Food Trails cities

Almost eight million Europeans live in the project’s 11 cities. The 'Living Labs' set up in these cities will enable collaboration between these citizens and their city to design food policy that empowers their community; makes the farm-to-fork journey sustainable; promotes a zero-waste use of resources; promotes environmentally friendly behaviour change and ensures people have healthy and secure diets. 

Another of the project’s key aims is to strengthen the network of cities committed to changing their food systems to be more sustainable and beneficial. Food Trails hopes to do this by transforming mayors into trendsetters to generate impacts among a wider set of cities.   

Discover participating Food Trails cities and their Living Labs here.  

Warsaw
Poland
The Polish capital city, Warsaw is home to 1.8 million people within a greater metropolitan area of 3.1 million residents. The city has been a major hub for transport, tourism...
Tirana
Albania
Tirana is the capital and largest city of Albania and as well the heart of Albania’s cultural, economic and governmental activity. It is located on the western center of the...
Thessaloniki
Greece
Once a great city of the Eastern Roman Empire, Thessaloniki is now a gateway to mainland Greece, the country’s second-largest city and a culinary capital. Aside from hosting an annual...
Groningen
Netherlands
The old Hanseatic city of Groningen, counting over 200,000 inhabitants , is the largest city and the economic capital of the northern Netherlands. With over half of the population under...
Grenoble-Alpes Metropole
France
Nestled high in the Alps and bringing together 450,000 inhabitants in 49 urban, rural and mountain municipalities, Grenobles-Alpes Metropole has a unique food system linked to its geography. The Metropole...
Funchal
Portugal
The capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira, Funchal is one of the most Westerly cities in the European Union and benefits from its maritime setting in its culinary tradition....
Copenhagen
Denmark
Famous for its bikes, bridges and pastries, Danish capital Copenhagen is also a European leader in food policy. Since 2001, the city has developed a food strategy that combines health,...
Bordeaux Metropole
France
Known worldwide as the capital of wine, Bordeaux Metropole is the economic and cultural centre of the French region of Nouvelle Aquitaine and home to more than 774,000 people over...
Birmingham
United Kingdom
Birmingham is a growing city with a population forecast to rise to 1.3 million within 15 years. One of the principle reasons for Birmingham’s growth is that it is the...
Bergamo
Italy
Bergamo is a city of about 120,000 inhabitants in Italy’s Lombardy region. Bergamo has a growing University with seven faculties and several international research projects. In recent years, the municipal...
Milan
Italy
Italy’s second city and economic centre of the county’s north is a leader in food policy and at the heart of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact. In 2014, the...