UNIC CityLabs: Exploring the connection between food and migration - Innovations and Challenges

UNIC CityLabs is organizing an online event on the topic of Exploring the connection between food and migration. The event is brought to you by UNIC Liege and Oulu.
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Join us for an engaging event where we explore the connection between food and migration with experts from the UNIC alliance and introduce different citizen initiatives. The event will focus on short presentations followed by a panel discussion with all the speakers. 



Target: The event is targeted at researchers, students, organizations, and citizens interested in this topic.

When: 24.05.2023, 14:30-16:30

Where: Online via Zoom. The link will be sent closer to the event day to the participants that have registered. Registration link. 

Language: English



  • Elsa Mescoli, Associate Professor and Post-doctoral researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Liege, Belgium  
  • Elodie Razy, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Liege, Belgium  
  • Mélanie Vivier, PhD student, University of Liege, Belgium  
  • Janja Hauschild, Le Monde des Possibles, Liege, Belgium
  • Roger Norum, Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Finland  
  • Holly Conolly, Co-Founder Zestii Kitchens, Oulu, Finland
  • Joffy Conolly, University Teacher and Doctoral Researcher, University of Oulu, Finland



14.30- 14.35: Welcome

14.35- 14.45: An introduction to the study of food and migration by Elsa Mescoli  

14.45- 15.05: Presentation and Q&A by Roger Norum  

15.05-15.25:  An Insight into Migrants' and their Children's Participation in Food (Belgium, Food2Gather project) by Elodie Razy and Mélanie Vivier 

15.25-15.30: Break   

15.30-15.35: Holly Conolly, Co-Founder Zestii Kitchens  

15.40-15.45: Janja Hauschild, Le Monde des Possibles

15.45-16.25: Panel discussion with all speakers hosted by Joffy Conolly 

16.25-16.30: Concluding words 

Last updated: 8.5.2023