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SHARE IT SOLUTIONS

Project description

An improved platform to demonstrate the sustainability impacts of food sharing

The EU-funded project SIS will build on a key outcome of the SHARECITY project: the SHARE IT sustainability impact assessment (SIA) platform. SIS will upgrade the platform's user experience and expand its user base to include food retailers and local governments. In particular, the project team will design, test and validate three consultancy service solutions. The first supports food sharing initiatives (FSIs) to embed SIA reporting in their practices. The second supports local governments to understand the aggregate impact of FSIs in their jurisdiction. The third supports food retailers to understand the sustainability impacts of the food donations they make to FSIs. SIS will also identify a sustainable business and funding model to support thefurther roll out of SHARE IT Solutions.

Objective

Building directly on the findings of a key output from the ERC project SHARECITY - the SHARE IT platform - SIS will upgrade the user experience of the platform and widen its user base to include food retailers and local governments, by designing, testing and validating the following solutions:
- A consultancy service for FSIs that do not have capacity or capability to use SHARE IT autonomously. Based on findings from earlier trials and testing, this service would include one-to-one tutorials, group workshops, step-by-step reporting masterclasses, troubleshooting supports and other tailored responses.
- A consultancy service for local governments that makes individual and aggregate impact of FSIs accessible to them. This will include a mapping service to identify and quantify food sharing activity within a jurisdiction, a method for aggregating impacts relating to the SDGs, and formulae for predicting the aggregate sustainability impact of expanding FSIs, filling the data gap faced by policy makers today.
- A consultancy service for food retailers that details the impacts of the food donations they make to FSIs, including bespoke consultancy reports on the community impacts of food donation at store level and extrapolations of these impacts at national and international scales.
The PoC will also identify a sustainable funding model to support the roll out of SIS.

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Coordinator

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
College green trinity college
D02 CX56 Dublin 2
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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