Fostering youth’s interest in food systems transformation - with science as a tool
How to generate interest among young people and citizens about the role of science in society and, more specifically, in the sector of food systems transformation? The EU-funded SESAM (Sense, Science & the Magic of Food) project is a four-school science event to bring together young people, citizens and scientists involved in food and sustainability studies. The event uses the concept of Young Minds Food Lab to foster interest in science, research and evidence-based solutions, with a particular emphasis on attaining young people’s commitment to tackle societal challenges. SESAM's Young Minds Food Lab approach covers subjects such as biology, chemistry, math, home economics, technology understanding and physics, as well as digital principles and skills taught at school including Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Robotics, Biometrics, Coding and Data Science.