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Slow Food International Association

Authors: Dumitru, A.; Lema-Blanco, I.; Kunze, I.; and García-Mira, R.
Publication date: 2016
Keywords: Alternative Food Network, consumption, grassroots, Rural Development

Slow Food International Association is a global, grassroots organization, based in Bra (Italy), which counts 100.000 members and one million supporters in 160 countries around the world. Slow Food acts as an umbrella organization for its local groups (“convivia”) that work to promote a new food system that changes the food production and consumption relations in both global North and global South. Slow Food pursues cultural, environmental and social goals built around the right to food, food sovereignty and biodiversity protection. The two local manifestations studies in depth are located in Spain and Germany.

The Spanish case-study is the Convivium “Slow Food Araba-Vitoria” (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country).

The German Case-study is the slow food convivium Freiburg/Südbaden (Freiburg, State of Baden-Württemberg). 


Relevance for TRANSIT

Slow Food is a International association founded to counter the rise of fast food and fast life. Slow Food demands a shift of paradigm towards a new food system, based on the defense of biodiversity, respect for local cultures and community empowerment. Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy quality food  produced in a sustainable and fair way. 


Social Innovation Initiatives in the Critical Turning Points-database

Slow Food/Slow Food USA

Slow Food/Slow Food Mexico

Slow Food/Slow Food Italy

Slow Food/Slow Food Araba-Vitoria


Social Innovation Initiatives studied in-depth

Convivium Slow Food Araba-Vitoria (Basque Country, Spain)

Convivium Slow Food Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany)



Dumitru, A.; Lema-Blanco, I.; Kunze, I.; and García-Mira, R. (2016) Transformative social innovation : Slow Food Movement : a summary of the case study report on the Slow Food Movement. TRANSIT: EU SSH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169

Dumitru, A.; Lema-Blanco, I.; Kunze, I. and García-Mira, R. (2016) Slow food movement. Case-study report. TRANSIT: EU SSH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169.

Dumitru, A., Lema-Blanco, I., Kunze, I. and García-Mira, R. (2016) Innovación social transformadora : el movimiento Slow Food : un resumen del estudio de caso sobre el movimiento Slow Food, TRANSIT: EU SSH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169.


Research Coordination: UDCAdina Dumitru and BOKUIris Kunze 

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