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.
The Funchal City Hall is a local authority that is on a mission to design and carry out political measures that help a sustainable and flowing development of its territory in order to improve the quality of life in the city as well as the empowerment of its inhabitants.
The City Hall has promoted sustainable development, quality of life and healthy diets awareness and empowerment of the population on different ways of community engagement through several projects spanning as far back as 1994.
Funchal is member of the International Association of the Educating Cities and MUFPP. The pilot project in Funchal aims to establish more connections among municipal markets, schools and social neighbourhoods, through a Living Lab to empower and train the population and encourage new sustainable food entrepreneurship in the city.