This course aims to provide the participants with basic knowledge to get the sustainability certification of the Ministerial program VIVA - Sustainable Wine. The course is organized by didactic modules, including lessons and working sessions on how to apply practically the procedural guidelines for the indexes that preside over the sustainability certification. Costs and opportunities stemming from adhering to this certification scheme will be analyzed too. Thanks to this course, the participants will acquire specific management competencies about the VIVA program.

 

-  Monday:

Introducing VIVA Sustainable Wine program by Ministero dell’Ambiente, del Territorio e del Mare                  

Sustainability principles applied to agriculture;

Ecosystems pros and disruptions; How to reduce environmental risks; Presenting greening and relative guidelines    

Wine and winery water footprint               

Workshop: Practical examples and Participants’ assessments

-  Tuesday:

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) applied to food product and processing

Wine carbon footprint

Workshop: Analysis of calculation guidelines, application to case studies, inspections and Presentation of the participants’ assignments

-  Wednesday:

Corporate social responsibility

Territory index

Workshop:  Analysis of calculation guidelines, application to case studies, inspections and Presentation of the participants’ assignments

-  Thursday:

Winery index

Good agronomic practices and compensation techniques

Workshop: Analysis of calculation guidelines, application to case studies, inspections and Presentation of the participants’ assignments

-  Friday:

Visit to a certified farm

Visit to EXPO Milano 2015

 

 

Period

FromSeptember 7th 2015
ToSeptember 11th 2015

Language

The course will be delivered in Italian.

Participation Fee

Participation to this course is free, after succeeding in the selection procedure. Selection will be carried out by OPERA – Research centre of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and by Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare.

Preference will be given to candidates working for a winery that has already signed a VIVA agreement with Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare and/or who have successfully completed the on line course on sustainable viticulture OpenTEA (OpenTEA - La Sostenibilità Nella Viticoltura Italiana).

To access the selection procedure, the candidate must send an e-mail to elisa.novelli@unicatt.it and to courses@cremonafoodvalley.com, clearly stating his/her interest in CEEP course SUS02. A recent CV and a cover letter, illustrating why he/she wants to join the course, should also be attached.

Candidatures must be complete for them to be taken into account. By July 31st 2015, CEEP organization will reply the candidate.

The application deadline for the course SUS02 is July 24th, 2015.

After succeeding in the selection procedure, the candidate can access for free to:

training materials and use of the location’s training facilities and related services, guided fieldtrips, transfer to and from EXPO Milano 2015 + entrance ticket and the lunches of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.