Annual Partner Meeting Year 3 in Funchal

From 15th to 17th November 2023, the Food Trails consortium gathered in the stunning city of Funchal, located on the Madeira island in Portugal, for the Annual Partner Meeting – Year 3, featuring three days of intense and exciting exchanges. This meeting marked a significant milestone towards Food Trails’ objectives. Partner cities have completed the […]

Long-Term Living Lab Support Towards Food System Transformation

The Food2030 Project’s Family is thrilled to introduce its latest Policy Brief entitled “Long-term Living Lab Support towards Food System Transformation”, realized with the support of the European Commission’s Horizon Result Booster Service. About the Food 2030 Project Family The Food 2030 Project Family is composed of FoodSHIFT 2030, FoodE, Food Trails, Cities 2030, and […]

Finding innovative solutions to public challenges – The Food Trails’ Matchmaking Day

On 9 May, 2023, the most innovative European food-tech startups and SMEs gathered in Milan to participate in the Food Trails Matchmaking Day and meet partner cities and potential investors. The event aimed to facilitate strategic collaborations between the private and public sectors, fostering the transformation of European sustainable food systems. The Matchmaking Day, organised […]

Food Trails at the Edible Cities Network Conference 2023 

The Food Trails cities of Copenhagen, Milan and Bordeaux Metropole took part in the second annual Edible Cities Network Conference, in Barcelona, 15 – 17 March 2023, on the theme “Advancing the Edible City.” The event provided a platform to researchers, policymakers, cities, civil society and entrepreneurs to explore ideas, practices and systems necessary to […]

Launch of the Roadmap for Scaling Impact Investment in Urban Food Systems 

Roadmap for Scaling Impact Investment in Urban Food Systems After over a year of hosting the project’s Investors Living Lab, holding monthly meetings and exchanges, and exploring insights and experiences on impact investing in urban food systems, we are pleased to share the outcome of this work and to launch the Roadmap for Scaling Impact […]

From Policy to Plate: Public Procurement for Sustainable Urban Food Systems 

On 15 March 2023, the Food Trails project hosted an internal knowledge exchange session with the World Bank’s Urban Food System Community of Practice.  Three European cities presented their insights and best practices on the topic of public food procurement, i.e., the food that city governments purchase for public meals, for example in school canteens, […]

Food Trails Investors Living Lab – March 2023 Capstone Webinar

On March 23, 2023, the Food Trails Investors Living Lab hosted its final online gathering: the Lab’s Capstone Webinar.  About the Investors Living Lab In 2022, the Food Trails project invited experts, investors and financial actors to participate in the project’s Investors Living Lab. The Lab convened impact investment actors and a core group of […]

Call for Solutions “Sustainable Food Systems”: 200 applications received

The Food Trails Call for Solutions “Sustainable Food Systems” generated a strong interest: 200 innovative startups (78%) and SMEs (22%) applied from all over Europe and EMEA Countries (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) for the opportunity to develop a pilot within the Food Trails project.  The initiative The Call for Solutions “Sustainable Food Systems” […]

A second chance for food waste

In 2023, the European Commission will propose a legislative framework for sustainable food systems, one of the flagship initiatives of the Farm to Fork Strategy. Its goal is accelerating and facilitating the transition towards more sustainable food systems.  European cities are already acting and co-creating measures and policies with citizens and local food stakeholders to […]

Annual Partner Meeting – Year 2

Introduction From 9 to 11 November 2022, the Food Trails family met in the beautiful city of Thessaloniki for the Food Trails Annual Partner Meeting – Year 2, to review the project’s progress and discuss and reflect on the next steps. An incredible group of 56 people, representing the entire consortium, meet to exchange and […]