Slow Food Youth Ireland (SFYI) is a new youth lead division of the Slow Food movement which
has recently been launched in Ireland
ABOUT SLOW FOOD YOUTH :
Who We Are:
Young people from all over the planet are joining forces to work for real change in the world. We want to learn from the successes and failures of our parent organisation to bring non-elitist community ownership to the Slow Food movement.
What We Do:
Without the bankrolls of multi-national companies, only people-power can force government agencies to listen. It is for this reason that membership in the movement is so important.
Participation on all levels is sought:
Passive Involvement - attending events, eating, talking, learning and having fun
Active Involvement - organising events, fundraising, communication, media design, advertisement, education and lobbying.
By participating in political and social circles, on national and international stages, together we can establish a healthier environment for the production and enjoyment of food.
We will be rolling out several events over the course of this summer and beyond. We will also be facilitating the creation of Slow Food Societies in colleges and universities nationwide.
SFYN are a totally autonomous division of the Slow Food movement, working proudly alongside our parent organisation, we will be organising our own fundraising and sponsorship deals.
Events Coming Up:
Towards the end of November (date to be confirmed) we will gather in Cloughjordan's eco-village. There will be no charge for this event; discounts will be negotiated on your behave, so any money you do spend is by order of your own free will.
This gathering will feature walk-and-talks of the village, the farm, the wood-fired bakery, plus talks on peak-oil and community.
Grandmothers Day -
An annual all-Ireland Slow Food event which aims to share skills which from a generation that would otherwise not be passed on.
To become involved with the Slow Food Youth Network in Ireland simply email:
During the summer of 2012, Slow Food Youth Ireland were able to negotiate a special rate of €12 for young people in Ireland to join Slow Food. This special rate will only be available until the end of this year; if we get 100 members (from the time when they introduced it) they will extend it.
At €12, you'll receive the same benefits as a regular (€50!) member, including updates about events and activities taking place nationally and internationally, discount to events, the monthly newsletter, and the option to participate in the organisation of a newly founded youth lead division of Slow Food. As young people, we are the future leaders of Slow Food; Italy has given us autonomy to develop structures which suit young people, and together we are developing a global youth lead Slow Food movement. Join us, get involved, meet like-minded young people, help to organise national and international Slow Food Youth events, come, eat, drink and have fun!
Follow this link to join: http://www.slowfood.com/joinus/membership/ireland