15 oct 2020
Évènements by UIA Permanent Secretariat

Making the most of food in cities @EURegionsWeek 2020

This year the 18th European Week for Regions and Cities goes online from 5 to 22 October 2020. Follow-up on UIA knowledge activities and register to the session on urban food policies organised by the UIA Initiative.

Discover UIA cities bold food solutions to tackle complex urban challenges!

Workshop, 15 October, 9.30-11.00, through ZOOM (Code: 15WS1341V)

The emergence of food innovative dynamics confirms the key role of cities in the development of sustainable food systems. UIA cities demonstrate that local production and consumption of food is a growing priority in the local political agenda. From agri-food to local food sufficiency via food circular approaches, Lille, Milan, Maribor, Heraklion, Ljubljana and Pozzuoli are experimenting with bold solutions while addressing complex urban challenges such as poverty, public health, waste production and economic development. The session will explore future skills and approaches, operational challenges faced cities and new relationships between production, consumption and sustainability of the urban agri-food system.

Moderator: Marcelline Bonneau, UIA Expert

Roberto Gerundo, City Assessor in charge of Urban Planning, Municipality of Pozzuoli, Italy.
Brina Lazar, Senior Advisor - Project Manager URBAN SOIL 4 FOOD, Municipality of Maribor, Slovenia.

Christina Marouli, UIA Expert A2Food, A2Food project, Greece.
Rossana Torri, Project Manager OpenAgri, Municipality of Milan, Italy.

Gaëlle Werkling, Baluchon Incubator Director, Partner of the Municipality of Lille, France.

Register here!