One of the principal aims of FoodE project is to develop local food systems able to meet the needs of their users. To do this, such systems needs to be designed together with the people who use them.
In the context of the SPPS PhD Student Conference which will take place in Turku, Finland as on 2-4 September 2020, FoodE will organise the workshop "How to bring innovation in City/Region Food Systems?"
On 02-03 July FoodE partners met online for 2 days full of stimulating discussions and presentations in the context of the project’s Steering Committee meeting.
How does FoodE contribute to sustainable gastronomy? Our project aims to accelerate the growth of sustainable City/Region Food Systems (CRFS) by bringing together local citizen-led food initiatives across Europe. We seek to build a ‘Think global, eat local’ mindset, which encompasses the idea that people can contribute to tackling global challenges while boosting the local economy.
After our kick-off event in Bologna on 13-14 February, we are now officially launching FoodE’s online presence!
The ever-growing world population, the increased urbanisation, and the depletion of natural resources put pressure on global food security. Combined with the effect of climate change, our food supply is at risks and food chains face challenges.
The Horizon 2020 research project FoodE develops solutions to improve the sustainability of local food systems. The project’s activities could help equip City/Region Food Systems (CRFS) with the capacity to withstand the challenges stemming from the Covid-19 outbreak. To assess the implications of the pandemic on food systems, FoodE prepares a comprehensive policy paper.