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Food System Hubs Innovating Towards Fast Transition by 2030 Project
// FoodSHIFT2030 //

January 2020 - December 2023

Project Summary

GENERAL INFORMATION

The FoodSHIFT2030 project is a new 7.5-million-EUR innovation Action project addressing the Horizon 2020 call on innovative and citizen-driven food system approaches in cities. It is coordinated by the Climate and Food Security Group at the University of Copenhagen and features a multi-stakeholder consortium composed of 30 partners, including seven municipalities and local governments, eight non-governmental organizations (NGOs), nine small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and seven universities and research institutions.

The FoodShift2030 project intends to support the transformative power of citizens already engaged in developing sustainable and innovative food system solutions in 9 European city-regions to increase food sector jobs, boost small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), empower citizens and facilitate urban-rural cohesion.
By doing so, it aims at producing a lasting positive impact on food system sustainability.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

Develop a sustainable innovative food system transition in European city-regions towards a low carbon circular future, including a shift to less meat and more plant-based diets, new food sector jobs, citizen empowerment and urban-rural cohesion

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  • Create a framework and efficient mechanisms for maturing, combining, upscaling and multiplying existing food system innovations through the operationalization of nine citizen-driven FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) and twenty-seven FoodSHIFT Enabler Labs established in existing and emerging city-region food system hubs distributed across Europe
  • Assess their effects on a set of FoodSHIFT Indicators
  • Strategies and advisory plans for citizen-driven food system governance co-creation
  • Knowledge transfer via a number of city and region networks working on facilitating the food system transition and continuing the establishment of FoodSHIFT Enabler Labs in other European and global city-regions

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Setting up FALs, mapping the existing innovation and defining tailored strategies FALs will support (WP1)
  • Scaling-up and maturing the innovations mapped (WP2)
  • Assessing the benefits (WP3)
  • Facilitating a citizen-driven transition of the food system by co-creating governance strategies for food systems (WP4)
  • Knowledge transfer among FALs and across other 27 city-regions beyond the project consortium (WP5)
  • Assessing the impact of the project on citizen empowerment, job creation, sustainability 
  • Food system transition beyond the project life span (WP6)
  • Citizens’ awareness raising in a transition of European food systems (WP7) 

Source of funding : EU - HORIZON 2020
Total budget : 7 493 677,00 €
Partners :
  • UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, UCPH - Denmark
  • FONDEN KOBENHAVNS MADHUS - CHF - Switzerland
  • LEJRE MUNICIPALITY - Denmark
  • CIRCULAR FOOD TECHNOLOGY - CFT - Denmark
  • STAD OOSTENDE - OSTEND - Belgium
  • MAIRIE D’AVIGNON - France
  • INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE - INRA - France
  • ERNÄHRUNGSRAT BERLIN - BFPC - Germany
  • THF.VISION UG - THF - Uganda
  • LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG – ZALF - Germany
  • AGRATHAER GmbH -AGRA - Germany
  • ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE - EA - Greece
  • MUNICIPALITY OF PALLINI - Greece
  • DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL - Greece
  • CITTÀ METROPOLITANA DI BARI - Italy
  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO – UMIL - Italy
  • CIHEAM Bari - Italy
  • FUNDACIA EKOROZWOJU, FER - Poland
  • WROCLAW MIASTO - Poland
  • UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY WE WROCLAWIU - Poland