Food and Cultural Heritage: an EU policy perspective

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Bruxelles, Belgium

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November 17th at 11:00 in your time zone

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A conference that will mix art, food, culture and policy!

Over the last 60 years, thousands of varieties of cereals, fruits, vegetables, animal breeds, breads and cheeses have disappeared from our fields and plates. Participants will be invited to explore the online exhibition “What you didn’t know existed” featuring some of Slow Food’s Ark of Taste products.

A panel discussion will then explore the connections between food, agricultural, and cultural policies. The policy brief “Food is Culture” will be presented on the need for EU actions to protect intangible food heritage, along with concrete recommendations on how to better integrate agricultural and cultural strategies.


  • Paola Roveglia (Slow Food) and Richard Manon (Europa Nostra), presentation of the Food is Culture Project
  • Josefin Vargö, Experience Designer
  • Ivan Manojlović, Nova Iskra Creative Hub
  • Branka Tome, Deputy Head of Unit, DG for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
  • Pedro Velázquez Hernández, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Education and Culture, European Commission
  • Massimiliano Smeriglio, Member of the European Parliament
  • Jimmy Jamar, Head of Europa Nostra Brussels Office
  • Marta Messa, Director of Slow Food Office in Brussels
  • Anna-Franziska Unterguggenberger, Farmer and member of the Lesachtal Bread Slow Food Presidium

Moderator: Madeleine Coste, Slow Food

Representatives from the European Commission, Europa Nostra, and Slow Food will take part.

Food is Culture is a project funded by the European program Creative Europe, with the contribution of the Fondazione CRC. It is led by Slow Food with its partners Kinookus, Europa Nostra, Nova Iskra Creative Hub, Transpond.



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