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EXPO 2015: “Feeding the Planet?” Cycle of seminars and call for papers

In view of the Universal Exposition of Milan, which will take place from May 1st to October 31st 2015 and is devoted to the theme “Feeding the planet, Energy for life”, a group of civil society organisations promotes a cycle of three seminars on the following themes: I) Food, environment and life styles (Milan, 9 October 2014); II) The Right to food, food and rights (Padua, 23 October 2014) and III) Food, cultures and religions (Milan 20 November 2014). The initiative aims to consider and discuss the essential contribution that the topic of nourishment could offer in building a sustainable society.

A call for papers addressing the abovementioned themes is launched in preparations for these seminars. Contributions from individuals in the field, operating in the academic world, in the international cooperation, or in profit and non-profit organizations, are solicited.

Papers, well-argued, rigorous, and targeted to a general public, will be accepted both in Italian or in English. Abstracts of the papers (maximum 4000 characters), and a brief CV of the author (maximum 2000 characters) should be send by email to expo2015@sanfedele.net before and not later than January 31st, 2014. Acceptance of the paper will be notified by March 30th, 2014. Accepted papers, whose length should not exceed 30 thousand characters (spaces, notes, bibliography, and any tables/ graphs included) must be submitted no later than July 31st, 2014.

This dual initiative is promoted by Arcidiocesi di Milano, Caritas Ambrosiana, Caritas Internationalis, Caritas Italiana, Expo Milano 2015 s.p.a., Fondazione Culturale S. Fedele (Aggiornamenti Sociali e Popoli), Fondazione Lanza and Intervita with the patronage of the Presidency of the Italian Council of Ministers and by the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC).