Mediterranean Summer: Programs to Shape the Future of Sustainability

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming summer programs, designed to inspire and educate the next generation on the values and traditions of the Mediterranean culture, critical elements for a sustainable future. The Future Food Institute (FFI) has been at the forefront of integrating Mediterranean identity and values into educational initiatives for over a decade. In collaboration with the Study Center and the Municipality of Pollica, we continue our commitment to spreading Mediterranean values and culture.

Education plays a pivotal role in transmitting Mediterranean traditions and values. As we face urgent global challenges, the need for innovative and inclusive educational practices has never been more apparent. Our programs are designed to bridge educational gaps, promote equity, and embrace the Mediterranean way of life as a cornerstone of sustainable development and healthy living.

This summer, we are excited to present a series of programs that aim to educate and immerse participants in the rich Mediterranean heritage through a comprehensive approach that encompasses environmental sciences, sustainable agriculture, gastronomy, and nutrition science. Our educational methodology integrates traditional learning with digital technologies and experiential learning platforms, providing an inclusive and sustainable education that promotes health and well-being for future generations.

Program overview:

  • Trame Mediterranee – Save the Ocean [July 2024, 8th – 12th [IT – EN] – 15th – 19th [IT – EN]]: Explore the importance of preserving our oceans and marine biodiversity, understanding the impact of human actions on marine ecosystems, and learning sustainable practices to protect our blue planet. More details can be found here.
  • Trame Mediterranee – Integral Ecology in Action [June 2024, 10th – 14th [IT] 17th – 21st [EN] 24th – 28th [IT] | July 2024, 1st – 5th [EN] – 8th – 12th [IT]]: A deep dive into the principles of integral ecology, encouraging participants to take action towards environmental sustainability and social equity. For more information, visit here.
  • Trame Mediterranee – Back to the Roots [3-8 June 2024; 1-6 July 2024 for ages 16-19]: Explore the roots of Mediterranean culture through hands-on experiences in sustainable agriculture, culinary arts, and the preservation of cultural heritage. Details will soon be available online.
  • Boot Camp Climate Shapers – Mediterranean Edition [Pollica, 22-26 July 2024]: A transformative experience designed to equip young leaders with the tools to become champions of climate action within the Mediterranean context. Learn more here.
  • Boot Camp Climate Shaper – Gastrodiplomacy [Italy, 17th – 22nd June 2024]: Discover the power of gastrodiplomacy in driving political action for good, fostering community development, and promoting sustainable food systems. Further details can be found here.

We warmly invite you to join us in this journey of learning, discovery, and action, and we kindly ask you to help us spread the word about these transformative opportunities.