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

  • Innovative, effective and inclusive governance model and Modus operandi with aligned and committed co-funders,
  • Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda (SRIA) supporting Food2030 priorities including science-to-policy and education programs for FS,
  • European Hub of co-creating local FS Labs following a Code of Conduct and sustainability chart developed by a branded network of exemplary universities,
  • FS Network of local and global players with a toolkit for co-benefits and trade-off’s,
  • 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.

Duration: 1 June 2022 - 30 November 2025
Funding: EU Horizon Europe

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