FOOD Includes

Reaching, recruiting and engaging excluded learners by harnessing the power of food


The Erasmus+ project aims to develop innovative and flexible learning opportunities in the field of “FOOD” in order to promote social inclusion and create better qualification opportunities in adult education. By designing educational initiatives as "outreach pedagogy", disadvantaged adults will be targeted and given access to training opportunities anchored in food projects.

These initiatives have the following benefits:
Motivation: continuing education opportunities that focus on FOOD are more culturally and intergenerationally appealing and accessible compared to standardized, knowledge-based courses.
Validation: Collaborative projects around cooking and nutrition allow learners to recognize and develop their personal skills. They also provide sufficient flexibility to enable the promotion of literacy, numeracy and communication skills as well as entrepreneurial thinking and action in the context of this theme.
Advice and training opportunities: Through experiential and hands-on learning, participants' self-esteem, confidence and willingness to learn is increased. Teachers can sensitively assess the strengths and potential of their participants and encourage them individually to pursue further qualifications.

The project will begin in December 2023 and run for 36 months (12/2023 - 11/2026).

In addition to JGU, the partners involved in the project are from Poland, Denmark, Ireland, Belgium and Spain.

Hybrid Kick-off Meeting, March 14-15, 2024, Szczecin

The hybrid Kick-off Meeting of Food Includes took place on March 14-15, 2024, in Szczecin, blending virtual and in-person participation to delve deeply into the upcoming stages of the project development.
The project partners discussed about charting the course for advancing the so-called “seeking pedagogy”, crafting Open Educational Resources (OERs), and shaping the implementation and dissemination strategy. Food Includes aims to pioneer inclusive and innovative training programs centered around food, addressing the complexities of diversity and inclusion within adult and continuing education sectors.
The concept of seeking pedagogy is designed to actively seek out, engage, and involve individuals traditionally marginalized or disengaged from learning, particularly within adult education institutions. By focusing on the theme of food, the initiative seeks to leverage the inherent power of food in fostering cultural and intergenerational inclusivity. This unique approach resonates with a broad spectrum of marginalized adult learners, including those venturing into educational pathways for the first time.