Environmental Retail Management
15.07.2014 : Penetration FORWARD

Started in late 2012 the Consortium of the EU-project FORWARD is now in the test-phasis of its four tools : awareness-video, e-learning-handbook, mini-game, exchange/brokerage platform . Also the FORWARD-Homesite got a new brush and will carry each month two news from the partner-countries from June 2014 onwards.

The German partner European Retail Academy introduced the status quo among others in June to the Consumers Association of North-Rhine Westfalia and to students of the University Kiel (photo) . The final meeting of the FORWARD Consortium will be at Sept.29/30th 2014 in Duesseldorf/Germany.
 



15.06.2014 : Retail Asia

Since 10 years Retail Asia Publishing recognizes,honours and salutes the top five hundred retailers in the Asian Pacific region.

In 2014 the topics Corporate Social Responsibility/Green Issues will be a major part in the evaluation of the applicants. The European Retail Academy will cooperate via www.european-retail-academy.org/GGU and within the international Jury by Prof.Dr.B.Hallier.
 



15.05.2014 : Nobel Peace Laureate

The Global Green University Platform tries to push the triology of economics,ecology and ethics for a Global House of Harmony. Within ethics Prof.Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate 2006, is a key-figure with his two terms " micro-credits" and "social business" !

At the Astana Economic Forum the top-students of the III.World Economic Youth Forum (see: news May 2014 at www.european-retail-academy.org) got the opportunity to listen to Prof.Yunus personally (on the photo together with Professor M.Fedorov and Prof.B.Hallier : both members of the Club of Eurasian Economic Scientists).
 



10.04.2014 : FoRWaRd Venlo

Jan van Hees/ Greenport Venlo was hosting at the HAS-University of Applied Sciences the FoRWaRd Consortium which decided about the accessability of test of the following tools : "introductionary video" , e-learning Handbook of the Zero-Version " On the way towards a Food Waste Manager", interactive "Mini-Game" and a "Broker-Platform for surplus food". Each tool is free of access from the end of May on : info in general is available via the FoRWaRD-Site, via silvia.farina@eurocreamerchant.it or for the partner-countries in their language via each partner.

The meeting was also used to visit the Agrarian Cooperative "ZON Business" and its auction and Scelta Mushrooms - on the other hand the team was visited by Dr.Beurskens, Provincial Executive of the Province of Limburg, C.H.C. van Roij, Mayor of the city of Horstand Dr.Bos-Brouwers from the University Wageningen/Fusions.
 



10.03.2014 : TSC-Competence

Since autumn 2012 an international team has developed learning modules along the Total Supply Chain (TSC) encluding Food Banks and Charities for vocational training from farm to fork. Now 20 modules are ready written and translated into several languages. The stuff is technically available in a training-game. Its kick-off will be in May in Venlo/Netherlands.

Also the website foodrecoveryproject.eu has been relaunched by Alina Pukhovskaya, Sampsa Hyvari and Valto Vaaraniemi to reflect the grown competence of the EU-project FoRWaRd .
 



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