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Summer School CAP 2023-2027 and sustainable agri-food systems

  • Focus area Diritto, welfare & public management
  • Application deadline 27.06.2022
  • Period -
  • ECTS Credits 2
  • Training hours 40
  • Maximum Number of Participants 25
  • Tuition fees 70,00 EUR for undergraduate/postgraduate students and 300,00 EUR for PhD students, professionals, academics

The interdisciplinary summer school “CAP 2023-2027 and sustainable agri-food systems” will be held from 18th to 22nd July 2022, for a total amount of 40 hours training, delivered in hybrid mode and organised by the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies.

The summer school is part of the Jean Monnet Module SUSTAIN “CAP 2023-2027 and sustainable agri-food systems” co-funded under the Erasmus+ programme and coordinated by professor Mariagrazia Alabrese.

The European farming and food systems have to deal with a complex set of global and regional challenges. The roots of our productive system, biodiversity, soils and water supply are under an unsustainable pressure. Inequalities are widespread throughout the food chain. These issues require profound transformations in the way we produce, manage, and trade agricultural products. There is the urgent need to ensure a sustainable future for European farmers, provide more targeted support to smaller farms, and allow greater flexibility for EU countries to adapt measures to local conditions. The Covid-19 Pandemic proved again that nowadays, more than ever, food sustainability requires a transition from current linear food production to integrated oriented systems enabled to deal simultaneously with the health of the environment, humans, animal and plants. These are all objectives that are central to the European Green Deal. The new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be a key tool in reaching the ambitions of the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies while ensuring food security for all (and copying with the possible consequences of the Ukraine war for the agri-food sector). The reform of the CAP, its role and objectives in boosting sustainable and resilient agri-food systems will be thoroughly analysed during the summer school.