Institute of Archaeology


BigPicnic Policy Recommendations now available

18 March 2019

The recently completed BigPicnic recommendations, which will support policy-makers and informal learning sites to implement the project findings, are now available.

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The EC-funded BigPicnic project engages a wide range of audiences across the EU with the topic of food security, a topic of major concern for the future and one that will have far reaching impact on personal expenditure, health and lifestyle.

The BigPicnic team involves nineteen Partner organisations, including botanic gardens, universities, a science shop, an institute for art, science and technology, and an international NGO.  Co-ordinated by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), BigPicnic Partners span twelve countries across Europe and one in Uganda. These Partners have used a range of travelling exhibitions, activities, science cafés and participatory events, co-created with local people, to generate dialogue and build greater understanding of food security issues.

Using the BigPicnic project data, a series of six policy briefs have also been developed. Four aim to support policy makers to shape future food policies and funding frameworks and two seek to support informal learning sites to apply the learning that occurred throughout the project:

For policy makers:

  • BigPicnic policy brief 1: Food and heritage
  • BigPicnic policy brief 2: Climate change
  • BigPicnic policy brief 3: Sustainable food production
  • BigPicnic policy brief 4: Education and food security

For informal learning sites

  • BigPicnic policy brief 5: Using participatory approaches
  • BigPicnic policy brief 6: Organisational development through food security

The set of policy briefs are available to download from the BigPicnic website.

Any enquiries about the BigPicnic project may be directed to Theano Moussouri.