FOODSHIFT PATHWAYS: educational strategies for transforming the food system workshop

In the context of Farm to Fork: our food, our health, our future congress, that took place 16-18/11 in Castelo Branco Portugal Foodshift Pathways implemented a 1,5-hours face-to-face workshop entitled “FOODSHIFT PATHWAYS: EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR TRANSFORMING THE FOOD SYSTEM” on 16th of November 2023 hosted by Ellinogermaniki Agogi & CVIVA.

In this workshop, strategies were shared that can serve as a reference for future-oriented curricula, more aligned with current environmental challenges. We presented FoodSHIFT Pathways: a set of practices enriched with digital resources that describe the current state of food systems and propose active approaches for a shift towards sustainability. The six videos produced in six European countries (Greece, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands) – on current problems linked to food systems, and which serve as a starting point for collaborative work between the school and the community were presented along with Open Learning scenarios that teachers can apply in formal, non-formal and informal contexts, in collaboration with multiple stakeholders in food systems, from researchers and NGOs to small businesses, farmers, families and caregivers.

The objective was to develop the skills of teachers and trainers, as well as the “green” and sustainability skills of students, raising awareness of the relevance of current food systems and environmental challenges. We intend to demonstrate how schools can become centers of innovation in their local communities, acting as agents of change.

On top, EA participated with a Poster under Theme I entitled “Foodshift Pathways for the food system transformation” presenting the project, its objectives and the so far outcomes.