29 Aug - 1 Sep

Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: Balancing between Markets and Society
A delegation of six BCFN Alumni (Martina Sartori, Oluwafemi Ajay, Alessandro Cicerale, Benedetta Raspini, Pin Jane Chen and Francesca Recanati), will take part to the case study competition, organised within the XV EAAE Congress "Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: Balancing between Markets and Society".

Parma, Italy

21 Jul

Enactus National Competition
BCFN Alumni Ides van der Does de Willebois will present the work of BCFN and the engagement of youth in various events during the National Competition of Enactus in Italy. One team will be selected for the Enactus World Cup 2017 in London, UK.

Milan, Italy

13 Jul

Transforming Sustainable Food Policies into Reality, from a Local to a European Level: the Example of Turin
Michele Pedrotti, representative of the BCFN Alumni Association, will take part in the event 'Transforming Sustainable Food Policies into Reality, from a Local to a European Level: the Example of Turin', organised by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and the International University College of Turin (IUC). The event will be centred around a workshop open to stakeholders and institutions in the local food supply chain (two round tables and a series of breakout sessions) and a public evening event, in order to open up a conversation on the issue to a wider audience.

Turin, Italy

21 Jun - 23 Jun

Watec Italy 2017
The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition is pleased to annunce its participation in "WATEC Italy 2017": the second European Summit on Water Technologies and Environmental Control. The initiative (organized by Kenes Exhibitions and the Sicily Region) is under the Patronage of the European Commission, The European Investment Bank and the World Bank. As part of a conference lecture, the Barilla Center Research Program Manager, Marta Antonelli, will present the Food Sustainability Index, developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit together with the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition.

Palermo, Italy

6 Jun

The Food Sustainability Index presented at the Gustolab Institute, Rome
Katarzyna Dembska, Researcher at the BCFN Foundation, will present the Food Sustainability Index at the Food Talks held at the Gustolab Institute in Rome. The Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies (GLi) is the first center of study and research in Italy dedicated to academic programs on the theme of Food Studies. GLi is the academic headquarters for Study abroad programs specific in Food, Media and Nutrition for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Gustolab Institute, Rome, Italy

14 Jun - 17 Jun

2017 Annual Meetings and Conference of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS)
The Joint 2017 Annual Meetings and Conference of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) is a a three-day event taking place from the 14th to the 17th of June at the Occidental College, Los Angeles (CA). The theme, "Migrating Food Cultures: Engaging Pacific Perspectives on Food and Agriculture," invites all us to reflect on and engage with the entirety of the Pacific region. The main purpose is to invite participants to imagine and explore how the agricultural and food worlds throughout the Pacific mesh with environmental, social, cultural, historical, and material resources.

Los Angeles, (CA), USA

6 Jun - 8 Jun

13th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference
Francesca Allievi, President of the BCFN Alumni Association and BCFN Researcher will present the Food Sustainability Index at the 13th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference. The conference program is developed around policies, solutions, experiments and methodologies for a sustainable future.

Tampere, Finland

31 May

MI AMBIENTO
On May 31st, Elena Cadel, researcher at the BCFN Foundation, will be at Musei Capitolini in Rome to present MI AMBIENTO, a new book on the Italian greenest facts and news. BCFN contributed with a chapter on the Food Sustainability Index.

Rome, italy

1 May - 3 May

2ND INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE: THE FUTURE OF FOOD IN A CLIMATE CHANGING WORLD
The BCFN Alumni Katarzyna Dembska, Michele Pedrotti, Oluwafemi Ajay, Benedetta Raspini and Pin Jane Chen will participate to the 2nd International Dialogue "The Future of food in a climate changing world" organised by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food. Together with 250 experts, they will discuss the connections between the climate change and the food system, engaging in the different sessions and side-events.

PARIS, FRANCE

31 May

Networking Event - Enactus
On May 31st, Elena Cadel, researcher at the BCFN Foundation and member of the BCFN Alumni, will be in Milano for a networking event organized by Enactus Italia with the extraordinary participation of Rachael Jarosh, Enactus international President & CEO.

Milano, Italia

22 May

Visionaria International Short Film Festival on Sustainability– Food & Water 2017
Monday, May 22, in Siena, Elena Cadel, researcher at the BCFN Foundation, will participate, as a jury member, at Visionaria International Short Film Festival on Sustainability– Food & Water 2017, in order to award the best short film about sustainability.

Siena, Italy

12 Apr

Representatives of BCFN Alumni Association at the International University College
Francesca Allievi, President of the BCFN Alumni Association, and Pin Jane Chen, Finalist of YES 2016 competition, will present the Food Sustainability Index, the BCFN research activities and the YES competition to two group of students at the International University College of Turin.

