Food and Religion in Tirana Project

A research study of QSKN, Benvenuti in Italia and Risteco Benvenuti in Italia, in collaboration with Mensa Civica, the Risteco and the Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le Progrès de l'Homme commissioned a research project to study religious dietary laws, school canteen service and religious pluralism in Albania.

This project presents an analysis of the food and religion in the context of Albania with a particular focus on the capital, Tirana. The aim of the project is to conduct research in order to better understand the relationship between food, religion and education by looking into school and university canteen services and religious rules in matters of nutrition in selected institutions in Tirana.

The main objectives of the research are:

  • First, explore the significance of religious and cultural pluralism in schools based on children and families’ personal data;
  • Second, investigate the religious dietary laws within selected families in Tirana;
  • Third, understand the perceptions of religious pluralism in school canteen services in Tirana, both in secondary schools and universities.
  • Food and Religion in Tirana REPORT