The central objective of the Fit4Food2030 project, that started in November 2017, is to establish a self-sustaining FOOD2030 platform.
The Fit4Food City Labs and Policy Labs are important building blocks of this platform.
The City Labs will develop hands-on trainings for students, consumers, researchers and professionals linking science centres and science shops in Europe to the network of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, bringing a wide diversity of actors together.
The seven cities where a City Lab will be run by a local science shop or museum are now known.
- Amsterdam (Athena institute)
- Athens (Ellinogermaniki Agogi)
- Barcelona (IrsiCaixa)
- Budapest (Environmental Social Science Research Group)
- Milan (National Museum of Science and Technology)
- Sofia (Centre for Research and Analysis)
- Tartu (Science Centre AHHAA)
The goal of the Policy Labs is to establish multi-stakeholder strategic alignment and policy coherence in order to inform the national or regional food and nutrition security (FNS) research agenda and ensure maximum impact of research and innovation (R&I). The countries that will run the Policy Labs will be announced in the first week of February. The first training session for the coordinators of the Policy and City Labs will take place at the end of February.
Fit4Food2030 supports the development and implementation of the European Commission’s FOOD2030 policy framework to transform European food systems towards greater sustainability, resilience, competitiveness and inclusion. The project will integrate existing and emerging networks and infrastructures, creating Communities of Practice that foster RRI and use transformative learning processes to build competences among citizens and stakeholders who are not currently actively engaged in decision making. For more information about the project, visit the Fit4Food website and follow us on Twitter via #FIT4FOOD2030 and #FOOD2030EU.