Academic Research


TEFSI – Transformation of European Food Systems towards Sustainability by Transnational, Innovative Teaching

The project supports cooperation between eight European universities to develop and implement innovative teaching materials and methods for sustainable food systems.

An international analysis was conducted with a questionnaire on over 1100 university students and the evaluation of educational tools such as: an e-learning course, a summer school, small research projects with companies in the food and wine sector and lessons held by students in secondary schools and superior.


PARTNERSHIP: Warsaw University of Life Science (Poland), Copenhagen University (Denmark), Kassel University (Germany), Münster University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Institut Superieur D’agriculture Rhone Alpes ISARA – Lyon (France), Charles University (Czech Republic), University of Zagreb (Croatia), Aleksandras Stulginskis University (Lithuania).

DURATION OF THE PROJECT: 24 months (from September 2018 to August 2020)

FUNDING INSTRUMENT: Erasmus+, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Strategic Partnerships.



There is a strong need for innovative educational approaches geared to the labor market in the EU. The TEFSI project will support cooperation between 9 European universities to develop, implement and widely disseminate innovative teaching approaches, materials, methods and tools in order to increase the skills and innovation of university teachers and, consequently, to improve the quality and effectiveness of university teaching.

The use of innovative methods will be illustrated for subjects covering various aspects of sustainable food systems, thus increasing teachers’ awareness of the importance of including sustainability issues in their daily educational activities and will be a step in the food sciences, human nutrition, agronomy and related education in the science of life towards sustainability.

The transnationality of the project will allow the extraction / combination, analysis and putting together in the activities and results of the project the strengths of the didactic approaches and strategies of the participating universities.