SlowMed Workshop: Food as a Tool for Dialogue between People and Civilizations in the Mediterranean
- 27 Oct 2014 - 29 Oct 2014
- | Bibliotheca Alexandrina
- | Workshop
- | Closed meeting
The project “Slow Med: Slow Food as a means of dialogue in the Mediterranean Contexts ” has officially begun, in coordination with the Center for Creative Development “Danilo Dolci” and with the involvement of a number of partners coming from different Euro-Mediterranean countries.
SlowMed, which has an overall budget of 1.5 million Euros, 90% of which is co-funded by the European Union (Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2007-2013) through the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI), aims to strengthen a common feature inherent ion the identities of the people of the Mediterranean: The Mediterranean Diet.
In a context in which the preservation and maintenance of the Mediterranean culinary heritage strongly affect the safeguard of its cultural richness, the SlowMed project aims to promote cultural dialogue based on creativity, supporting a full recognition of food as a tool for dialogue between peoples and civilizations.
The project will involve artists from different Euro-Mediterranean countries in local and international activities: food contest, art competitions, and workshops on food education for children will spread SlowMed message to the main targets of the Mediterranean society.