The project, ”55º North” intends to implement a feasibility study concerning the possibility of creating a Nordic culinary center in Scania. The long term ambitions are big and include creating a place for cooperation, exchange of knowledge, experience and research, and specific project clusters focused on food and flavors.

The project aims to propose Scania as a globally interesting and attractive location from where solutions to societal challenges connected to food can be conceived, a creative environment where food innovations are taken to the next level and where cooperation benefits a wide range of organizations; local food businesses, public sector, research and development.

The expected results from the feasibility study are to prepare participating organizations and to conceptualize and determine next steps. The study process will include the following; a needs and context analysis, goal formulation, analysis of stakeholders and a proposal for a future organization. It will also include a proposed list of future activities and will also investigate possible exchanges internationally, within the Baltic Sea Region and beyond.

The feasibility study is expected to lead to one or more applications to fund future projects.

Specific planned activities during the feasibility study include: working meeting and thematic workshops, study visits and surveys of local businesses needs and wishes.

Two big food events are also planned, in May and September, aiming to invite and include local and international potential partners in the process.

Initiators/ Core Group: Kåseholm Castle & Tomelilla Municipality
Contact: Frida Tiberini, project leader Tomelilla Municipality:
Jamie White, Kåseholms Castle:
Project Period: 9 months: February/March 2020 – October 2020

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