We are delighted to announce that CCRI’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Marco Della Gala successfully defended his PhD thesis on 9th May 2018
For the last two years, researchers from the Countryside and Community Research Institute, at the University of Gloucestershire, have been working with Marco Della Gala from the University of Calabria to develop a local food app, which was launched on 22nd February 2018. This free Smartphone app is available to download for free from iOS and Android app stores.
We will be setting up stalls at the Cheltenham and Cirencester farmers’ markets (on 10th and 11th November respectively) to give short talks and chat with members of the public about our latest food and farming research and how it affects the products we buy. These are free events as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.
CCRI’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Marco Della Gala, will be in Vicenza, Italy, between 18th to 20th September to participate in PRO-VE2017 – 18th Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises.
Some abstracts of the CCRI presentations are now available for the XXVIIth ESRS Conference, which took place in Krakow, Poland, from 24th to 27th July.
A CCRI team is travelling to the historic city of Krakow, Poland, this weekend for the XXVIIth ESRS Conference, which take place from 24th to 27th July.
CCRI’s MCA (Marie Curie Actions) Research Fellow, Marco Della Gala, is making a presentation at the CCRI Seminar Series on Thursday 9th February. Marco joined the CCRI from the University of Calabria on 1 June 2016 to work on a ‘training-through-research project’ funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions – individual fellowship. Marco is studying for a PhD at the University of Calabria. His research project is titled “Business models and ICT services to support the development of agro-food and touristic sustainable local systems”. The seminars are free to attend, but if you intend to come
Marco Della Gala is currently in Brussels, representing the EU Sofia project at the TRADEIT and Trafoon Networks joint closing conference, entitled ‘Open to Innovation: Networks for the sustainability of Traditional Food Sector in Europe’ that aims to share a vision for the future development of the SME food sector in Europe.
The CCRI was well represented at the 2016 RGS-IBG Annual Conference, this year’s theme being ‘nexus thinking’, an approach that aims to address the interdependencies, tensions and trade-offs between different environmental and social domains.
The CCRI welcomes today Marco Della Gala from the University of Calabria, who will be working in the CCRI for 20 months on a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship. Through an EU Horizon 2020 funded project called SOFIA, Marco will be creating ICT based tools, in particular mobile applications, to help people access local food.