Circular Economy in the Food System

Challenges in the Food system require a mind-shift and a thrilling change in the awareness and competencies of young talents; Skills 4 Future will be a one-year challenge giving students (16 -19 years old) in southern Italy the skills to bring the food economy toward a sustainable future.

With mentorship from agro-food sector leaders, students will take on the challenge to reduce food waste and increase efficiency in the food system to the realization of winning project-ideas through an eye-opening and skill development training.

Entrepreneurship Programme

Over the course of the school year, student teams work with industry mentors to launch mini-companies and develop their innovative products or services.

Student companies present their innovations at country and European-wide competitions where winners can earn investments to bring their products to market.

We Are Looking for Mentors!

Be yourself and share your knowledge and experience with student teams a few times over the academic year.


How will Europe progress to a #circulareconomy? In November, 60 students from Slovenia, Hungary and Sicily convened in Brussels for the 2019 #EITSkills4Future Summit to present #innovative solutions to lead us there.

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Team VAV (WOW!) from Ljubljana presents their %100 #recyclable aluminum bag prototype at the #EITSkills4Future summit https://t.co/gcCBWpU9RR Skills4FutureEU photo

Sicily Idea Camp

An intelligent refrigerator and organic ink extracted from food waste. And again: a biodegradable packaging that blooms and food waste reused in an Eco-Bar. These and many other ideas were the basis of the ideas launched by the Sicilian students Continue Reading