Start date: May 1, 2015,
End date: Dec 31, 2016
The project Food Revolution was born from the experience on responsible consumption that organizations have developed in recent years. It is also a result of the growing tendency in Europe to pay more attention to consumption and to the environment. In this context, young people with fewer opportunities involved in the project will be able to acquire new skills in the field of responsible consumption and will develop entrepreneurial skills in the field of sustainable agriculture.
The project includes four activities, including two meetings between youth workers and two international youth exchanges.
Each of the exchange activities (A2, A4) involves 25 young people (4 + 1 youth leader from each organization) from Italy (Associazione (Link), France (AIPEL), SEIKLEJATE Vennaskond (Estonia), ICM Jindrichuv Hradec zs (Czech Republic) and Élelmiszerklub Közhasznú Alapítvány (Hungary). All the participants are young people with fewer opportunities between 18 and 25 years old.
During the exchanges there are planned practical activities such as cultivation and processing of agricultural products, the realization of canned and organization of visibility events. Participants also will carry a small guide to responsible food consumption, from the management of an urban garden to the processing and storage of products.
To each of the training activities (A1, A3) will participate 25 people (youth workers, youth leaders, heads of organizations and young people) interested in learning new skills in the areas of healthy eating, urban agriculture, healthy lifestyles, responsibleconsumption. Participants in the activities A1 and A3 are: the same involved in the youth exchanges, plus La Vibria (Spain), Intercultura (France) and Joint (Italy).
The activity A1 will take place in Italy (Giambellino) and is a formative meeting between the partners (with the function of kick-off, also functioning as a preparation visit for the exchanges). It aims to provide tools and methodologies to contextualize the project themes adapting them to youth work. The activity also foresees a visit to Expo 2015 in Milan, whose topic is food.
The activity A3 will be heldin Spain (Barcelona) and is a training course on the management and organizational aspects related to the creation of urban gardens.
General objectives of the project: to develop entrepreneurial skills in the field of sustainable agriculture and critical consumption, promote social inclusion processes, promote participation and activation, processes of regeneration and change.
Expected results: greater sense of initiative of young people at risk of social exclusion, social cohesion and community spirit, awareness of global processes of production, consumption and distribution of resources.
The project aims to spread awareness about nutrition and all its implications (environmental, economic, social justice) and to encourage young people with fewer opportunities to participate in processes of change at personal and collective level.
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