Venue: NH Brussels Carrefour de l’Europe, Rue du Marché aux Herbes 110 – Bruxelles


“New competencies of salespersons of assistive technologies and food supplements in favour of European customers”


08:00 – 09:00 Registration of the participants

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome – Mrs. Figen Sekin, Istanbul National Educational Directorate, Turkey; Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Costigiola, European Medical Association, Belgium

09:15 – 09:45 Presentation of the H-CARE project concept and outcomes – Mrs. Figen Sekin, Project Coordinator (IMEM, Turkey) / Mr. Andrean Lazarov, VET expert (VET center ZGURA-M, Bulgaria)

09:45 – 10:05 Presentation of the job profile “Salespersons of assistive technologies and food supplements” – Mrs. Penka Nikolova / Mr. Vladimir Borisov, National Agency for vocational education and training, Bulgaria

10:05 – 10:25 Presentation of the pilot phase in Austria together with piloters’ testimonials – Mag. Gabriela Maderthaner / Mag. Gregor Höller, (BFI VET Institute, Austria)

10:25 – 10:45 Presentation of the pilot phase in Romania together with piloters testimonials – Prof. PhD Margareta Gabriela Ciobanu, (“G. Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Romania)

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break & Networking

11:15 – 11:35 Presentation of the pilot phase in Bulgaria together with piloters testimonials – Mrs. Petya Grudeva (VET Center ZGURA-M), Mrs. Pepa Vasileva – Ministry of Health, Bulgaria, Mrs. Maria Spasova, National Association of the health care professsionals, Bulgaria

11:35 – 11:50 Presentation of the pilot phase in Turkey together with piloters’ testimonials – Mrs. Figen Sekin, (Istanbul National Educational Directorate, Turkey)

11:50 – 12:10 Importance of vocational education in combination with e-learning – the future of blended learning – Dr. Plank, VET expert, Austria

12:10 – 12:30 The importance of the job profile for Bulgarian assistive technologies market – Mrs. Teodora Sindzhirlieva, National Agency of people with disabilities, Bulgaria

12:30 – 12:45 Risks and benefits from food supplements, M.D. Prof. Madjit Kadim, Plovdiv Medical University Hospital, Bulgaria

12:45 – 13:00 Trends in contemporary vocational education and training, Prof. David French, Mrs. Sue Burt – VET consultants, United Kingdom

13:00 – 13:30 Discussion

13:30 – 15:00 Demonstration of H-CARE products, networking and buffet

The fair was held in two days on the 16th and 17th of April 2016 in Plovdiv. The team of “Zgura-M” had a special market place where H-CARE leaflets were displayed and information was given about the project to more than 800 visitors. The topic of the festival was promotion of health and constructive thinking for well-being. Among other exhibitors were representatives of companies trading with food supplements, healthy food producers, and companies promoting trainings for healthy life and positive thinking. This was a great opportunity to mainstream H-CARE achievements in front of community of special interests towards active citizenship and well-being.

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Zgura-M Company had the chance to promote H-CARE project within the Fifth International Fair of Enterprises from Social Economy held between the 31st of March and the 03rd of April 2016. We participated as exhibitor in a specially arranged stand which was situated in one of the most communicative locations in the International Fair of Plovdiv. H-CARE Project was presented by its leaflets and banner, as well as PowerPoint presentation was given on the 2nd of April 2016. The most useful part of the event was the face-to-face contact with professionals who provide career guidance to different people who are very interested to participate in H-CARE training programme. Thanks to our presence there we succeeded to extend the list of people involved as stakeholders in H-Care project.

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The H-CARE project was presented during the 12th International Workshop on Nutrition & Health Claims Europe. It was dedicated to 10 years of Food, Nutrition & Health Claims – Status Review and Future Outlook. The event took place in Crowne Plaza Hotel Le Palace, Brussels, Belgium – Friday, on February 5, 2016.

Prof. Costigiola from EMA did a thorough presentation during the event.

Agenda of the event