2 11, 2017

Strength2Food Project set to change school meals in Serbia


In a TV Pink interview, BSN's Ratko Bojović discussed the Strength2Food Project and its aim of improving school meals in Serbia. The interview began by looking at the food poisoning outbreak in several Belgrade schools before shifting to Strength2Food and how it aims to improve meals in Serbia's primary schools. Ratko described how the teams [...]

20 10, 2017

Public Procurement Summit and 2nd Interim Meeting Edinburgh, UK


The Public Procurement Summit “Making School Food Better” was organised by UNED and took place in Edinburgh, UK, alongside the 2nd Interim project meeting of Strength2Food, October 18-20, 2017. The summit brought together around 50 delegates from all parts of the school food system, ranging from procurement officers, catering managers, wholesalers and producers, to educators, [...]

13 10, 2017

Changing school meals, an interview by Strength2Food on Serbian national television


The recently-reported food poisoning scare in Belgrade primary schools led to another interview on Serbian television; this time on Jutarnji Program of RTS 1 (the equivalent of BBC's Breakfast TV), which broadcast live on Friday, 13th October. Gordana Kosanović, representing the Ministry of Education and Science and Steve Quarrie, representing BSN (EUTA), presented the Ministry's [...]

8 10, 2017

Strength2Food presented at the Agrosym 2017 symposium on 5th to 8th October


Steve Quarrie, representing colleagues from BSN (EUTA) and MPNTR, presented the Strength2Food project and aspects of its activities in Serbia in the session on Rural Development and Agro-economy of Agrosym 2017. The talk focused on the relationship between schools preparing their own meals, in our four target areas of Belgrade, Novi Sad, around Valjevo and [...]

6 10, 2017

Strength2Food in the headlines in Serbia again


Four primary schools in Belgrade have recently suffered from an outbreak of food poisoning from a meal provided by a catering company, with 135 children suffering from severe stomach problems and seven briefly hospitalised (Tuesday, 3rd October). This has raised the issue of schools providing their own meals to ensure that health and safety [...]

21 09, 2017

Fish on the menu, but is it local? Consumer views from the UK 1st hybrid forum, North Shields

2019-05-26T23:17:00+02:0021.09.2017.|Hybrid forums, News|

Though buying local is a trendy catchphrase as of late, many consumers do not put the term into practice. In the active fishing port of North Shields for example, buying local unfortunately doesn’t play much of a role in the minds of all consumers. In the event organized by Food Nation and Newcastle University “Locally [...]

1 09, 2017

S2F actively and prominently present at the XV EAAE Congress in Parma!


Several members of the Consortium working at the delivery of the Strength2Food (S2F) H2020 Project attended and participated in the XV EAAE Congress “Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: Balancing between Markets and Society” held in Parma (Italy) August 28th – September 1st 2017 and organised by the same Departments and mostly the same Faculty Members who [...]

31 08, 2017

Hybrid forum at the EAAE Congress in Parma: Can consumers play a valuable role in the development and sustainability of local food systems?

2019-05-26T23:17:01+02:0031.08.2017.|Hybrid forums, News|

As part of the Strength2Food (S2F) project a series of hybrid forums will be organized in seven countries to stimulate dialogue amongst all actors in the value chain and to collect data on the sustainability of local food systems. Hybrid forums are open, public discussions on a defined subject where a panel of local stakeholders, [...]

28 06, 2017

Unexpected publicity for Strength2Food in Serbia


During a recent visit to the rural school OŠ Prota Mateja Nenadović in Brankovina, near Valjevo, the school director, Milica Ostojić, surprised us with the news that she had arranged a television interview for us (Ratko Bojovic and Steve Quarrie, BSN/EUTA) at the local television station, VTV, Regional Television Valjevo. VTV is available on [...]