9th International Summer School

The 9th International Summer School on “Bio-economy and the food chain – a life cycle management toolbox”.

Virtual Event from 21st of September to the 8th of October.
Ahead of LCA Food 2020, this Summer School is a response to the growing interest in the sustainability issues associated with food production and consumption and the implications for regional bioeconomy development. The objective is to encourage use of promising Life Cycle Management tools by stakeholders who have not so far employed these techniques extensively. This includes regional institutions, research teams and industrial associations that wish to enhance the effectiveness of their sustainability initiatives. It is also aimed at life cycle professionals and academics interested in broadening their client base by offering new applications. Finally, the event will allow regional managers to learn more about LCA and other life cycle tools, and how these could assist them in regional policy implementation.
The Summer School will be in virtual ‘Zoom’ format. Instead of the usual 4 consecutive days, this event will now extent over 3 weeks, with short daily sessions (Mon, Tues, Thurs) commencing at 16:00 on the given days in the programme (see Flyer attached). The Summer School uses an interactive programme of lectures, workshops, case studies and role-plays to explore key issues. Students will work collectively over the 3 weeks to develop a recipe book for school canteen menus based on full life-cycle sustainability principles. Major thematic topics include:

The Summer School uses an interactive programme of lectures, workshops, case studies and role-plays to explore key issues.

Students will work collectively over the 3 weeks to develop a recipe book for school canteen menus based on full life-cycle sustainability principles.

Major thematic topics include:

  • Food and biomass in a sustainable world
  • Bio-economy and sustainable development: life-cycle challenges
  • The story of food – upstream and downstream look at the food cycle
  • Towards a life cycle management toolbox for food and biomass
The event is hosted by the Forum for Sustainability in Life Cycle Innovation (FSLCI) and supported by the organizers of LCA Food 2020. Registration is open to young professionals and officials from regional institutions.

The registration fee of 200€

Includes admission to:

  • All virtual courses, focus groups, webinars, workshops and networking events
  • Downloadable course material
  • Access to lecturers, experts, and tutors
Further details are available on:
Registration