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FutureCamp Europe: Biotech

FutureCamp Europe: Biotech

10 October 2014
FutureCamp Europe: Biotech

On Friday, 10th October, at the Civic Aquarium of Milan as part of the preparatory initiatives for EXPO 2015, the 5th annual meeting of "FutureCamp Europe: job projects for young people" took place: an interactive meeting, conceived and organized by the Association of Women and Technologies, aimed at young people, teachers, and parents interested in discovering and understanding how to enter and navigate emerging professional sectors in Europe in the near future.

"FutureCamp Europe: Biotech" is part of the second edition of the European Biotech Week: an entire week (from 6th to 12th October) dedicated to the biotechnology sector and promoted by EuropaBio (European Biotechnology Association). Assobiotec is the Italian partner of the event and the promoter of numerous initiatives throughout the national territory, aimed at promoting the role of biotechnology in improving the quality of life.

During the 2014 edition, "FutureCamp Europe" focused on the themes related to Biotechnologies applied to the Agrofood, Health and Industrial sectors , through the experiences and expertise of young entrepreneurs, teachers, and researchers who have turned their passion into a profession. Through direct interaction and comparison with these realities, primary school students received practical information and gained inspiration for the definition and construction of a study path in line with their inclinations and the demands of the job market .

" Two are the essential components of the future of Europe and our country: equality and youth - states Gianna Martinengo, entrepreneur and president of the Women and Technologies Association - we want to combine them in order to contribute to ferrying the current educational context towards a new interpretation of training, oriented not so much towards traditional skills and abilities but rather towards those of the future. Offering an overview of emerging professions to the "weaker" subjects in the job market, namely young people and women, means presenting, through moments of guidance, comparison, and dialogue like this, the professions that today offer the greatest development opportunities and effectively understanding in which perspective one should place themselves regarding choices concerning their educational and professional path ".

Nicoletta Ancona, Aldo Domina, Maria Luisa Nolli, Annalisa Balloi, Sara Cantone, Elisa D’Este, Federico Martello, Luca Ravagnan, Tommaso Roversi, Alessandro Tronchin, Federica Villa, Antonio Tosco, Bruno Marasà brought their own experience.

Information and content about the meeting are publicly shared on the FutureCamp Europe channel on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

FUTURECAMP EUROPE is an initiative promoted by the Women and Technology Association as part of a series of events leading up to EXPO 2015 and has received the logo of the Scientific Committee of EXPO of the Municipality of Milan.

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