REFRESH Policy Working Group on Voluntary Agreements
The EU-funded REFRESH project will be organising a workshop in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 19 June, 2018.
19 June 2018 - 19 June 2018
Interactive working group in Amsterdam: How can Voluntary Agreements between food value chain stakeholders be a key policy instrument for food waste reduction?
This working group is the first of a series of four workshops focusing on policy options to reduce food waste (organised between June 2018 and January 2019). The event aims to spotlight Voluntary Agreements as a policy instrument for more sustainable food systems. Member state representatives and policy experts will be invited to discuss this subject during the working group in June, targeting two key questions: • Why are Voluntary Agreements key instruments for food waste reduction? and • How can they be set up at the national level?
Previous research conducted within the REFRESH project has identified food waste drivers as cross-cutting by nature, and further studies highlighted the relevance of multi-stakeholder collaboration. In light of these findings, Voluntary Agreements and multi-stakeholder collaboration have been identified as key policy approaches to address the issue of food waste throughout food supply chains.