The purpose of the Vita Global Week in South America (hosted by UNCuyo in Mendoza and Buenos Aires) was to provide different meeting spaces, events and discussions targeted at :
- Continued academic cooperation and training related to the implementation of the 6 Vita Global modules in viticulture and oenology. Vita Global partners participated in a conference on Wine, law and economics, which UNCuyo held, as a celebration of a new programme launched on this topic.
- Organising local economic roundtables/dialogue with industry on the project themes and content, such as a meeting with the new ‘Wine District’ in Buenos Aires, which is a public/private project to promote the wine industry and wine tourism in Argentina.
- Presenting and discussing the Vita Global White paper on modularization and internationalization of teaching and learning and debating its possible significance with teaching staff
- Offering a space for IRO staff from the partner universities to further network and discuss spin-off collaborations
In addition, the partners engaged in the module of sustainability and viticulture (module 3) held and on-site coaching activity the week after, to help prepare partner universities to teach this module, especially when it comes to plant technology and epigenetics.