Nourishing Change: Transforming Food Systems for Health, Equity and Nutrition

Exploring Urban Food Challenges with Food Trails’ Crosscutting Managers Welcome to the initial articles of our colunm dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of the primary challenges related to sustainable urban food systems transformation. We will examine these challenges through the lens of the 4 pillars of the EU Food 2030 strategy, leveraging the expertise […]

Midday Munchies with Urban Food Policies

Starting on 26 March and running until June, on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 13:30 CET, we invite you to grab your lunch and join the Food Trails webinar series Midday Munchies with Urban Food Policies.   This initiative is designed to share insights and experiences built throughout the Food Trails project and foster the replication […]

Planting seeds of agrifood systems transformation in Europe

28 cities join the Food Trails Cascade learning programme Following its Call for Cascade Cities, the Food Trails project has selected 28 European local authorities from all over Europe to join its knowledge-sharing activities and learn from the 11 project partner cities’ experiences, innovative approaches, and solutions.   The Cascade learning programme aims to transfer knowledge […]

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 […]

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 […]