6th European Vegetarian Congress

Bussolengo, Lake Garda, Italy, 21st to 26th Sept. 1997

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Let' Go Vegetarian The 6th European Vegetarian Congress will take place from 21st to 26th September 1997 at Bussolengo in northern Italy close to beautiful Lake Garda and to the historic city of Verona and its international airport. Simultaneous translation in English will be provided; professional translation for other language groups requires a minimum of 30 registered participants.

A variety of lectures, seminars and workshops by professional speakers and vegetarian/vegan animal rights activists from various countries are planned as well as excursions and sightseeing tours to Verona, Lake Garda, Venice and a two-day guided hiking tour with an overnight stay in a mountain hut on Monte Baldo (2,200 m). The venue of the congress is the three-star Hotel Centro Turistico Gardesano, but cheaper accommodation is also available at nearby two-star hotels, hostels and camping grounds. A delicious sampling of Mediterranean vegan cuisine will be provided.

There is a congress registration fee of L250,000 lire (approx. £100.00 or $150.00), and the total cost of all congress meals is L300,000. Total costs per person for the six-day congress - including registration fee and full board accommodation at the Centro Turistico Gardesano Hotel - is L970,000 lire single, L820,000 lire each for two people sharing and L790,000 lire each for a three-bedded arrangement. Children up to three years of age, sharing a bed with parents, pay L 180,000 lire. Children up to the age of twelve get a 30 per cent. reduction on adult rates.

For registration and further details, please contact:

Associazione Vegetariana Itallana (A VI)
Via XXV Aprile 41
I-20026 Novate Milanese (Mi), Italy.
Tel / Fax (39) 2 33240348.
Tel. (39) 45 597943. (for hotel / camping information and reservations).
E-mail vegetarian.eurocong@agora.stm.it
For general information:
International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
P.O. Box 38.130 - 28080 Madrid, Spain.
TeL (34)1 331 99 60
Fax (34)1 332 14 16
E-mail: secretary@ivu.org

Let's go Vegetarian

Programme for the 6th European Vegetarian Congress

21 to 26 September, Bussolengo, Italy

Just a few miles from Lake Garda and from the historic city of Verona, Bussolengo is in a quiet location with magnificent views. The congress will include talks, seminars, and workshops as well as entertainment, excursions and hiking. A Mediterranean vegan diet will be provided with lacto-vegetarian additions if required. For those wishing to stay longer, a further week's holiday can be booked on Lake Garda or on the Adriatic Coast.


Sunday 21st September

Morning: Arrival and check into accommodation. Welcome drinks and press conference. Opening remarks and introduction by Francisco Martin, Hon. General Secretary, International Vegetarian Union, and Marco Stellini, President of the Italian Vegetarian Society.

Afternoon: Formal Opening of the Congress: words of greeting from the IVU General Secretary and from representatives of local and international organisations.

First Session: "Ethics, Spirituality and Vegetarianism".

Monday 22nd September

Morning: "Vegetarianism and sustainable Development" - North-South relationship; protein production and world food consumption; food and energy balance.

Afternoon: Excursion to Verona (Optional, cost not included in congress fee) - or workshop on "Christianity and the Vegetarian Option" led by Professor Luciano Valle, National Director of the Gregory Bateson Institute.

Tuesday 23rd September

Morning: "Vegetarianism and Eco-compatibility" - exploration of the earth for protein production; protection of biodiversity in the plant world; possibilities for sustaining a human population of 7 billion.

Afternoon: Session: "Food quality, vegetarianism and animal farming" - biotechnology and genetic engineering; organic agriculture.

Wednesday 24th September

Excursion to Venice (optional, not included in congress fee) - or Workshop on "Vegan and Vegetarian Mediterranean Cookery" with Miriam Lettori; "Fasting as Therapy" with Giuseppe Cocca; "Vegetarism and raw food" with Francisco Martin.

Thursday 25th September

Morning: "Vegetarianism in childhood Growth and Development" - the role of the vegetarian diet in the growing organism; vegetarian catering at home and at school; public information about nutrition.

Afternoon"Vegetarianism and Degenerative Disease" - diet as prevention and therapy in relation to diabetes, cancer HIV AIDS, arteriosclerosis, etc.

Friday 26th September

Morning: "Strategies for Spreading the Vegetarian Message" - relations with public institutions and mass media.

Afternoon: Workshop on Music Therapy with Ida Sommovigo.

Evenings: dinner followed by entertainment



6th European Vegetarian Congress

The Italian Vegetarian Society / Associazione Vegetariana Italiana (AVI), organisers of the 6th European Vegetarian Congress, extend a warm invitation to everyone to attend the European vegetarian event of the year, which will take place from 21 St to 26th September 1997 at Bussotengo in northern Italy, halfway between Verona and Lazise and approximately five miles (8 km) from beautiful Lake Garda.

The venue for the 6th European Vegetarian Congress is the three-star Hotel Centro Turistico Gardesano, where the majority of participants will be lodged. The hotel is located in a peaceful setting with magnificent views of the surrounding green hills of the Veronese hinterland. It is part of a modern complex with full facilities such as conference rooms, swimming pool, sauna, etc. All rooms have bath or shower and balcony. Small companion animals are welcome. Alternative accommodation at two-star hotel, hostel or camping ground is also available at nearby Lake Garda or in Verona.

Talks, seminars and workshops will be followed by a daily programme of evening entertainment. Optional excursions are planned to Verona, Venice and Lake Garda, and a two-day hike at the end of the congress (27-28 September) to the heights of Monte Baldo, with ovemight accommodation in a mountain hut.

Mediterranean vegan food will be provided for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is included in the price of the hotel.

How to get there

International travellers will arrive by air at Verona's Valeno Catullo airport, take a bus to Verona station and then to Bussolengo. Those arriving by train can also take the bus to Bussolengo from Verona station.

Please fill in the registration form and mail it to the organisers:

Associatione Vegetariana Italiana (AVI)
Via XXV Aprile Milanese (Mi), Italy
Tel / Fax: (39) 2 33240348

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