The secrets to food procurement

Public procurement is a powerful tool that cities can wield to create change. Copenhagen leads the way in public food procurement unlocking and sharing its potential.

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 […]

Call for Solutions – Sustainable Food Systems

Applications are open for the ‘Call for Solution – Sustainable food systems’ aimed at start-ups and SMEs to co-design innovative solutions to improve the sustainability of food systems in 11 European cities. Apply now The Municipality of Milan, lead partner of the European project Food Trails, and the Italian innovation hub Cariplo Factory, launched the […]

A taste of Tirana

One reason you might want to visit Tirana, Albania’s capital, could be that it is among the sunniest cities in Europe, with 2,544 hours of sun per year. Visitors also choose it as a destination attracted by its colourful Ottoman-, Fascist- and Soviet-era architecture. In addition to pleasant weather conditions and pastel buildings, the city […]

Recipes from Copenhagen and Milan for a tasty food revolution: cooking a Planetary Health Diet

Two chefs from two participating Food Trails cities cooked and presented dishes in line with the Planetary Health Diet recommendations at the 2022 Terra Madre Salone del Gusto.   Chef Tine Kardos from Copenhagen’s Meyers Madhus cooked Danish peas in lightly smoked broth with seasonal greens & herbs.   Chef Laura Santosuosso from Milan prepared a Purslane salad […]

Funchal Back to Roots

Some of Madeira’s traditional recipes used to be plant-based. The City Hall of Funchal is working on bringing them back and establishing a culture of healthy, local, sustainable food consumption. “I’m a teenager, and we all like to eat chips and fast food,” admits Eunice, a 17-year-old student. “My view has changed. I’m more aware […]

Crosscutting Managers

“Crosscutting Managers” play a key role in Food Trails. Find out who they are and what they do! One of the key roles in the governance structure of the Food Trails project is held by “Crosscutting Managers” (CCM), to ensure a systemic and innovative approach to implementing a healthier, sustainable and more inclusive food system […]

Indicators for monitoring the progress and impact of food system actions

On July 6, 2022, the Food Trails project hosted an interactive workshop on the topic of “Indicators for monitoring the progress and impact of food system actions”. The session was addressed to practitioners and non-EU-funded projects working to support a transformation of the European food system, with the aim to connect, exchange knowledge, approaches, and […]

‘The Table is set!’- A food conference below sea level

A look back at the three-day meeting on food in Almere, a Dutch city located in a polder six metres below sea level. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Over 80 participants from Food Trails, the Eurocities Working Group Food and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Regional Forum gathered at the fantastic Floriade Expo to reaffirm their commitment to go the extra mile to shift […]