International University College of Turin, Turin, Italy

1 Apr - 2 Apr

Food Tank Summit Boston
Behtash Bahador, Geographic Representative of the BCFN Alumni Association in North America, will take part to the upcoming Food Tank summit which will be held in Boston on April 1st. He will have the chance to discuss and network with some of the most important people involved in food sustainability issues.

Boston, USA

25 Mar

Food as a Commons
On March 25th, Elena Cadel, researcher at the BCFN Foundation, will be at the International University College of Turin for a one day event that brings together academics, actors of the food chain, policy makers and eaters in a multidisciplinary dialogue to explore the reductionist approach and present alternative narratives to reconsider and re-imagine food as a commons.

International University College, Turin, Italy

16 Mar

Take part in the Twitter Chat organised by the BCFN Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation
See you on Twitter, where the BCFN Foundation and Thomson Reuters Foundation are holding a debate on food and sustainability. Experts, researchers, journalists and the general public are invited to have their say on the importance of producing and consuming food responsibly to safeguard the health of people and the planet. Join the conversation using #GoodFoodMedia

24 Mar - 25 Mar

12th Annual UFWH Summit
Behtash Bahador, Geographic Representative for North America of the BCFN Alumni Association, will be one of the speakers at the 12th Annual UFWH Summit which will be hosted by Walsh University in Canton, Ohio on March 24-25. More than 300 students and university leaders from across the world will convene for a packed weekend of learning about advocacy, service and leadership to win the fight against food waste and hunger.

Canton, Ohio - USA

13 Mar

International Careers Festival
On March 13th Katarzyna Dembska, researcher at the BCFN Fundation, will speak at the International Careers Festival, to be hel at the UNINT University of Rome, in via delle Sette Chiese 139. It is an opportunity for the young to meet NGO officials, HR reps of prestigious multinational companies, and international representatives of top universities and business schools. In this occasion, Katarzyna will present the BCFN YES! and the Food Sustainability Media Award, and will be part of the expert speakers panel on sustainable agriculture and SDG 15.

21 Mar

BCFN in NYC for Forbes Mixing Bowl
BCFN participates in FORBES MIXING BOWL NYC, a one-day event aimed to explore how information technology can be harnessed to solve challenges in food and agriculture. Thought leaders, innovators, executives, and investors in food, agriculture, and technology will gather at Forbes on Fifth to engage in substantive dialogue on the role of technology in "changing food & farming at scale" and the "fight for the fork".

New York, USA.

20 Feb

Law Against the Food and Pharmaceutical Waste: Concrete Opportunities for Local Development and Companies
Monday, February 20, in Parma, Elena Cadel, researcher at the BCFN Foundation, will participate in the presentation of the new “Law Against the Food and Pharmaceutical Waste: Concrete Opportunities for Local Development and Companies”. The event will host the law’s first proponent, the Hon. Mrs. Maria Chiara Gadda, among the key note speakers.

PARMA, ITALY

6 Feb

Food Sustainability Index presentation at the University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä
Francesca Allievi, President of the BCFN Alumni, will give a lecture in the Master in Food Culture and Communications at the University of Applied Sciences of Jyväskylä, Finland, during which she will also present the Food Sustainability Index.

Jyväskylä, Finland

20 Feb - 21 Feb

BCFN in Siena for sCOOL FOOD Project
BCFN participates in the "sCOOL FOOD" project in collaboration with Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena, and the Territorial Education Office. The pilot project includes lectures aimed at three different school levels, to raise awareness on the issues related to food and the environment, sustainability and agriculture, energy, lifestyles aimed for young people, consumers and professionals of the future.

SIENA, ITALY

2 Feb

3rd Annual Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit
Food Tank, in partnership with The George Washington University and the World Resources Institute, is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit. This one-day event will feature more than three dozen different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for discussions on diverse topics.

Washington, D.C. USA

9 Feb

FOOD SYSTEM 6 IMPACT + INNOVATION + INVESTMENT FORUM
Zach Dashner, one of the BCFN Alumni, will participate to the FOOD SYSTEM 6 IMPACT + INNOVATION + INVESTMENT FORUM event which will be held at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, USA. Zach Dashner will disseminate information about BCFN and network with other participants.

San Francisco, USA

16 Dec

The 3rd Eco-Media report - Media and sustainability
The Eco-Media Observatory draws the attention of the media to sustainability while stressing the importance of having enough information about the environment in the public arena to raise awareness on topics that concern us all. The BCFN has launched the first ever Food Sustainability Media Award.

