The International Congress held in Pollenzo, Italy, last July, represented the step forward towards a legal entity that allows a broader participation of all possible subjects interested not only in collaborating with Slow Food, but in being Slow Food, in different and broader ways (as defined first in the previous Congress, held in Chengdu). In …
8th Slow Food International Congress – Pollenzo (Italy), 2022
The 8th Slow Food International Congress will be held in Pollenzo (Italy) in 2022.
The International Congress is a crucial moment for the Slow Food movement, where our political, strategic and organizational direction is defined at the international level, and therefore, at all other levels of the organization.
Initially planned for 2020, it was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now scheduled for the 16th and 17th of July in Pollenzo (Italy), at the Campus of the University of Gastronomic Sciences.
The 8th International Congress follows the path undertaken by the movement at the previous Congress in Chengdu (2017) and the call we made then for an organisational change of our movement. We want now to bring forward the transition needed to make Slow Food increasingly open and inclusive, to enable our network to better impact the world we live in and to tackle the great challenges of our times.
This phase of reflection and change will continue through our new congress and will develop in various stages in which the contribution of our members and communities throughout this key political moment in the life of our movement will be essential.
In advance of the Congress, some key documents have been published to help prepare our network for the work ahead:
Watch the Slow Food Congress 2022 recorded livestream!
The recorded livestream is also available in the following languages:
A letter from Carlo Petrini to Slow Food members to inspire the upcoming Congress to tackle the challenges the future holds:
A Call to Action to help us shape the future of Slow Food
Candidate Board team political document
Candidate Board team profiles
Frequently Asked Questions – and Answers! – about the International Congress
Infographics on the path towards the Congress (and beyond)
Infographics on the proposed new governance model
Congress delegate criteria
Slow Food Statute
Board of Directors – Terms of reference
Board of Auditors – Terms of reference
Board of Arbitrators – Terms of reference
Slow foodies! We need you! Last month we shared the first documents which will guide us on the path towards the International Congress, which will be held from October 8-12 in Turin, at the same time as Terra Madre Salone del Gusto. Our intention is to involve as many members and activists as possible in these wide reflections on the future of Slow Food, sewing seeds along the path towards the Congress with the ideas, opinions and inputs of everyone who wants to participate.
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