Live webinar: “A Sustainable Holiday Season” Research and Practical Approaches Focusing on Food

When: Tuesday the 14th of December at 14.00 to 15.40

Where: Zoom, you will receive a link to the event after signing up

The workshop is free of charge!  Sign up! Send an e-mail with your name to

Danish Development Research Network ( invites you to a seminar with the aim to inspire students and young people at large to actively contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.

In an online workshop, you will get a chance to hear about the latest research on sustainable food choices and about core aspects in the current state of our consumption. We will together with academics and a local NGO, learn about ways we may change our lifestyles to become more sustainable members of society. By hearing from people with both practical and academic experience we hope that you will be motivated to conduct your own study or develop a framework for how you can act and be a part of our shared sustainable future!

We are lucky to host Armando Perez-Cueto, Associate Professor at the Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen. He is conducting research on topics such as consumers, food related behaviours, plant-based consumption, and how to ease healthier, sustainable, and ethical food choices. We also look forward to learning from Irene Valentina Di Lauro who will talk about her experience and her work at the Danish NGO FællesSkabet Free Fridge. Irene holds a master’s degree in Integrated Food Studies. She has started various projects to fight food waste and to bring civil society together.

The webinar will focus on the link between research and civil society engagement, and we invite you to take part in a constructive discussion starting from your own experiences! We also invite you to consider how you may celebrate this and future holiday seasons in a more sustainable fashion.

“A Sustainable Holiday Season”

Research and Practical Approaches Focusing on Food

Webinar on the 14th of December 

14.00 – 14.05Welcome by DDRN and introducing the guests

Academic Take on Food and Sustainability  

Armando Perez-Cueto, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen

Professor Perez-Cueto will introduce his research, latest findings, and publication. Under the broader theme of “Sustainable Holidays,” we will hear about various aspects of food and meat consumption in relation to sustainability. 

14.30 – 14.45Q&A and Short break
14.45 – 15.15Practical Initiatives & The Link to Research
Irene Valentina Di Lauro and the NGO Fællesskabet Free FridgeIrene will discuss her research and talk about her initiative FællesSkabet Open Fridge in Copenhagen. The presentation will hence cover the connection between the academic sphere and practical initiatives.

Time for discussion and Q&A

How may we celebrate holidays more sustainable based on what we have learned?

If the audience has practical experience, we invite them to discuss with the guests and fellow individuals attending. We may also brainstorm on ideas/questions based on what we have learned.

15.35-15.40Sum up and conclusion by DDRN and guests


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