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1 LOGO PROJECT Sustainable Food for Urban Communities Introduction to the Network Stephanie Mantell, Brussels Environment (IBGE) 28 May 2013 Photo credit: Dieter Telemans

2 Our Network Why? –Food sector accounts for >30% of global consumer energy demand and produces >20% of GHG emissions –Political will in cities to address food as a policy area for more sustainable & inclusive growth Title: Sustainable Food in Urban Communities Developing low-carbon and resource-efficient urban food system Thematic Network Sustainable Food for Urban Communities - Teleconference 28 May 2013I Page 2

3 URBACT project From May 2012 to April 2015 Funded by URBACT II –a European Programme of Territorial Cooperation (jointly financed by ERDF and the Member States) –it encourages exchanges within cities, with other cities, of the network and beyond Thematic Network Sustainable Food for Urban Communities - Teleconference 28 May 2013I Page 3

4 Focus Themes GrowingDeliveringEnjoying Questions Governance, synergies & local system Social inclusion, jobs & economics CO 2 & resource efficiency Thematic Network Sustainable Food for Urban Communities - Teleconference 28 May 2013I Page 4

5 3 Groups Themes GrowingDeliveringEnjoying Thematic Network Sustainable Food for Urban Communities - Teleconference 3 April 2013I Page 5  Oslo, Messina, Athens  Amersfoort, Lyon, Ourense  Gothenburg, Vaslui, Bristol Brussels & Lead expert Today 2 nd workshop on Delivering 2 nd thematic report

6 TODAY All partners meeting for the 1 st time! Thematic Network Sustainable Food for Urban Communities – Kick-off 29 May 2012 I Page 6 + guest Vienna

7 Your name Your city Your main expectation from this workshop Thematic Network Sustainable Food for Urban Communities - Teleconference 28 May 2013I Page 7

8 Objectives ► At city level: draw up a Local Action Plan for Sustainable Food with stakeholders in each partner city ► At network level: exchange with network partners through workshops & conferences on sustainable food to produce joint outputs & feed local action plans. ► At URBACT programme level: exchange & learn with cities from other networks at national capacity building seminars (May/June), summer university (28-30/8 Dublin)… ► Beyond the network Exchange about urban sustainable food strategies through a newsletter, conferences, online publications, field trips… Thematic Network Sustainable Food for Urban Communities - Teleconference 28 May 2013I Page 8

9 ► At city level: draw up a Local Action Plan for Sustainable Food with stakeholders in each partner city What? a strategic document that addresses identified needs of the city, analyses problems and opportunities and puts forward sustainable, feasible solutions. It contains a roadmap & detailed plan (incl. timeframe & funding information) With whom? With existing or new local group(s) How? New guide  To discuss progress further in Oslo Thematic Network Sustainable Food for Urban Communities - Teleconference 28 May 2013I Page 9 New guide

10 ► At network level: exchange with network partners through workshops & conferences on sustainable food to produce joint outputs & feed local action plans. First set of workshops Apr 2013: Amersfoort Workshop “Delivering” May 2013: Göteborg Workshop “Enjoying” Sepr 2013: Oslo Workshop “Growing”  Feb/March 2014 Brussels Interim Conference Thematic Network Sustainable Food for Urban Communities - Teleconference 28 May 2013I Page 10

11 Thematic Network Sustainable Food for Urban Communities - Teleconference 9 May 2012 I Page 11 Baseline study: With 10 “city profiles” & 98 cases.

12 1 st delivering workshop Amersfoort April 2013 Soon: draft thematic report

13 ► At URBACT programme level: Local stakeholders exchange & learn with cities from other networks at national capacity building seminars (May/June & autumn ≥ 3 persons/partner) summer university (28-30/8 Dublin, 1 or 2 persons per partner)…  Complete database of LSG members  see: urbact.eu >> news & events Thematic Network Sustainable Food for Urban Communities - Teleconference 28 May 2013I Page 13

14 ► Beyond the network Exchange about urban sustainable food strategies through a newsletter, conferences, online publications, field trips… & our research. › Our Mini-site: › Our Blog: (update it!) › Facebook page: › Quarterly electronic newsletter Thematic Network Sustainable Food for Urban Communities - Teleconference 28 May 2013I Page 14

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