October 2020 (dates to be defined)
500 € (to be confirmed) covers all lectures; course materials, visits, accommodation and part of the meals .
Due to current circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the Summer School MEDEA, initially organized during May 2020 is going to be postponed in October 2020. The final date is still under discussion as we are carefully considering news coming from all Europe always concerning COVID-19 outbreak.
We are confident that you will understand the circumstances and agree with us that the current national impositions and the associated risks requires caution and responsibility from all of us.
In a few months we will surely be able to tell that we have overcome and learned a lot from this epochal experience, but today we must think to mutual protection with a growing sense of awareness and maturity.
The First Edition of MEDEA Summer School is a collaboration between the University of Milano-Bicocca as promoter and many institutions localized in the Eastern part of Sicily around the Etna Volcano. The program will be held in Catania. MEDEA is a cultural, scientific and sensorial journey to understand the cultivation, transformation and tasting of the Mediterranean diet food from organic farming through lectures and in field experiences.
The program will last 5 days, each one dedicated to a specific thematic area. Frontal lectures given by university professors and professionals from different research areas will give a modern and up-to-date interpretation of how excellent products have always been at the base of the Mediterranean diet. Today, these products, can be proposed as a functional food, for a healthy life, obtained by modern methods of integrated cultivation/breeding. Teachers, different in their expertise, will offer a mixture of theory, experience and hands on practice courses to give a global picture of the field
This course aims to give participants an updated view and skills finalized to increase their professional competences. During lunch and dinner time, through the Sicilian culture myths and sensory experiences, MEDEA will told the history of food reinterpreting ancient culture flavors.
5 DAYS OF LECTURES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS WITH DISCUSSIONS IN THE MORNING, REAL LIFE SCENARIOS IN THE AFTERNOON UNTILL DINNER. EVERY DAY A FIELD TRIP AND A GROUP EXERCISE.
Catania Area, Sicily
15 March 2020
The school is open to students, PhD Students, and professionals in Medicine, Biology, Biotechnology, Agricultural Sciences and Agri-environmental Sciences. Students and professionals with different backgrounds will be assessed on the basis of their curriculum. Priority will be given to students participants holding a Master degree, but application by master students is encouraged and will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant motivation and background.
CV, ID card or passport.