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Without fishers, there’s no fishing - Fishers should be seen as guardians of the sea and its resources
At the Plenary meeting held yesterday, the EU Social Partners in the Fisheries Sector – Europêche, Cogeca and ETF - welcomed the presentation of the Parliamentary draft report “Fishers for the future: Attracting a new generation of labour to the fishing industry and generating employment in coastal communities” of the Member of the European Parliament, Manuel Pizarro. While acknowledging the report as an important step in the right direction, social partners call on the policy-makers to recognize the key social dimension of fishing, thus improving the health and safety of fishers and attracting youth to the sector.
the second edition of the prestigious Food & Health Entrepreneurship Program will take place on the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona campus form the 13th to 17th of October, 2014.
The workshop is open to last year undergraduate students, Master's and PhD students, post-doctoral and academic researchers working on issues related to food, nutrition and health.
The one week FHEP, based on the methodology developed by the University of California Davis is designed for those who want to explore the potential of their idea / technology in the context of the market, prepare for a career in the industry or take the first steps towards lunching a new venture.
During five days, participants will work on their project through seminars, practical exercises and mentoring sessions to finally answer questions like for example. :
-How to evaluate my project from the market point of view?
-How to protect my research with a patent?
-How to efficiently communicate the potential of my research to the food sector?
The Program Faculty is composed of speakers and mentors like industry executives, investors and entrepreneurs and will be led by Pegram Harrison, professor of entrepreneurship in the Saïd Business School at Oxford University. The event food company sponsor is Pepsico.
More information about the program: http://www.uab.cat/fhep
European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and Europêche have published new Guidelines on the medical examinations of fishers, paving the way for the harmonisation of standards for health and fitness checks across Europe and worldwide.