EurSafe 2016, Porto Portugal - Food Futures: Ethics, Science and Culture


These workshops are satellite events to EurSAFE2016 and you don’t have to be a conference delegate to participate. Undergraduate and postgraduate students are especially welcome! Registration is mandatory for all participants. Numbers are limited to 30 participants per workshop.

Registration fee (includes documentation, certificate of attendance and coffee break):
Participants in the EurSAFE2016 conference: free of charge
Other participants: €15



Ethics and aquaculture | ROOM 201

Matthias Kaiser, EurSAFE and University of Bergen

Participants: maximum 30 participants; registered students and faculty from all fields are welcome; BA level recommended.

Portugal is among the countries with the highest per capita consumption of seafood. The highest household consumption is of cod, which is not a domestic species in the surrounding seas. Sardine is also a popular species for human consumption, while considered a forage fish for industrial uses in many other countries. Other species like Atlantic salmon have in recent decades added to the varieties consumed in the country. And prawns and shrimps are bought frozen and imported from Asia.
If considered from the viewpoint of sustainability and ethics, seafood raises a number of interesting questions. Aquaculture in particular is highly debated in public fora, and often considered an unethical way to convert cheap fish into expensive fish, or an unsustainable mode of polluting seafood production. We shall confront some of these questions in the workshop. We adopt a mixture of lecture, seminar and group work.


Ethics and Literature - Case-study: Food
| ROOM 203

Sofia de Melo Araújo, CITCEM – University of Porto

Participants: maximum 30 participants; registered students and faculty from all fields are welcome; fluency in verbal English recommended.

Storytelling involves multiple ethical considerations, particularly when it comes to social issues. Does the way humans act reflect their past reading experiences? Is literature readable in ethical terms? Can scholars address Good and Evil in Fiction? Can scholars address Good and Evil through Fiction? And should they?
This workshop will discuss theoretical aspects, but it will mostly focus on ethical dilemmas and the use of literature to discuss food-related conundrums, including structured and open class discussions.


Science Communication for Engagement

Júlio Borlido Santos, i3S – University of Porto

Participants: maximum 20 participants; registered students and faculty from all fields are welcome.

Knowledge and ideas have little value unless they are communicated. Communication is, therefore, a central process in the construction of a sustainable future, of which food is a core issue. However, communication is not a straightforward process. That is why there are different models to cater to different goals and audiences.
To choose the proper model, one must first be knowledgeable of the available options and possible outcomes. In this workshop we will explore some science communication models, corresponding advantages and shortcomings, so that the participant is able to then choose the right approach for their audience, as well as outline an appropriate implementation plan. Following a brief theoretical overview, participants should be able to perform a few exercises to consolidate knowledge.



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