Future Food is looking for individuals with a strong passion on advancing the global movement for the Sustainable Development Goals in the most regenerative, impactful and innovative way possible
FUTURE FOOD 4 CLIMATE CHANGE
Summer Schools will bring together
change-makers from around the world
to co-design tangible strategies and innovations
accelerating action on climate and SDGs,
facilitating the transition toward the
sustainable development framework.
Most of the world’s population is now concentrated within cities limits. This has made cities the principal centre for the production and consumption of our society. As we become more heavily concentrated in these areas so does our carbon footprint. If this wasn’t enough, we have been inclined to locate these cities in some of the most climate vulnerable areas on the planet. Consequently, if we have any hope of battling climate change and moving towards a more climate resilient future, cities will need to be at the core of our plan.
We research and apply climate-smart agriculture (CSA) with the intent of transforming and re-focusing agricultural systems. This is an essential ingredient in the support of both societal development and food security in a world actively fighting climate change. CSA has three major objectives:
1) To sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes
2) To adapt and build resilience to climate change
3) To reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions where possible
Participants have the chance to explore rural based smart and regenerative farms that are working to develop strategies to better connect rural and urban communities. This will allow for the blending of both innovative technologies and millenary traditions.
The increasingly visible deterioration of marine ecosystems, heavily affected by the accumulation of plastic waste, underlines the urgency to tackle plastic pollution. This is exemplified when you consider that in recent research, plastic fibres and particles have been found 80% of amphipods located in six of the worlds deepest ocean trenches. The deeper the researchers went the worse this got. When samples of the Mariana Trench were analysed this number jumped to a horrifying 100%.
A joint advanced learning programme
#FF4CC Summer Schools will bring together change-makers from around the world to co-design tangible strategies and innovations accelerating action on climate and SDGs, facilitating the transition toward the sustainable development framework.
Together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [FAO] and the Future Food Institute [FFI] are developing a joint advanced learning programme including hands-on experience supported by a series of FAO eLearning courses. These courses are multilingual and accessible to all, anytime, anywhere. They are focused on the transfer knowledge, skills and competencies and the strengthening of the professional capacities of their users.
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FF4CC SUMMER SCHOOL’S GOALS
Protecting the Planet
Co-design tangible strategies and innovations accelerating action on climate and SDGs
Train and inspire to action a new bread of innovators
Leave an impactful legacy to the hosting communities
WHO SHOULD JOIN?
Future Food is looking for individuals with a focus on advancing the global movement for the Sustainable Development Goals in the most regenerative, impactful and innovative way possible; and sharing its the same values:
- BE ONE find your place, don’t be a “me too”
- BE IMPACTFUL embrace food care for the environment, for human health and social development
- BE A “MAKER” learn through life experiences, prototypes, feedback and togetherness, be accountable
- BE PASSIONATE feed your passion, make it the driver of your whole life
- BE DIVERSE be a citizen of an inclusive globally and connected society
- BE A “DAI-GEE” humility and curiosity are your special weapons
FF4CC Summer Schools are involving a multidisciplinary curated group of “thinkers” and “doers”, young experts coming from all over the globe, inspired and motivated to take action in the real world to combat climate change and its impacts. The diverse pool of competences in the team (like engineering, food technology, chemistry, economics, design, entrepreneurship, gastronomic sciences, food studies, political science, health, philosophy, international cooperation, food sciences, architecture, management, and marketing etc..) is going to be one of the key ingredients. This multifaceted team will be capable of interpreting signals and trends to understand future challenges and opportunities in the industry and apply them to the specific needs of the different actors.
Participants must have an adequate level of English as all lessons, group discussions, etc. are carried out in English. No official language test is required.
People from all over the world and all backgrounds are welcome.
Language: All courses are taught in English.
Participation Fee: Each summer school at the regular participation fee costs 1300 euro.
This includes tuition, prototyping materials, 7 shared meals and access to the workshop.
If you are applying as part of a company, one summer school costs 1800 euro.
If you are a student, an alumnus/a of FIP, FIP Summer School, FF/YTA, or applying as part of an NGO, a startup, or a non-profit organization, you are entitled to the reduced participation fee, and the fee for one summer school is 975 euro.
Schedule: The summer school is 7 days – full time – intensive program, generally the workshop time run from 9 am to 5 pm. Three community events/dinners and Hackathon involving the local stakeholders are going to be organized. The last day of the program lessons ends at 2 PM
What is the best method of payment? We suggest that you use a credit card or PayPal. If you are unable to pay with a credit card you can pay via bank transfer. However, if we don’t receive your payment within 7 days, your workshop bookings will be canceled to give your space to another participant.
Is there a lower fee for participating in more than 1 week? Yes. When you enroll for 3 weeks, you get 25% off, when you enroll for 2 weeks, you get 20% off. [This promotional rate is already discounted from the regular rate and; additional discounts may not be combined with this offer – like early bird rate]
Is there an Early Bird rate? Yes. If you sign up before May 31st you will get 25% off – the Early Bird rate. If you sign after you will pay the standard tuition. Registration will close on 1 month before the start of the school. Please note that there are only 10 seats available at the Early Bird rate and 60 seats in total.
Is there a lower fee if I apply as part of an NGO, a startup, or a non-profit organization? Yes, we offer a reduced fee for people belonging to an NGO, a startup or a non-profit organization. If you are eligible for this fee, please check the box in the application form. Please note that we may ask you for proof of your eligibility.
Is there a lower fee for FIP [Food Innovation Program] alumni, Food Innovation Summer School alumni, Future Food’s Young Talent Academy, and YCL members? Yes, we offer a reduced participation fee for students. If you are eligible for this fee, please check the box in the application form. Please note that we may ask you for proof of your eligibility.