The Taste the Place Spring Food School was an exciting experience for all participants. During the three-day event, participants had the opportunity to explore the link between food, well-being and cultural heritage. The event was scientifically based on the Food, Place and Wellbeing project led by Oxford Brookes University (UK), the University of Insubria (IT) and the University of Hertfordshire (UK). It was organised by the Italian universities of Piemonte Orientale, Genoa and Insubria, and coordinated by the Study Centre Upontourism and Ars.Uni.Vco Association.
MACTT NGO was pleased to participate in this event and contribute to the discussions on sustainable economics. The event was chaired by Professor Stefania Cerutti and attended by Dr. Abdesammad El Jaouzi, Head of the Sustainable Economy, representing MACTT NGO, on the topic Soft power: food in Mediterranean diplomatic relations.
Dr. Abdesammad El Jaouzi said: “MACTT’s participation in the Taste the Place Spring Food School was an opportunity to contribute to discussion, focusing on food and its important role in diplomacy, particularly cultural diplomacy, and in the soft power of a country as it represents a chance to promote the culture, tourism, tradition and identity through the culinary experience. Hence, food contributes to increasing the global visibility of the country and influencing the others”. Stefania Cerutti said: “Participants were particularly enthusiastic about the case presented by Dr. Abdesammad El Jaouzi on the Mediterranean diet as a tool of soft power in cultural diplomacy. They were also interested in the topics of sustainability goals applied in the innovative field of soft power. This led to open scenarios and opportunities for future studies and projects between the countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region”.
MACTT NGO Contributes to Sustainable Economics Discussions at Taste the Place Spring Food School
MACTT NGO is committed to promoting the sustainable economy through educational and training initiatives. There are many challenges facing us in the future, and we believe that knowledge and education are the key to addressing them. We are proud to have participated in the Taste the Place Spring Food School and to have helped create a platform to discuss sustainable food practices.
In addition, Dr. Abdesammad El Jaouzi said, “MACTT has many future plans, including more collaboration with other organisations to promote sustainable economics. We are committed to creating an international dialogue on sustainability and food practices, and will continue to work on these issues in the future, also with the Study Centre Upontourism.”
The Taste the Place Spring Food School event was a great success, and MACTT NGO was pleased to participate and contribute to the discussions on sustainability and food practices. We look forward to continuing to work with other organisations to promote the sustainable economy and create a better world for all.