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INTERNATIONAL learning program for those who want to make a change!

We all love our dear Earth and wish to “save the planet”, but how can we do this in our daily lives? Develop the integral ecological approach and become a true “Climate Shaper” capable of proposing innovative and sustainable solutions to fight for a truly sustainable future!

Leveraging experiential learning methods, Boot Camps are a combination of interactive workshops, key note speeches, local food producer site visits, prototyping exercises, teamwork-based innovation challenges, and mentorship sessions all presented by visionary entrepreneurs, policymakers, innovators, and thought leaders.

  • Investigate and reflect on sustainability issues at both the local and global levels and discover how regenerative models are positive for both people and the planet.
  • Observe the lifestyle and traditions of the Mediterranean Diet by meeting local beekeepers, fishermen, and dairy farmers leveraging technology to sustain these invaluable food traditions.
  • Transfer your knowledge into practice and become a Climate Shaper. At the end of the week you will take part in our two-day Hackathon to apply your ideas and solve real world problems with your team giving back solutions to the community hosting us!


The Mediterranean Diet is more than a list of ingredients. It is a lifestyle that reconnects humanity with the planet that hosts us, providing a model for a new type of sociality that is grounded in integral ecology. It gives us a wealth of scientific, cultural, traditional skills, and knowledge upon which we can build a more sustainable future. 

The program will take place in Pollica, Italy, recognized by UNESCO as an emblematic community for the Mediterranean Diet. 


Meet inspiring individuals from all over the world

Explore the beautiful region of Cilento

Work together to solve real world challenges

Learn tools to take care of people and the planet



Program Fee




Frequently ASked Questions

The program is a full-time, intensive program running for 5 days, 8 hours each day. The price includes everything: lunches, transportation, and experiences.

We encourage participants to clear their calendars and be fully engaged in the program for the best experience. A detailed schedule is shared before the program begins as each program edition includes different activities. 

We accept payments via PayPal or bank transfer. If you are unable to use those payments methods please get in touch. 

Yes, we offer a reduced fee (100 euros off the program fee) for individuals belonging to an NGO, startup or non-profit organization as well as for university students. If you are eligible for this fee, please check the box in the application form. Please note that we may ask you for proof of your eligibility.

Scholarships are available on a case by case basis and are announced directly on the program page. 

This Boot Camp is conducted in English. Our participants come from all over the world and we understand that the group will have different levels of English.

Participants must have minimum proficiency in the program language to follow along and participate in discussions. 

Sessions are primarily held at the Paideia Campus in the historic Princes Capano Castle, Via Matteo Mazziotti, 84068 Pollica SA, with visits to relevant locations in the area. 

The closest airport is Naples International Airport.

If arriving by car, you can set the navigation to Pollica and park in one of the public parking areas on the edges of the town.

If coming by train, we strongly advise you to take the train to Vallo della Lucania-Castelnuovo. Future Food Institute will arrange transportation from the station to Pollica, as well as the return trip back to the station once the program is over.

If coming by plane, there is a shuttle bus from the airport that will take you to the Central Train Station in Naples. You can buy the shuttle ticket along with the train ticket from the Italian railway website, by inserting “Napoli Capodichino Aeroporto” as the departure station and “Vallo della Lucania-Castelnuovo” as the arrival station.

Upon admission to the program, you will be contacted for information on your travel plans so that Future Food can assist you with your transportation arrangements.

Pollica is a small, walkable village that is easy to explore on foot.

Transportation to any visits or activities outside of the Paideia Campus will be provided and coordinated by Future Food. 

Participants stay in local B&Bs throughout Pollica. Accommodation in a shared room is included in the program fee. For an additional fee we can provide participants with single rooms.

You will be asked your accommodation preferences once accepted to the program.

We consider food an important part of the learning experience. All meals are provided during the program and planned to support your learning journey. Participants will have a hands on experience by preparing some meals during the program. 

Upon admission to the program, you will be asked about your dietary preferences, allergies and intolerances.

There is a small grocery store, pharmacy, restaurant, and bar in the town should you need anything else during your stay. However we encourage participants to bring anything they made need with them as options are limited in town. 

A packing list with recommended items to bring will be provided before your arrival. Get in touch if you have any specific questions.

Get in touch!

Have a question, interested in exploring a collaboration, or just want to know more about what we do? We’d love to hear from you!

Contact us via the form here and one of our team members will get in touch.