Think global,
eat local

Sustainable Food Systems

FoodE aims to accelerate the growth of sustainable and resilient City/Region Food Systems (CRFS) by bringing together citizen-led local food initiatives across Europe. FoodE seeks to build a “Think global, eat local” mindset with a view to addressing pressing global challenges that threaten food security, while boosting the local economy.


Are you part of a sustainable initiative in the agri-food sector?

Do you want to be involved in an important European project and contribute to the creation of a more sustainable food system? Let’s give your contribution by filling out the online survey.

The survey takes less than 20 minutes and will offer many opportunities for your organization.

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04 March 2021

Current trends show that the interest in urban agriculture and gardening is increasing in Norway. More and more people are discovering the joys of cultivating the land and harvesting their own food. In February 2021, the Norwegian government launched a new national strategy to facilitate the development of urban agriculture in cities as well as in rural areas.

01 February 2021

FoodE seeks to appoint a new website provider to deliver a new, dynamic and appealing web platform.

01 February 2021

FoodE is issuing a call for services for the development of an animated video.

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  • Online22 March 2021 - 24 March 2021The Food System Change Online CongressThe Food System Change Online Congress, held virtually from 22-24 March 2021, is used to facilitate and promote the exchange of knowledge between different niche players in the food system.
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For You

“Think global, eat local” is the driver behind FoodE. FoodE will act as an exchange platform where public authorities, citizens, academia, SMEs and non-profit organizations can share ideas, best practices and tools with a view to supporting cities and regions in their transition towards innovative, sustainable food systems.



At the heart of FoodE are local, citizen-led communities that will identify success stories, and bridge these for knowledge exchange. The duration of the FoodE will be 48 months, starting by 1st February 2020. Within FoodE, 15 pilot projects with local partners will be launched in 12 European cities/regions: Napoli, Bologna, Sabadell, Tenerife, Amsterdam, Lansingerland, Berlin, Oslo, Longyearbyen, Romainville, Iasi and Ljubljana. The pilot projects showcase promising socio-environmental case studies.


For New

FoodE is a comprehensive project, which embraces all domains regarding food, food systems, food production and consumption. Within FoodE, several activities and actions will take place; from the (rooftop)gardens, farms and greenhouses all the way to You. Our partners will provide a collection of various, informative and interesting materials. Shift your knowledge by reading a blog or taste FoodE in all its shapes and colours via beautiful videos and photos.


FoodE Smartphone App

The initiatives will combine state of the art technologies with innovative social systems and business models. A smartphone app will allow interactive communication between innovative citizen-led food system stakeholders and evaluation of the sustainability impact of food producers and food consumers. That way, FoodE is improving local food initiatives both in theory and practice.


Project Partners

FoodE is led by the University of Bologna. The project brings together a highly qualified consortium of 24 organizations. It comprises universities, research institutes, SMEs, NGOs, as well as city councils spread across 8 EU countries.

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