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.

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, 13:30-15:30 CET/ 14:30-16:30 EET

Where: Online via Zoom. Please use the following Zoom link:  https://oulu.zoom.us/j/67369992383  

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 & doctoral researcher, University of Oulu, Finland


  • 13h30- 13h35: Welcome
  • 13h35- 13h45: An introduction to the study of food and migration by Elsa Mescoli  
  • 13h45- 14h05: Presentation and Q&A by Roger Norum  
  • 14h05-14h25:  An Insight into Migrants' and their Children's Participation in Food (Belgium, Food2Gather project) by Elodie Razy and Mélanie Vivier 
  • 14h25-14h30: Break   
  • 14h30-14h35: Holly Conolly, Co-Founder Zestii Kitchens  
  • 14h40-14h45: Janja Hauschild, Le Monde des Possibles
  • 14h45-15h25: Panel discussion with all speakers hosted by Joffy Conolly
  • 15h25-15h30: Concluding words 

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