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Knowledge brokerage to promote sustainable food consumption and production: linking scientists, policymakers and civil society organisations

Objective

The policy issue central to this project is food as many of today’s sustainability problems (e.g. water shortage, GHG emissions, pollution of soil and water, decrease of biodiversity, urban waste) are related to the prevailing pattern of food production and consumption (including processing and distribution). Hence, developing more sustainable food production and consumption patterns will have a significant impact on sustainable development in general. This project aims to develop and experiment with new integrative modalities of linking research to policy-making in the field of sustainable food consumption and production, thereby contributing to the establishment of new policy-relevant communities of researchers, policy makers & CSOs and enhancing the use of research insights in policies to promote sustainable food systems. Three different Communities of Practice will be developed, focusing on different dimensions of a newly emerging integrated territorial food geography: a) short food supply chains, b) sustainable public food procurement, and c) urban food strategies. Like the FOODLINKS consortium, each CoP will consist of researchers, policymakers and CSO representatives. In this project we will monitor and evaluate the knowledge brokerage activities in the CoPs, in order to propose new ways of linking research and policymaking in the food domain as well as in other public domains.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Van Veenendaal (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 369 605

Participants (13)

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 194 314
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Urs Niggli (Dr.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 123 096
Address
Newport Road 30 36
CF24 0DE Cardiff

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eevi Laukkanen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 109 904
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leda Fenili (Dr.)
NODIBINAJUMS BALTIC STUDIES CENTRE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 62 240
Address
Kokneses Prospekts 26-2
1014 Riga

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Talis Tisenkopfs (Dr.)
CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 120 621
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudia Kalay (Dr.)
INTERDISZIPLINARES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR TECHNIK, ARBEIT UND KULTUR
Austria
EU contribution
€ 155 320
Address
Schloegelgasse 2
8010 Graz

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Karner (Mrs.)
MALMO STAD
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 68 040
Address
August Palm Plats 1
200 42 Malmo

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gunilla Andersson (Ms.)
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 68 159
Address
St Andrews House, Regent Road
EH1 3DG Edinburgh

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kevin Rae (Mr.)
NEIKER-INSTITUTO VASCO DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO AGRARIO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 62 992
Address
Berreaga Kalea 1
48160 Vizcaya

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yolanda Fernandez (Ms.)
FEDERATION REGIONALE DES CENTRES D'INITIATIVES POUR VALORISER L'AGRICULTURE ET LE MILIEU RURAL DE BRETAGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 41 182
Address
Rue Du Bas Village 17 Cs 37 725
35577 Cesson Sevigne

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Pascal Aubree (Mr.)
TUKUMA NOVADA PASVALDIBA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 36 180
Address
Talsu Iela 4
3101 Tukuma

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anita Selunda (Ms.)
OBV-VIA CAMPESINA AUSTRIA-OSTERREICHISCHE BERGBAUERN UND BERGBAUERINNENVEREINIGUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 36 930
Address
Schwarzspanierstrasse 15 / 3-1
1090 Wien

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Karin Okonkwo-Klampfer (Ms.)
Provincie Limburg
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 46 680
Address
Limburglaan 10
6202MA Maastricht

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
T.N.M. Martinussen (Mr.)