Day 1, Monday, 26th November 2017
The first day all students and teachers met in the theater, to get to know one another through ice breaking activities and to get some ideas related to the topic of the program introduced.
In the OLC, students gave short presentations and introduced their homework assignments, i.e. food problems in their country, agriculture, sustainability and their impressions on the short films “An Inconvenient Truth” and “An Inconvenient Sequel” by Al Gore.
After this students did a quiz to determine their own food profile (http://www.broederlijkdelen.be/nl/foodwise/hoe-foodwise-ben-jij/foodtest) and participated in a workshop organized by Studio GLOBO, got afterwards into mixed-nationality groups and discussed different aspects on food waste, food chains, injustice, dominance of large food producers, political influence, etc. and created presentations while discussing possible solutions.
At the end of the day Students and teachers did a quiz about food, the water footprint etc.
Day 2, Tuesday, 27th November 2017
Students discussed ideas and possibilities on making sustainable meals in view of the walking dinner planned on Thursday, 29th November 2017.
In small working groups questions were discussed and written down to ask Bart Staes, member of the European Parliament (green party), on Wednesday, 28th November 2017 while visiting the European Parliament in Brussels.
In the afternoon students and teachers visited an ecological goat farm in Dilsen-Stokkem. https://www.toerisme-dilsen-stokkem.be/en/discover/regio/ommersteyn-care-farm
Day 3, Wednesday, 28th November 2017
In the morning students and teachers met at the railway station in Neerpelt to take a train to Brussels to visit the EuropeanParliament and afterwards they were supposed to role play in the “Parlamentarium”. In the morning the visit of the European Parliament (http://www.europarl.europa.eu/portal/en) took place and the students had the possibility to discuss and debate with Bart Staes (http://www.bartstaes.be/nl-BE) and ask some questions they prepared on Tuesday, 27th November 2017.
All participants had lunch at EXKI (https://www.exki.be), a food chain that works with organic and sustainable food.
In the afternoon a role play was planned in the “Parlamentarium”, but due to an overbooking, plans had to be changed and students and teachers visited the HOUSE OF EUROPEAN HISTORY (http://www.europarl.europa.eu/visiting/en/brussels/house-of-european-history).
Day 4, Thursday, 29th November 2017
Day 5, Friday, 1st December 2017
Students and teachers met at the school and the students prepared a quiz for a group of students of the hosting school which took place during lunch time. They also distributed food of the walking dinner they prepared the day before. Afterwards students and teachers evaluated the Neerpelt activity and then got back home.