The Slow Food Youth Network Academy goes global and online!

17 Sep 2020

The educational program that empowers youth to become part of the global transition to sustainability will take place during the six months of Terra Madre.

The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) Academy is an educational model that offers an interdisciplinary program around the food chain, tailored to empower and connect young change-makers. It was born in 2010 inside a Dutch SFYN group and over the past years it took over the world reaching Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, creating new ideas and opportunities for a sustainable future.

This year, the virus prevented the local SFYN Academies from using their normal classrooms: the farms, factories, research facilities, kitchens, companies and start-ups. However, the SFYN Academy coordinators saw an opportunity in the middle of the pandemic and took a step forward organizing the very first online global SFYN Academy. width=
During the Terra Madre, from October to April, the Online Global Academy will offer knowledge covering different elements of and views on the food system – taught in lectures, workshops, and debate; skills helping you intervene, lead and change; and a network of global change-makers to challenge and support you.

The Online Global SFYN Academy will cover six training sessions, accessible for a group of 25 highly motivated young leaders, offer skills to put knowledge into action. Moreover, six lectures, also open to the vast public of Terra Madre, will show the complexity of the food system.

The main topic for this year’s Online Global SFYN Academy program will be the protein transition. How is our meat produced? What companies, institutions, organizations, and individuals are involved? What are the challenges, and what are the alternatives? Which choices lie ahead?

If you are a young change-maker interested in joining the program you can apply through the website.

What: Online Global SFYN Academy
When: From October to April, starting friday October 16th
Where: Online
Applications: for 18 to 32 years old
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