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Co-creating the prototype 'Sustainable FOOD Systems PArTnersHip'

Project description

Paving the way for a sustainable food systems partnership

Current food systems result in severe environmental, economic, health and ethical threats. We need to switch to sustainable food systems (SFS) urgently in order to secure healthy, safe and accessible diets for all. The EU-funded FOODPathS project will set up a prototype of the European Partnership for Sustainable Food Systems for People, Planet and Climate with the goal of co-creating an inclusive governance model and system approaches. It will gather 17 European partners from public institutions, non-profit organisations and academia to farming and private sectors. They will form a powerful network with diverse public and private entities to ease the food systems transition and ensure that many stakeholders will be ready to support the food systems partnerships.


The overall goal of the FOODPathS CSA project is to develop a ‘Prototype Partnership for Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) for people, planet and climate’. It endeavers a systems approach and aims a change of mindsets to accelerate the transition to SFS. The Prototype will serve as the first version of how the future Partnership will function. Hence, it encompasses all its components such as the i) innovative, effective and inclusive governance model and Modus operandi with aligned and committed co-funders, ii) Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda (SRIA) supporting Food2030 priorities including science-to-policy and education programs for FS, iii) European Hub of co-creating local FS Labs following a Code of Conduct and sustainability chart developed by a branded network of exemplary universities, iv) FS Network of local and global players with a toolkit for co-benefits and trade-off’s, v) new co-creation concepts, FS approach and Observatory. FOODPathS will not only present the Prototype in 2023/2024 but also accompany the future Partnership at its start by providing methodologies, (digital) tools, programs, working protocols and a dedicated multi-level, inclusive, governance model. . To accomplish this challenge, FOODPathS brings together 17 partners across Europe from funding organizations, public institutions, academia, research and education organisations, private and farming sectors (including SMEs), philanthropic organisations, NGO, and not-for-profit organisations. They all represent networks of potential co-funders, regional and , local policy makers, universities, private parties and farmers, consumers and civil society. Thanks to appropriate resources and events, all these necessary stakeholders along the food chain will be actively involved to shape the future FS Partnership.



Net EU contribution
€ 752 051,00
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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25

Participants (16)