ENNEADI - European Network in Nutritional Education for Acquired DIsabilities

ENNEADI - European Network in Nutritional Education for Acquired DIsabilities





Unibo structure involved: Department for Life Quality Studies - QUVI

Scientific manager: Silvana Hrelia
Unibo Team: Marco Malaguti, Maria Cristina Barbalace

Project Web page: https://www.enneadi.eu/

Erasmus+ Action type: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training
Project reference: 2020-1-IT01-KA202-008557 

Start Date: 3 November 2020
End Date: 2 November 2022

Total: 253,255
UNIBO: € 49,220

Coordinator: FUTURA SOC CONS RL (IT);


  • Alma Mater Studiorum - Università Di Bologna (IT);
  • Nueva Opción, Asociación Daño Cerebral Adquirido De Valencia (ES)
  • Vilniaus Universitetas (LT)


Brief Description

ENNEADI is a transnational project co-financed by the EU Programme Erasmus + KA2 – Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training in the framework of the call EAC/A02/2019 (Call for Proposals 2020). 

The ENNEADI project is mainly addressed to professionals who, with different roles, work and assist people with acquired disabilities, with particular reference to neurological disabilities resulting from a traumatic event (e.g. after a brain or spinal cord injury). The "sedentary" condition of these subjects requires special attention to healthy behaviors and good lifestyles related to nutrition, in order to prevent diseases such as overweight and obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases. For this reason it is important to raise awareness and make the above mentioned professionals more aware of the importance of their role towards the quality of life and good eating practices of these non-self-sufficient subjects.

In the specific, the project intends:

  1. to let involved professionals and stakeholders improve their knowledge on good practices (at European level), related to quality of life, wellbeing and nutritional practices in favour of people with acquired disability;
  2. to start up a methodological review of new training paths aimed at teaching in innovative, flexible and open ways, the aforementioned subjects in favour of professionals with very different educational and professional background;
  3. to raise awareness among partner's entities, local stakeholders, institutions and European networks on the importance of practices on quality of life and dietary good standards for assuring wellbeing of disadvantaged people such as persons with acquired disability.


The project foresees the preparation of 4 Intellectual Outputs:

  • Guidelines on training and educational methodologies and practices in favor of professionals ordinarily working with people with acquired disability, taking stock of most recent scientific research in the field of life sciences, health, life quality, etc.
  • Design and development of a course addressed to those professionals on preventive dietary habits and quality of life.
  • Development of an e-Learning short course addressed to professionals ordinarily working with people with acquired disability on preventive dietary habits and quality of life;
  • Policy recommendations that contribute to the promotion of structured training modules on healthy and correct eating habits for people with acquired disabilities in the institutions and bodies that offer study courses and refresher courses for professionals.

The project will also implement:

  • 2 short-term joint staff training events (in Italy and Spain): one for the analysis of existing good practices throughout Europe in the field of education initiatives on preventive dietary habits and quality of life, the other one to test the Course addressed to professionals.
  • 4 multiplier events for project dissemination (in Italy, Spain, Lithuania) connected during European Day of Awakenings 2021 and 2022, for the presentation of the project products.

ENNEADI main expected results are:

  • a definition of innovative educational methodologies developed in collaboration with experienced partners and validated through a peer review by the project's network, in particular on the field of good quality-of-life and nutrition practices and services for the people with acquired disabilities; 
  • a design, experimentation and dissemination of educational tools aimed at providing for professional contents on good nutritional practices, to be used on flexible e-learning platforms and tools.