Susplus Project – Interview for Information Recipients (Students) #1

This interview refers to the Susplus project which can be found in our Good Practices section.


What did you like the most about this practice?

In my opinion, one of the main advantages of the SUSPLUS project is the fact that it uses many different forms and ways of transferring the knowledge. It allows participants to create an educational process tailored to their needs, better assimilate knowledge and consolidate it also at a later date. An additional advantage is reaching for both remote and traditional forms.

What did you like the least about this practice?

It seems to me that the project website itself, although it presents important and very valuable content, may generally not be very attractive for the target audience, and sometimes even boring.

 How can this practice be improved in the future?

I suggest introducing more infographics and reducing the span of the text on the website and highlighting the links to the presentation more. For example, you can introduce a system of interactive questions, which at the end will indicate what online lecture would be most attractive to the recipient.

Do you think your understanding of Food Literacy and sustainable food systems has been improved after implementing this practice?

I would say: definitely. The presented content is often supported by examples, which significantly increases its impact and value from the recipient’s (including me) perspective. It also presents many points of view and topics, that are less known for most people.

Have you made any changes to your diet yet after implementing this practice?

Yes, I have made some changes to my diet as I have increased my consumption of vegetables and whole grain cereals. I try to eat less processed foods and sweet drinks.

Do you have any ideas, how can sustainable food systems be promoted among young people/children?

It is important to disseminate the idea of balanced and healthy nutrition among young people, and it is easiest to reach them through social media. It would also be interesting for them to organize meetings dedicated to this subject, trainings, workshops, etc.

SWOT Analysis


  • Different forms and ways of transferring the knowledge
  • Reaching both remote and traditional forms
  • Presented content is often supported by examples
  • High-quality, international, comprehensive knowledge in various areas of sustainable food systems development
  • The use of online and digital resources that make the project accessible to a wide range of people


  • Boring, unattractive website
  • Limiting the implementation of the project only to the time of its financing
  • Lack of workshops and practical exercises
  • Lack of tools developed by the project to engage stakeholders in its continuation


  • The educational materials and tools provided by SUSPLUS PROJECT can be easily replicated and adapted to different contexts and audiences
  • It allows participants to create an educational process tailored to their needs
  • Promoting an approach tailored to individual needs is in line with the personality profile of Generation Z
  • Education and communication campaigns can empower individuals to make informed choices and actively participate in sustainability initiatives.
  • Encouraging partnerships between institutions such as universities brings together diverse knowledge, resources and perspectives, which can lead to the separation of the food management education sector
  • Promoting sustainable food consumption among students and schoolchildren
  • Raise awareness and encourage behavioral changes towards more sustainable food choices
  • Clear planning, stakeholder involvement, effective communication, and a strategy for managing SURPLUS PROJECT results in a way that is responsible, transparent, and aligned with the goals set


  • Limited funding can hinder the implementation. 
  • Resistance from stakeholders, whether due to lack of awareness or vested interests, can impede progress and hinder the adoption of sustainable practices
  • Educational resources and tools may not be sufficient to overcome ingrained habits and cultural norms related to food choices
  • Requires behavioral change, which can be difficult to achieve
  • A mismanaged of the project outputs could lead to unequal access or underutilization of resources by those who need them most
  • The need for establishing mechanisms or infrastructure for the implementation of the project results. Fair and equitable distribution might be difficult to achieve.
  • The need to involve project partners to prepare application for funds to continue the project

Case Study Info

Good Practice Title:

Susplus Project

Meeting Date and Place:

Bialystok University of Technology, 20/06/2023

Name of the Interviewee:

Marcin Czubaszek

Gender and Age of The Interviewee:

Male, 22 years old

Position or Role of the Interviewee:


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