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 of successful solutions and best practices developed by the Food Trails cities to promote local sustainable food systems. These online talks serve as a platform for exchange between Food Trails, cities and stakeholders outside the consortium. 

Each webinar episode will be moderated by Eurocities and will feature an
expert from the project consortium or Think Tank, along with two representatives from cities involved in the Food Trails project. 

What’s on the menu?

The conversations will centre around cities’ role and margin of manoeuvre in transforming local food systems.

Every webinar will delve into specific and concrete questions, and crossing key themes, such as the importance and development of urban food policies, financing strategies for city food initiatives, approaches to food waste prevention and reduction, utilising food procurement for sustainability and inclusivity, overcoming challenges in local food distribution, and citizen engagement in local food advocacy.  

First episode, 26 March: Why develop urban food policies?

The inaugural episode scheduled for 26 March, will address the following questions:  

  • Why should cities develop urban food policies? 
  • Where and how to start creating a food policy?  
  • What is the role of research and evidence in that regard?  
  • How to develop strong and ambitious governance models to support multi-level actors collaboration to carry the policy in cities?  

The moderator Madeleine Coste, head of food at Eurocities, will invite Professor Paul Milbourne from Cardiff University and food policy coordinators from Bordeaux Métropole and the city of Thessaloniki to reflect on and discuss these questions, and share concrete learnings from their experience. Register here.

Join us for these online conversations to hear their insights! Together, let’s explore how cities can leverage their potential to drive meaningful change in food policies and initiatives.  

Discover all the topics of the Food Trails webinar series:

Please note that registration is required for each webinar separately.

26-Mar, 12.30 – 13.30 CET
WEBINAR No. 1 Why develop urban food policies?  
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30-Apr, 12.30 – 13.30 CET
WEBINAR No. 2 Putting food on the local agenda: how to engage citizens and foster behavioral change?
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7-May, 12.30 – 13.30 CET
WEBINAR No. 3 Which tools support cities in developing and implementing an urban food policy?
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28-May, 12.30 – 13.30 CET
WEBINAR No. 4 How to work on food waste prevention and reduction?
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4-Jun, 12.30 – 13.30 CET
WEBINAR No. 5 How do we use food procurement to foster more sustainable and inclusive cities?
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11-Jun, 12.30 – 13.30 CET
WEBINAR No. 6 How can a city foster local and quality food production?
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18-Jun, 12.30 – 13.30 CET
WEBINAR No. 7 How to finance cities food ambitions?
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25-Jun, 12.30 – 13.30 CET  
How to ensure access to healthy and quality food for all?  
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Watch the recordings

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