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July 2016

Public Food Procurement policies: Local and Organic Food in Public Catering Systems

12 July 2016
Newport, United Kingdom
Harper Adams University

A workshop on public food procurement policies will take place at the 12th European IFSA Symposium, hosted at Harper Adams University in the United Kingdom between 12 - 15 July 2016. The workshop will examine public food procurement for catering services and work practices in public kitchens and consider the significance of public catering markets for smaller suppliers.

Specific issues addressed by the workshop will include: long-term strategies for developing public catering based on local and organic supply, tendering processes, social sustainability, and community involvement, among many others.

IFSA symposia are a platform for dialogue between scientists and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds. Although predominantly focusing on European farming systems, non-European participation is encouraged as this adds contrasts and comparisons of mutual benefit and helps to ensure scientific rigour and quality.

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Back-to-back with the Triple-Helix Conference
19 - 20 July 2016, 9:00 - 18:00
Budapest, Hungary

The triple-helix conference on bio-based economy “Supporting the development of bio-based economy partnerships in the Danube Region through a triple-helix approach” will take place in Budapest from 19th to 20th of July. Its main goal is to support the university-business-government cooperation (triple-helix model) in order to enhance the development of bio-based economy partnerships in the target countries, tacking societal challenges in the field of food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, water research, and bio-based economy.

The event, that is free of charge, will gather relevant actors working on the identified societal changes, in order to support them in networking and establishing long-term dialogue among. The conference will include a plenary round table and three parallel sessions on food, materials and environmental technologies, and energy.

Back to back, the Danube-INCO.NET 4th Clustering Workshop will take place, with the objective of creating new macro-regional partnerships towards the development of a bio-based economy.

To learn more and to register, visit here.

International Symposium and Workshop RE-Greece 2016

Circular Economy and Sustainable Use of REnewable REsources
20 - 22 July 2016, 9:00 - 18:00
Nisyros, Greece
Municipal Conference Hall

The symposium aims to promote the scientific dialogue supporting the sustainable management and usage of natural renewable resources with best paradigms, practices and policies at the local, Mediterranean, European and Global scales by addressing the technical, socio-economic, ecological and sustainability dimensions in the context of “Accelerating the Transition to Equitable, Sustainable, Post-Fossil Carbon Societies!”

This international forum will bring together experts, young researchers, engineers and practitioners globally, to propose sustainable solutions for the environmental challenges of ‘’vulnerable communities” in the context of climate change and the need for integrating resilience and equity into all levels of society to reduce vulnerabilities and social upheavals.

The event will be held on Nisyros, a small Greek Volcanic island in the Aegean Sea, as a paradigm of sustainable use of local resources for enhancing resilience of the community.

For further information and to register visit the website.