partners from Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Latvia and Ireland to discuss on the progress so far, and the next steps going forward. During this event, the partners identified the requirements for capacity building to address water and energy inefficiencies in the European aquaculture sector. The first day of the meeting focused on sharing the partners’ points of view for the future development of the training contents and the challenges associated with the selection of modules.

In EWEAS we share the same vision to ensure a continuous development of a high skilled workforce for a thriving and more professional European aquaculture sector.

– Mercedes Caro-Rodriguez, EWEAS Coordinator

The meeting started with general updates from all partners on the progress for each WP. SGS representative Iacopo Benedetti from the leading institution SGS gave an overall overview of the project’ management, financial and legal issues. Andrea Fabris from API and Miha Stular KGZS-KR gave updates on the progress of data collection by the questionnaires and emphasized its paramount role for the success of the project. Markuss Švāģeris from BEFO presented a detailed plan for the development of the e-Learning platform and Oxana Sytnik from AquaTT updated on the communication and dissemination activities accomplished so far and how it is envisaged for the next months. During working discussions all partners shared their perspectives on the future development of the training contents and challenges associated with selection of modules.

The event was combined with an exciting field visit to two fish farms in the vicinity of the Pordenone town. The project team had the opportunity to learn about the working methods peculiarities of the local fish farming activities.