We’re delighted to share news that Plymouth has been selected to participate in the FoodSHIFT2030 peer learning programme. This unique initative aims to shift urban food systems towards a sustainable future, putting citizens at the centre of change in a novel approach to scale-up, multiply and share the best food innovations European communities have to offer.
FoodSHIFT2030 has this year selected over 30 place-based food partnerships to be paired with one of the nine already established FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs, partnerships of engaged citizens, NGOs, SMEs, researchers, local administration and policy makers in Barcelona, Bari, Wroclow, Ostende, Copenhagen, Brasov, Berlin, Avignon and Athens.
So which European city has Plymouth been paired with? Featuring a harbour, a famous bridge and recognised as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world… it’s Copenhagen! Their Kitchen of Tomorrow Lab is focusing on strengthening ties between urban and rural food chain actors, stimulating citizen engagement and empowering local society with a focus on upcycling food and reducing waste.
As a new Fellow, Plymouth will be invited to participate in a multilateral exchange of knowledge, expertise and experience with both the Copenhagen FAL and across the project as a whole. We can’t wait to make a start!
Christian Bugge Henriksen, FoodSHIFT2030 Project Coordinator says:
“We are delighted to welcome on board the successful applicants to join the next phase of the FoodSHIFT 2030 project where we are organizing knowledge exchange between our nine initial city regions and more than 30 fellow city-regions that have been paired based on their specific interest and concrete approach towards transforming our food system.”