Announcing “Communicating to Inspire Change: Food Security and Sustainability” - a short course with assistance and technical support of FAO


John Cabot University, with the assistance and technical support of the Food and Agriculture FAOOrganization (FAO), is pleased to announce a five-day short course entitled “Communicating to Inspire Change: Food Security and Sustainability.”

Partipants will have the opportunity to develop English communication skills for information and advocacy, with visualizations, written summaries, and oral presentations.


Summer 2015, five days from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday, July 13th through Friday July 17th at John Cabot University in Rome.

Program Cost?

The program fee has been kept to a minimum of 40€ to cover meals – JCU and FAO are providing the academic experts, facilities, and networking opportunities as part of JCU’s “giving back” to the community.

What is the course about?

As part of John Cabot University’s and FAO’s contribution to an educational community in Rome, we are offering the public an opportunity to learn up to date and essential information on food security and sustainability while developing their professional use of English (participants must have a level of English C1 or higher). The five-day course will be guided by FAO and JCU experts in Communications, Markets, Nutrition, and related issues with a focus on communicating to inspire change.

The format is interactive—sessions are based on expert presentation followed by conversation among all course participants. All materials and presentations will be in English.

To view the full program, click here.

Who may participate?

JCU will create an innovative short course environment which is: inter-generational, and trans-professional. Participants will learn what university researchers and FAO experts see as major strengths and challenges to 21st century agriculture. Sessions are deliberately constructed in order to facilitate communication—discussion, and question and answer periods encourage learning, in English.

  • University and advanced high school/liceo students (18 years or older), with an interest in food security
  • Entrepreneurs in the food industry who want to learn more about food security and sustainability as part of the corporate social responsibility development
  • Citizens and advocates of sustainable food systems, at the global level
  • Italian high school teachers of science who wish to develop their English as part of their professional development.

All participants must have a level of English C1 or higher.

The course is limited to a selected group of 20 participants. Please fill out the application and email to: [email protected]

Applicants will be reviewed and accepted until the course is filled. Priority will be given to applicants whose background and motivational essay allows for the formation of a learning community. Preference will be given to those who apply earlier. Those who are accepted will be notified and must respond and deposit the nonrefundable program fee within a few days of their acceptance.

Learn more about the 5-day Short Course. Questions? Please contact: [email protected]