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Politics of Food

Lifelong Learning Programme Grundtvig
"The Politics of Food: Gender roles and environmental change"

Announcing a call for participants for an exciting five day workshop on ‘The politics of food, gender roles and environmental change’ 17 to 24 October 2010 (included travel) at the beautiful Convento S.Maria del Giglio, Bolsena, Viterbo, Italy.

Fifteen full scholarships are available through the Grundtvig programme for adult learners from EU countries (plus SEE countries and Turkey, with the exception of Italy).
The full scholarships cover all travel and accommodation. Participation without scholarship is also possible by covering travel, food and accomodation expenses. Hurry to apply now as the workshop is limited to 20 places.
The workshop will explore the intersection between food systems, gender and environment, looking at the multiple links between food, gender and environment through a series of lectures, laboratories and field trips. The workshop will be run by well known international gender experts included Wendy Harcourt as part of their efforts to build a European wide network to encourage greater awareness of ‘slow food’, traditional cuisine and how to appreciate the importance of women’s roles in food production and culture

  • Call for Applicarion
  • Gruntvig EU programme
  • Topics to be covered during the workshop:
    1. multisectoral perspective on the transformation of food systems produced by industrialisation and globalisation of markets
    2. the rise of agribusiness and about the commodification of food in food industry
    3. institutions and policies at European and international level - the essential stakeholders in the food panorama.
    4. transformation of food systems and related economies through a gender lens (changing role of women towards food, women in workforce and in food industry, women in agriculture and in agribusiness) and gain an understanding of main issues debated in ecofeminism on the topics
    5. slow food movement in Italy, local food semi-industrial production and cuisine regionally in Italy
    6. traditional knowledge on food preparation through hands-on sessions
    7. blogs and other social media for disseminating information, creating networks of people with common interest, document the learning experience

    Punti di Vista invites applications for places and scholarships by Monday 13 September 2010.

    Read the call for application for details. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by Monday 20 September 2010.