Rome, Italy

7 Dec

Food Sustainability Index presentation at European Parliament
As a powerful tool of knowledge and education, the Food Sustainability Index will be presented to European Institutions through various roundtable aiming at underlining the main results of the ranking.

European Parliament - Bruxelles

1 Dec

EAT BETTER, EAT LESS, FOOD FOR ALL
An interdisciplinary event, open to all, to share findings, scientific data and best practices in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals related to food and create a food model which protects people’s health as well as the planet.

Milan

30 Nov

Food and Sustainability Panel
The BCFN Alumni Behtash Bahador, will participate to the Food and Sustainability Panel which will be held on November 30th, 2016 at 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles, USA. He will present the Youth Manifesto and the latest BCFN activities.

Los Angeles, USA

16 Nov

1st Annual Chicago FoodTank Summit
Food Tank, in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is excited to announce the 1st annual Chicago Food Tank Summit at the Gleacher Center. This event will feature more than 40 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for interactive panels. Behtash Bahador, one of the BCFN Alumni, will be one of the panelists at the event, in the session titled "Transparency in the food system". This is the third in a series of three Summits in 2016 which will bring together some the world’s most impactful food system leaders. This is a can’t miss event for 2016!

Chicago, USA

28 Oct

Eating Planet presentation
5 pm - Eating Planet presentation, discussion among: Riccardo Valentini - BCFN Member and ANA member - and Marta Antonelli - BCFN researcher.

Accademia nazionale di Agricoltura

11 Oct

Presentation of the Global Hunger Index 2016
The headquarters of the ISPI will host the presentation of the Global Hunger Index. This year, for the first time, the report will be accompanied by a case study of the Cesvi project 'Shashe Citrus Orchard' in Zimbabwe. Daniele Bernacchi, CEO of Cesvi, will open the event and Loris Palentini, Head of Mission Cesvi Zimbabwe, will present the case study. This will be followed by a round table ‘Objective Hunger Zero – New partnerships for sustainable agriculture by 2030’. Participants will include Roberto Ridolfi, Department Director, Sustainable Growth and Development, Europe Aid, and Luca Virginio, Vice President of the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation/Chief Communication and External Relations Officer, Barilla Group. The Ambassador Pietro Sebastiani, Director-General for development cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will also be in attendance. The journalist Luca Mattiucci, editor of the social section of Corriere.it, will moderate the debate. Attendees must book their places by 7 Friday October ispi.eventi@ispionline.it 02.869.30.53

Palazzo Clerici, Milan

9 Oct - 12 Oct

2016 AASHE Conference
BCFN Alumni Elizabeth Unger will attend the 2016 AASHE Conference in Baltimore. She will also lead a networking session and discuss the Youth Manifesto.

Baltimore, USA

30 Sep - 1 Oct

European Millennials Festival
Innovative solutions, new ways of communication, concrete projects realised by networks of young people, but also art and entertainment will be the focus of a series of conferences and workshops that will be held during the European Millennials Festival in Siena on the 30th September and 1st October.

Siena

22 Sep - 23 Sep

First Annual Farm Tank Summit
Zach Dashner, one of the BCFN Alumni, will be one of the speakers at the First Annual Farm Tank, organised by Food Tank in Sacramento (US), within the panel dealing with "Food tech".

SACRAMENTO, USA

9 Sep

Mantova's Festivaletteratura
The Mantova Literature Festival hosts a debate on the issues brought up in the book “Eating Planet: Food and sustainability: Building our future.” Concrete proposals to foster the health of people and our planet. With Pavan Sukhdev, Carlo Petrini and Franca Roiatti.

Palazzo Ducale – Piazza Castello 5.00 P.M

26 Sep

Food and Innovation – Working together: the new food challenge -
Paolo Barilla will present Eating Planet at the Salone del Gusto in Turin. The book sets out the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition's proposals to overcome the challenges of making the global agri-food system sustainable. Moderated by Luca Mercalli, a panel discussion will follow with input from Carlo Petrini, Andrea Di Stefano, Vincenzo Ilotte and Egidio Dansero, Luigi Bistagnino, Silvia Barbero and Franco Fassio.

Salone del gusto in Turin

21 Sep - 22 Sep

International Conference on Sustainable Development
BCFN Alumni Annie Liang and Lizzy Unger, will take part to the International Conference on Sustainable Development, which will be held in New York, USA, on September 21-22. They will join sessions about how to put SDGs in practice, finding connections with the Youth Manifesto.

New York, USA

6 Sep

Food Tank Webinar: A Call to Action from the Youth Manifesto and the Eating Planet
Francesca Allievi, Operational President of the BCFN Alumni Association, will present the latest initiatives of BCFN during a webinar organised by the Food Tank. In particular, she will discuss the activities of the BCFN Alumni Association and the active role of the younger generation for the implementation of change in the agri-food system.

22 Sep

Let’s save the Planet
Thursday, September 22, at the Savings Museum of Turin, Elena Cadel, researcher at the BCFN Foundation, will participate at “Let’s save the Planet”, a teaching program that the BCFN Foundation has created for schools of every type and level, in cooperation with the Foundation for Financial Education and Saving (FEDUF - Fondazione per l'Educazione Finanziaria e al Risparmio).

Torino

21 Sep

Let’s save the Planet
Wednesday, September 28, in Campobasso, Elena Cadel, researcher at the BCFN Foundation, will participate at “Let’s save the Planet”, a teaching program that the BCFN Foundation has created for schools of every type and level, in cooperation with the Foundation for Financial Education and Saving (FEDUF - Fondazione per l'Educazione Finanziaria e al Risparmio).

Campobasso

30 Aug

BCFN YES! and Alumni presentation: Inspiring young agriculture researchers in international development
Gianna Bonis-Profumo, Geographical Representative for Oceania of the BCFN Alumni Association and BCFN YES! winner in 2014, will introduce the key initiatives of BCFN during a networking event organised by the RAID Australia - Researchers in Agriculture for International Development, during the annual Crawford Fund Food Security conference in Canberra. She will present the BCFN YES! research grant competition and discuss the activities of the BCFN Alumni Association to support change in the agri-food system.

Canberra - Australia

26 Jul

Landscapes and a taste of sustainability at Gemona International Summer School
Tuesday, July 26st, in Gemona del Friuli, Elena Cadel, researcher at the BCFN Foundation, will speak of food and sustainability at the Summer School of Italian culture and language, organized with the support of the University of Udine and the Catholic University. This International Lab of Communication gathers students, teachers and experts from all over the world to foster the exchange of ideas about a specific theme that, this year, is the relationship between landscape and taste.

Summer School of Italian culture and language, Gemona del Friuli

7 Jul

Save food: Tuscany school award
Thursday, July 7, the BCFN Foundation will be at Monte Argentario to speak about food and sustainability. The event will host the awards ceremony of the second edition of school contest "less waste, more resources for everyone. Let us commit to food sustainability", which the primary and secondary schools of Tuscany participated in.

Monte Argentario

26 Jul

Euro Science Open Forum
Anna Strzelecka will present the BCFN Alumni Association within the session "Bringing nature back to cities – what's in it for business?" at EuroScience Open Forum in Manchester

De Montfort University, Manchester

25 Jul - 27 Jul

UN Habitat III
The BCFN Alumno Achmad Solikhin will present the Youth Manifesto and the BCFN Alumni Association during the third session of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III).

Surabaya, Indonesia.

29 Jun

Let’s save the Planet
Wednesday, June 29, in Bergamo, Elena Cadel, researcher at the BCFN Foundation, will participate at “Let’s save the Planet”, a teaching program that the BCFN Foundation has created for schools of every type and level, in cooperation with the Foundation for Financial Education and Saving (FEDUF - Fondazione per l'Educazione Finanziaria e al Risparmio).

Bergamo

9 Jun - 10 Jun

Sustainable Food Summit
The summit will focus on sustainable ingredients, food waste, marketing developments and sustainability initiatives. For the first time, the summit will look at approaches to reduce food losses in the supply chain as well as waste at consumer level.

Amsterdam

1 Jun - 4 Jun

European Obesity Summit
The Congresses of the European Association for the Study of Obesity and the European Chapter of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders have been merged together to create the inaugural European Obesity Summit, which will be the most important obesity meeting of 2016.

Gothenburg, Sweden

22 Jun - 25 Jun

Youth Manifesto and BCFN YES! new call presented at the University of Toronto (Canada)
Cassandra Ly, BCFN Alumni, will present the YM and the new BCFN YES! call during the “Global Foodways and Local Foods in a Transnational City” Conference, held at the University of Toronto, Canada.

University of Toronto (Canada)

8 Jun

Presentation EATING PLANET
The book Eating Planet will be presented to readers. The BCFN’s proposals and the role new generations play in making the future more sustainable.

La Feltrinelli, Strada Farini Parma

22 Jun - 24 Jun

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016
Sujardin Syarifuddin, member of the BCFN Alumni association, will take part as Media Representative at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016, Stanford University, California, USA on 22-24 June 2016. GES 2016 will also host the GIST-Tech I Pitch Competition, in which two BCFN Alumni, Musawwir Muhtar and Sujardin Syarifuddin are among the 30 finalists invited for a pitch to compete for seed funding.

