Summer School in Food Sustainability

Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences has launched an international online summer school focused on sustainability and food policies, to be guided by a number of leading thinkers from around the world. The program will be organized into eight interlinked subject areas and will include an online component of 40 hours, running from July 19 until mid October, as well as face-to-face seminars for eight hours, during the Terra Madre event in Turin this October 21-25.

Each of the eight subject areas will be contributed to by one or more internationally-acclaimed experts, including: Vandana Shiva on traditional knowledge and gender; Serge Latouche on social systems; Jeremy Rifkin on energy and production systems; and Tim Lang on pleasure and well-being.

The program’s ultimate aim is to produce a guideline document for each subject area, addressed to stakeholders seeking to adopt food policies encompassing the latest analyses on ecological, economic, social and sensory sustainability. Alongside the food communities present during Terra Madre, the draft document will be discussed and finalized during the workshops on October 22. The final version will be presented during the Terra Madre closing session on October 24.

The Advanced School in Sustainability and Food Policies is coordinated by Professor Andrea Pieroni and Cinzia Scaffidi, Director of the Slow Food Study Centre.

Application deadline is 31 May 2010.

For more information, including admission requirements, deadlines, and other details, please visit the UNISG website at www.unisg.it (click on Programs > Higher Study) or email [email protected].
For more about Terra Madre: www.terramadre.org

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