The Steering Committee

The team behind all the Summer Campus editions

Eating City Steering Committee has been appointed to provide guidance on purpose and visiuon for the Eating City Platform. It has been officially established in March 2016 and gathers 10 members.

Among its first missions: to adapt Eating City Manifesto to the new challenges and issues that have arisen since its launch in 2010 and to foster the Eating City Youth In Action network.

Maurizio Mariani Maurizio Mariani General Manager of Eating City International Platform

Maurizio Mariani is the General Manager of Eating City, member of the “Groupe de Bruges” he is also founder and member of the Advisory Council of the MCA (Mediterranean Citizen Assembly Foundation ).

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robin gourlay Robin Gourlay Member of Eating City International Platform Steering Committee, Leader of PFS internal Focus Group

Robin Gourlay was drafted into the Scottish Government to work on the delivery of the National Food and Drink Policy. The current programme of work looks at increasing the adoption of sustainable food and drink procurement across Scotland in the public sector.

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Giuseppe Mastruzzo Member of Eating City International Platform Steering Committee

Giuseppe Mastruzzo is the Director of the International University College (IUC) of Turin and Affiliate Professor of Ethics in Economics and Politics at the Public Policy Department of the Moscow Higher School of Economics, National Research University of the Russian Federation.

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Mark Ritchie Mark Ritchie

Mark Ritchie is a co-founder of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and the former Secretary of State of Minnesota, in the United States.

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Nicola Robecchi Nicola Robecchi Member of Eating City International Platform Steering Committee

After finishing his studies at the University of Gastrnomic Science in Italy and completing an Master of Science in managment of food territories in France, Nicola, is since 2013 one of the founder of We Deliver Taste.

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Damien Conaré

Eating City is at the forefront of exciting developments around the relocalization of food systems at the city region level. Food in the city and its multidimensional aspects allows to tackle so many different issues. Cities eat food,  and cities shall feed agriculture in reverse through its many ressources.

Damien Conaré is the Secretary General of the UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems at the International Centre for Higher Education in Agricultural Sciences (SupAgro) in Montpellier, France.  The aim of the UNESCO Chair is to increase and disseminate academic and empirical knowledge on world food systems (in particular urban food systems), their diversity, their dynamics, and their human and environmental impacts from the standpoint of sustainable development.

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Katie Wilson Katie Wilson

Dr. Wilson has a passion for child nutrition and has dedicated her career to improving access to healthy food for all children and their families. She has spent twenty three years as a school nutrition director in three public schools districts in Wisconsin…

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Ana Puhac Ana Puhac

Ana is a human ecologist, urban designer and food enthusiast from Croatia, but with home in many other places in the world. Her main interest is lies in bridging the gap between the field of urban planning/design and subjects of food (security), political ecology and alternative forms of ownership.

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Aleksandar Stojanovitch Aleksandar Stojanovic Researcher at Eating City

Aleksandar Stojanovic is a labor rights activist from Serbia and a researcher with focus on policy, law and economics and the commons, is working on Eating City project within the public foodservices focus group and he is member of the Eating City steering committee. During The Campus will work as responsible of the facilitator staff.

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