HERMES Short training staff event

Murcia (Spain), 10-14 December 2018

After the “multiplier” event held at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità of Rome on November 29, 2018, titled “Systemic event on the training and competence of animal users for scientific purposes”, co-organised by Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale of Abruzzo and Molise G. Caporale (IZSAM), Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) and the National Committee for the Protection of Animals used for scientific purposes (CNPA), a new step has been undertaken by the HERMES project partners.

In fact, a “Short training staff event” has been organised and carried out in Murcia (Spain) from 10 to 14 December, 2018. The University of Murcia has welcome the partners’ staff involved in the authoring of one of the foreseen project Intellectual Outputs, and precisely IO4: the eLearning module on the “Recognition of pain, suffering and distress in animals used for scientific purposes” (with a focus on mice and rats). The aim of this weekly internal training session was to transfer to the eLearning authors the competences to “writing for eLearning”. 16 senior experts belonging to all the project partners have been trained on the usage of specific and peculiar methodologies, tools and operational techniques for the preparation of contents to be adopted as the basis for a coherent, effective and attractive training offer. This has of course also required a focus on the identification of the target audiences to which the eLearning module will be addressed. The learning by doing approach adopted during the three working days spent in Murcia allowed the involved staff to test the competencies acquired and to apply them on the topics to be included in the eLearning module. Results have been extremely positive according to each attendee.

The next project transnational meeting will be held in Thessaloniki (Greece) on January 29. 2019. It will be a chance for partners to assess and, if necessary, adjust the undergoing activities and to further plan the achievement of the foreseen project results. A focus will also be spent on the impact of the project activities and outcomes on each partner’ national context in order to create a coherent and homogeneous landscape, in line with the requirements of the Directive 2010/63/EU, as well as with the main project goals. In particular, partners will debate on the best strategy to assure the maximum engagement of the identified stakeholders, at any level.

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