Stanford University, Stati Uniti

2 Jun - 5 Jun

Youth Manifesto and BCFN YES! new call presented at the Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland)
BCFN Alumni Anna Strzelecka will present the YM and the new BCFN YES! call at the annual workshop organized jointly by the Wroclaw University of Technology and Coventry University, in order to bring together young researchers from different backgrounds and at different stages of their career, including undergraduate and MSc students, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.

Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland)

31 May

Eating Planet Presentation
Tuesday, May 31st, the BCFN Foundation will be at the University of Florence to speak about food and sustainability. The event will host the awards ceremony of the second edition of school contest "less waste, more resources for everyone. Let us commit to food sustainability", which the primary and secondary schools of Tuscany participated in.

University of Florence

15 May

Presentation BCFN Double Pyramid
On May 15th, the Foundation has been invited by NutriSicilia association to present its during the 12 educational days to be held Palermo, at the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa. BCFN will present the Double Pyramid within the "Evolution and involution of the Mediterranean Diet from the 70s to today" panel.

Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo

26 May - 27 May

Youth Manifesto and the Young Earth Solutions YES! Research Grant Competition presentation
The BCFN Foundation will present the Youth Manifesto and the Young Earth Solutions YES! Research Grant Competition at the Second International Conference on Food History and Cultures, to be held in Tours, France. The conference is organized by the European Institute for Food History and Cultures (the IEHCA) in partnership with the Food Studies team at the François-Rabelais University in Tours and the UNESCO Chair – “Safeguarding and Promotion of Cultural Food Heritages.”

Tours, France

13 May

Presentation EATING PLANET
Fondazione Monte Paschi di Siena organises an event about the issues brought up in the book “Food and sustainability: Building our future.” Concrete proposals to foster the health of people and our planet.

Fondazione Monte Paschi di Siena

19 May

“No more food to waste” – the Youth Manifesto presented at the yearly meeting of the FUSIONS platform
Michele Pedrotti, BCFN Alumni, will present the Youth Manifesto and will get more information concerning the results of the FUSIONS project, which will end next summer. This event will focus on the EU policies on food waste, in relation to the Circular Economy package, and will analyze the point of view of different stakeholders of the food chain.

Bruxelles

9 May

Presentation EATING PLANET
Food and sustainability for the future of people and the planet. The BCFN Foundation presents the book Eating Planet.

World Food Forum

21 Apr

INSTITUTIONAL MEETING – FOOD AND SUSTAINABILITY: BUILDING OUR FUTURE
INVITATION ONLY EVENT: Following the Universal Exposition EXPO 2015 and the climate conference COP 21, the world’s attention is focused on the close relationship between food production and consumption, climate change and a growing population. To discuss these issues a panel of experts and institution representatives will be present at “Food and sustainability: Building our future”.

Istituto Sturzo, Roma

8 Apr

8th April, Start of the 263rd Academic year at Georgofili
At the ceremony marking the start of its 263rd academic year, the Accademia dei Georgofili will give the Youth Manifesto, put together by young BCFN researchers, a special reward for its commitment to fighting the global paradoxes of food and nutrition and favouring a more sustainable agro-food system.

Palazzo Vecchio – Florence

21 Apr

Presentation EATING PLANET
6pm La Feltrinelli – galleria A. Sordi 33: Food paradoxes, climate change and healthy lifestyles. Eating Planet’s proposals to foster the health of people and the planet.

La Feltrinelli Roma

5 Apr

Let's Save the Planet
"Let's Save the Planet" organized by the Foundation for Financial Education in collaboration with the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, will be offered to students of middle and high schools of L'Aquila and Lanciano, Italy, on April 4th and 5th 2016. The event is a program to educate on the use of money, sustainability, food patterns, responsible behavior and actions against food waste.

L'Aquila and Lanciano

20 Apr - 21 Apr

Food Tank Summit
From the Youth Manifesto to Eating Planet: Behtash Bahador, BCFN alumni, presents the young researchers’ initiatives to build a more sustainable future. The event will be streamed live.

Washington DC

4 Apr - 5 Apr

Let's Save the Planet
"Let's Save the Planet" organized by the Foundation for Financial Education in collaboration with the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, will be offered to students of middle and high schools of L'Aquila and Lanciano, Italy, on April 4th and 5th 2016. The event is a program to educate on the use of money, sustainability, food patterns, responsible behavior and actions against food waste.

L'Aquila and Lanciano

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