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 […]

Behind the scenes of the Call for Solutions – Sustainable Food Systems

Food Trails, the four-year European project launched in October 2020, aims to develop sustainable, healthy and inclusive food policies in 11 European cities: Bergamo, Birmingham, Bordeaux Metropole, Copenhagen, Funchal, Grenoble-Alpes Metropole, Groningen, Milan, Thessaloniki, Tirana and Warsaw.  As part of the project – led by the Municipality of Milan in collaboration with a consortium of 19 […]

Eu Food Cities at TerraMadre2022: what we learnt

On September 22-23, 2022, the Food Trails project participated in Terra Madre Salone del Gusto in Turin to showcase the vision of European cities on how to regenerate our Planet through food. Regeneration was indeed the theme of the 14th edition of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: the largest international event dedicated to good, clean, […]

Impact investing for urban food policy actors and stakeholders

What do municipalities and food system actors need to know to maximize opportunities for impact investments, and to make the most of those investments?    On December 1st 2022, the Food Trails Impact Investors Lab hosted a webinar on “Impact investing for urban food policy actors and stakeholders.” Chaired by Joe Robertson, Senior Advisor on Sustainable […]

Food Trails at the MUFPP 8th Global Forum

Reporting back from the EAT and Food Trails panel at the 8th MUFPP Global Forum, on ‘Sustainable, healthy and just food procurement for people and planet’, featuring three Food trails partner cities – Milan, Copenhagen and Birmingham.  Since 2015, the city of Milan has been a leader in convening cities to support sustainable urban food […]