Do you dream of a sustainable food system for tomorrow?
Please join us for the 2018 Food for Tomorrow innovation challenge in Skopje.

During a 24-hour innovation challenge in Skopje 25 - 26 April we will gather 25 change makers and innovators to develop and explore ideas, products or projects that aim to build a sustainable food system. The challenge in Skopje will be followed by 18 months of regional collaborations where eco systems of innovators collaborate to launch and implement their ideas and projects. 

 Who are we looking for?

  • Ambitious, professional and driven change makers and innovators
  • Working in private, public or NGO’s or interdependent with new innovations.
  • You are creative, open, collaborative and innovative
  • Applicants are preferably between 20-40 years of age.
  • You are active and/or based in the Western Balkans and in Sweden

 Why a 24 -hour challenge?

  • To gather innovators, change makers and new ideas
  • Develop new eco-systems of innovators in Sweden and the Western Balcans
  • Explore innovations, products and projects for cross-regional collaborations 

  • Design and plan common projects and ideas together 

Previous participants from a 24 h challenge in 2017 say:

"This is an amazing opportunity to get involved in solving the issue that is often overlooked in the Western Balkans. Building a strong food system that is sustainable, environmentally friendly, carbon neutral, fosters small local producers and encourages quality and organic production is crucial for the years to come. Sweden definitely has some of the best lessons we can learn and connecting the key stakeholders from the Western Balkans on working together on this issue, while creating meaningful links with the peers in Sweden is the right way to go!"

"24 h formate was so effective and dynamic, proactive moderator eye opening, inspiring, thought provoking, knowledge based, fun. We should do this again on Balkans."

What is the Food for Tomorrow initiative?

The Food for Tomorrow is aiming at change makers and innovators working with sustainable food systems on the Western Balkans and in Sweden. The initiative aims to support local actions with global potential and to create new networks between stakeholders working with food in different ways – from fork to field.

 

APPLY NOW BEFORE 25 March

9.WE DESIGN FOOD FOR TOMORROW

How we eat can change the world. There is a huge potential for change through developement of innovative solutions. The Food for Tomorrow initiative aims at gathering change makers from the Western Balkans and Sweden around ideas; develop and create awareness about why food matters. This will be done in new relations in a cross-sectoral and cross-national collaborations. 

With the 24 -hour challenge we wish to:

  • Gather innovators, change makers and new ideas
  • Develop new eco-systems of innovators in Sweden and the Western Balcans
  • Explore innovations, products and projects for cross-regional collaborations 

  • Design and plan common projects and ideas together

 
Participants will be selected by the Swedish Institute based on their professional background, experience and communication skills in English. Selected participants will be informed by March 29.

For more information about the initiative,  please contact Birgitta Tennander, email:  birgitta.tennander@si.se


What is the Food for Tomorrow initiave?

The Swedish Institute has launched a three -year regional initiative Food for Tomorrow 2017-2019. The initiative targets change makers and innovatiors working with sustainable food systems on the Western Balkans and in Sweden. The initiative aims to support local actions with global potential and to create new networks between stakeholders working with food in different ways - from fork to field.

Selection process 

By registering here you will be on the nomination list for Food for Tomorrow programme 2018-2019. The number of participants is limited to 25 people. Last day for registration is 25 March. The final selection is made by the Swedish Institute.  Selected participants will be notified on  29 March if they are eligible to attend the programme.

Costs for participating

The Swedish Institute covers costs for meeting-related transportation in the Western Balkans and from Sweden, meals and accommodation  in connection with the workshop 25-26 April, other upcoming events are agreed upon separately.

Please note that no per diem will be paid, nor will Si pay local travel in the participants’ own country.

APPLY NOW BEFORE 25 March

Organised by

Swedish Institute @SweInstitute

The Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency that promotes interest and confidence in Sweden around the world. SI seeks to establish cooperation and lasting relations with other countries through strategic communication and exchange in the fields of culture, education, science and business