JAS 15ème édition : 19 & 20 Juin 2024

The International Food & Innovation Gathering

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Wed 15 June12:30 PM > 2:00 PM


EQVEGAN: Innovative training to support the development of plant-based food production

  • Plant-based food
  • Vegan
  • Industry 4.0
  • Skills
  • Sustainability

Mobilized professionals : Christophe Cotillon, Deputy Director Europe (Actia)
Gemma Cornuau, European Project Manager (Actia)

Speaker : Gemma Cornuau, Head of European projects at ACTIA (EQVEGAN)

Target : Professionals from the food industry (operators, technicians and engineers) Teachers (secondary, higher, and vocational education), professional trainers


The Erasmus+ project EQVEGAN, coordinated by the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (Portugal), started in December 2020.

The objective of the project is to support the transformation of the plant-based products processing sub-sector (vegetables, fruits, cereals, legumes and oilseeds), by addressing the urgent needs for staff upskilling and professional mobility in Europe. EQVEGAN thus aims to improve the skills of professionals in the plant-based food industry, particularly in their ability to master new processes and technologies.

This project therefore contributes to increasing the proportion of plant-based foods in consumers’ meals and is in line with the trend for consumers to adopt sustainable and healthier diets.


This workshop intends to promote of the EQVEGAN project and the training courses developed as part of it to support the transformation of the food industry in the plant-based products processing sector.

The workshop participants will be able to register for the training courses, offered free of charge, that will take place between the 2nd half of 2022 and the 1st half of 2023.

Issues raised during the workshop

The workshop will focus on issues related to the consumer trend towards more sustainable and healthier diets, which is driving the development of new processes and technologies applied to plant-based raw materials.

In particular, the focus will be on plant-based product processing, sustainability and digital skills.