A Workshop about our Eating Habits in Change
Meal Cultures in Europe – Changes and Exchanges
The division of Gender & Globalization has organized an informative, exciting and colourful workshop with participants from more than ten EU countries which was funded by the EU GRUNDTVIG Programme from the 20th to the 27th of February, 2011. The aim of this programme is to promote lifelong learning for EU citizens. We have taken the idea of lifelong learning and combined it with the changing eating habits in Europe as the subject of our meeting and exchange. We wanted to give special emphasis on the importance of our everyday meals and changes in meal habits. This in fact is of relevance at our Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture and has to be taken even more into account.
The life of the people is determined by their everyday meals. Meals are symbols of our identity: “You are what you eat!” – Hence, this topic is – within the scope of the EU integration – an exciting subject for the future.