The European Commission hosts a workshop that will provide an opportunity to explore the role of cities in fostering food systems innovation and green jobs at the local level.
The event takes place within the framework of the FOOD 2030 Initiative on future-proofing our food systems through European Research and Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security.
The full day event titled “Cities for Food Systems Innovation and Green Job” will take place in Brussels on May 31, 2017. Three topics will be at the center of the workshop:
Furthermore, preliminary results of an ongoing European study focusing on ‘Food in Cities’ will be presented and used as a basis for interactive discussions. Participants will discuss and share experiences on the added value and challenges that 'cities' face – both as place-based ecosystems and local authorities - in enabling broad-based innovation, green jobs and the empowerment of communities.
Researchers, city representatives, SMEs, entrepreneurs, living labs, NGOs and civil society associations are invited to participate.
May 31, 2017 | 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
European Commission - DG Research and Innovation
Covent Garden, Place Rogier 16