Initation for workshop on ‘The politics of food, gender roles and environmental change’

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CALL for participants for an exciting week long workshop on ‘The politics of food, gender roles and environmental change’
arrival 17 October 2010 and departure 24 October 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 outside of Italy,  SEE countries and Turkey.


The scholarships will cover all travel and accommodation. Apply by September 13 at
Or by sending your CV in EU format and  motivation letter

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  Sabina Aguiari and 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

Highlights of the workshop

- Off the press talks by Italian and international experts on  the transformation of food systems produced by industrialisation and globalisation of markets

- Participatory dialogues on agribusiness and about the commodification of food in food industry

- In depth discussion on the transformation of food systems and related economies through a gender lens and debates in ecofeminism on the topics

- Organised Visits to the hubs of the slow food movement in Italy,

- Sharing of traditional knowledge on food preparation by nutritionalists and chefs

- Hands-on sessions of preparing food

- Meals at local slow food restaurants and wineries

- Creating a collective blog on the workshop, sharing recipes, ideas, networks and ways forward

Punti di Vista invites applications for places and scholarships by Monday 13 September  2010. Please send your CV and motivation letter to

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by Monday 20 September 2010.

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