Our project officially kicked off

Even though the partners met already a couple of times online, it was in February 2024, in Athens, that the project teams coming from Greece, Serbia, Croatia, Cyprus and Hungary met in person for the first time.

Following the introductory session dedicated for getting to know each other, the partners overveiwed the activities that have been thus far completed and the forthcoming tasks and deadlines. After discussing the project management plan, work package leaders presented in detail the project results, that will be developed during the forthcoming period, namely the:

  • ReS-Food Methodological Framework
  • ReS-Food Educational Package
  • ReS-Food e-Learning Hub

Crucial aspects of project management, such as communication and dissemination, exploitation, sustainability and risk management have also been discussed in detail.

The first big task partners will be carrying out with joint efforts is the Europe-wide Assessment on Food Rescue, whereby at least 96 primary target group members: restaurants, cafes, catering SMEs, supermarkets, cafes – on one hand, and charity organisations and NGOs on the other – will be surveyed. The data gathered will be analysed in national reports, which will be used for developing a Europe-wide summary report on the current status of surplus food and the food rescue practices and potentials.