PROJECT: Intermediate meeting in Alentejo region

Between 26 and 28th April 2016, the Associação para o Desenvolvimento do Concelho de Moura (ADCMoura) hosted the Intermediate meeting of the project HERBARTIS in the region of Alentejo (Portugal).

Intermediate meeting in Alentejo (Portugal), 26-28th April 2016
Intermediate meeting in Alentejo (Portugal), 26-28th April 2016

Partners from the different countries (Université Européenne Senteurs et Saveurs_UESS from France, Le Terre dei Savoia_TdS and Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’Analisi dell’Economia Agraria from Italy_CRA-FSO, and Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya_CTFC and Institut de Recerca i Tecnologies Agroalimentàries_IRTA from Spain) attended the meeting. Two technicians from Direcção-Geral de Agricultura e Desenvolvimento Rural of Portugal also participated in the meeting.

Venue at Evora_Intermediate meeting
Venue at Evora_Intermediate meeting

The visitors arrived at Lisbon during the morning of 26th and travelled by bus to Évora where the host partners received them and guided them around this famous village, and then drived them to Moura though the fantastic landscape of Alentejo in Spring.

 

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Alentejo landscape_Intermediate meeting

During the 27th April, the teachers and technicians met at the ADCMoura headquarters and discussed several activities of the project, mainly addressed to develop a blended course on handicraft production of herbal products:

  • Guidelines on profession and training state of the art, and proposed curriculum
  • Syllabus of the blended course
  • Training material development.
  • E-learning platform
  • Blended course organisation
Working on guidelines_Intermediate meeting
Working on guidelines_Intermediate meeting
Working on Syllabus_Intermediate meeting
Working on Syllabus_Intermediate meeting
Working on training materials_Intermediate meeting
Working on training materials_Intermediate meeting
Working on e-Learning platform_Intermediate meeting
Working on e-Learning platform_Intermediate meeting

At the afternoon, people had the opportunity to discover the charming village of Monsaraz and visiting two producers of aromatic and medicinals plants:

  • Aromas da Lousa, in Luz
  • Monte do Menir, in Barrada
Visit to Aromas da Lousa (Luz, Portugal)_Intermediate meeting
Visit to Aromas da Lousa (Luz, Portugal)_Intermediate meeting
Visit to Aromas da Lousa (Luz, Portugal)_Intermediate meeting
Visit to Aromas da Lousa (Luz, Portugal)_field of Lippia citriodora
Visit to Aromas de Lousa (Luz, Portugal)_Intermediate meeting
Visit to Aromas de Lousa (Luz, Portugal)_natural dryers
Visit to Monte do Menir (Barrancos, Portugal)_Intermediate meeting
Visit to Monte do Menir (Barrada, Portugal)_Intermediate meeting
Visit to Monte do Menir (Barrada, Portugal)_Intermediate meeting
Visit to Monte do Menir (Barrada, Portugal)_greenhouse for producing plantlets and cultivation of herbs at the back
Visit to Monte do Menir (Barrada, Portugal)_Intermediate meeting
Visit to Monte do Menir (Barrada, Portugal)_solar dryer

Partners also had the opportunity to taste different traditional Portuguese meals.

Intermediate meeting_Moura (Portugal)

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Finally, during the morning of 28th, other project issues were discussed:

  • Administrative and financial justification.
  • Dissemination and communication.
  • Quality evaluation
  • Revision of calendar.
Working on dissemination and communication_Intermediate meeting
Working on dissemination and communication_Intermediate meeting
Partners working in the ADCMoura headquarters_Intermediate meeting
Partners working in the ADCMoura headquarters_Intermediate meeting

There was agreed that the blended course should be prepared at the end of June 2016, in order to start the learners registration on July and the classes on September.

The blended course will be implemented in the 4 participating countries:

NATIONAL (one per country)

  • Online course (theoretical classes).
  • Practical workshops (face-to-face).
  • Virtual networking (learners-stakeholders)

INTERNATIONAL

  • Virtual networking activities (between learners of different countries).
  • Transnational mobilities (learners of the different course will meet in one country and know professional reality of the herbs sector).

The main subject of the blended course will be the Food herbal products and will be organised upon 4 professional modules:

  • Production
  • Transformation and quality of the raw material.
  • Herbal food elaboration techniques.
  • Business, marketing and sale.
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