The Fest of Grains 2018

VIII Edition 

Water and earth. Environmental sustainability and social security 

Regions involved Calabria, Lazio, Lombardy, Molise, Sicily

Event included in the institutional calendar of the “European Year of Cultural Heritage” and of the “Year of Italian Food” promoted by the MiBACT; included in the institutional calendar of the “Italy, Culture, Mediterranean” program promoted by the Directorate General of the Country System of MAECI

The Festival opened on June 7th at the Italian Encyclopedia in Rome. Cerealia is awarded by the EFFE LABEL – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe as European Festival of Excellence (2017/2018). The eighth edition was dedicated to the Republic of Malta on the occasion of the nomination of La Valletta as European Capital of Culture 2018. Thanks to the collaboration with Valletta 2018 Foundation and the Embassy of Malta in Italy, the event on June 9th in Rome at Off Off Theater was dedicated to the millennial history of this young republic which, due to its strategic position, hosted different cultures and, since ancient times, was a hub for trading routes in the Mediterranean. The thematic focus was on environment and landscape, on changes taking place due to climate change, on the impact of pollution both on earth,  sea and lifestyles. June 10th in Sabaudia was dedicated to marine ecology and the protection of coastal environment, with the extraordinary opening of the archaeological site of Villa of Domitian and various cultural activities, as well as a workshop for journalists. The entire 2018 program of the Festival was rich and articulated, located in various places in Rome and in other Italian cities, including Palermo – Italian Capital of Culture 2018 – confirming the widespread structure of the festival, with events in anticipation of the official opening and following in Sicily and Lombardy. Cerealia collaborated with ENEA and the Academy of Sciences – XL for the “Wheats & Women International Conference” and “Carlotta Award 2018″, first edition of the prize for researchers in the field of cereals, held in Rome on June 14th and 15th. Among the opportunities of the VIII edition, festival’s stakeholders took advantage of the results of the research promoted by “Osservatorio Salute e Sicurezza” on “Food and Society” available on this site in Italian. This pilot study made it possible to acquire qualitative and quantitative data from the participants to Cerealia’s events in the regions involved, allowing valuable feedback on the needs expressed by citizens and favoring the development of a virtuous process of evaluation of the actions and activities of Cerealia’s network. As every year, the festival network included the participation of public and private organizations, which have contributed in various ways to its realization. The vademecum of the 2018 festival was dedicated to “perennial cereals” and curated by Dr. Laura Gazza(Council for agricultural research and analysis of the agricultural economy CREA-IT), in memory of prof. Norberto Pogna

CREDITS EDITION 2018 OF THE FESTIVAL

 Cerealia Festival network: Archeoclub d’Italia sezione di Roma, Agroalimentare in rosa, Baicr Cultura della Relazione, FIDAF, Gustolab International Italy, ComeUnaMarea Onlus, Istituto Nazionale di Sociologia Rurale (INSOR), associazione La Lestra (Tarquinia), La Rotta dei Fenici – Itinerario d’Europa, Consorzio Agroalimentare di Filiera Corta e dei Mercati Agricoli, Minimo Impatto, Music Theatre International, Osservatorio Salute e Sicurezza, Prospettive mediterranee, Spotzone, Aisu verso Itaca. Produzione esecutiva Music Theatre International. Patronages: Ambasciata della Repubblica di Malta, Fondazione La Valletta 2018, Anno del Cibo, Anno Europeo del Patrimonio Culturale, MAECI, Italia Culture Mediterraneo –MAECI, Fondazione Anna Lindh Rete Italiana, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, RIDE-APS (Rete per il dialogo Euromediterraneo), CREA, ENEA, Università La Sapienza di Roma – Dipartimento di Biologia Ambientale, Sovrintendenza del Mare – Regione Sicilia, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Fondazione Museo della Pasta, Regione Lazio, CNA, Città di Palermo, Roma Capitale, Comune di Magliano Sabina, Isola delle Femmine, Comune di Tarquinia, Città Metropolinata di Palermo, Palermo 2018 Capitale Italiana della Cultura, Regione Sicilia, Comune di Sabaudia, ISPRA, Comune di Bojano Organizing partners: Orto del Pellegrino, Archeoclub d’Italia sede di Vibo Valentia, Slow Food Albano e Ariccia Collaborations: Mostre Diffuse – BYCAM FOTOGRAFIA, Sovrano militare Ordine ospedaliero di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme di Rodi e di Malta, Accademia delle Scienze della dei XL, Progetto Mediterranea, Istituto Professionale per l’Enogastronomia e l’Ospitalità Alberghiera I.P.S.S.E.O.A. “Sandro Pertini” di Magliano Sabina, Associazione Marevivo, Istituto Zooprofilattico, Riserva Naturale Saline di Tarquinia, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Coltivendo, Osservatorio Farmers Markets, Orto Botanico dell’Università di Tor Vergata, Gruppo Danza Oggi, Inscena-Experimenti Dance Company, associazione Il Ventaglio, Associazione Panificatori di Roma e Provincia, Club Unesco di Vibo Valentia, Life and Life, E-Campus Università, Museo di Zoologia Doderlein, Università La Sapienza – Museo dell’Orto Botanico, I.C.S. Itria Atria Palermo, DVD Dance Vibo Valentia,Istituto Comprensivo Karol Wojtyla, IPS Filosi, Fondazione BioCambus, EcoStello Magliano Sabina, Med Experience, Salinas-Museo Archeologico di Palermo, World Environmental Education Congress Network, DIOMEDA Centro studi ricerche e progettazione, Fondazione Varrone, Istituto Pangea, Parco del Circeo Media partners: .Eco, Radio Godot, REA –Radio Televisioni Europee Technical partners: Hotel Le Dune, Ecostoviglie, Antica Forneria Porzio, Fustock Birreria, Gruppo Giovani Panificator Farchioni, Ivan il re del pane, HER,  Farchioni, Torpedino, Strada del Vino Sponsors: 4Changing, BCC Roma, UniCoop Tirreno, Zara Cereali, Deian sementi Twinnings: Giornate del Mediterraneo Antico / Rotta dei Fenici, Festival Europeo delle Vie Francigene, Re Boat Race, Earthinkfestival, ViniCibando, Eataly Roma, Blue Sea Land Festival’s staff 2018 edition

artistic and organizational direction Paola Sarcina, Letizia Staccioli, Tiziana Briguglio / press office Elisabetta Castiglioni, Tiziana Briguglio / institutional relations and technical coordination Paolo Cermelj (Archeoclub d’Italia) / production staff Carlo Paglia, Diana Forlani / guided tours Alessandra Pignotti (Archeoclub d ‘Italy) / photo Franco Gerino / French intern Elisabeth Danerol