European project FUSILLI
Fostering the Urban food System transformation through Innovative Living Labs Implementation
FUSILLI is a Food and Natural Resources project funded by the European Commission under the H2020-CE-FNR-07-2020 call that combines the expertise of 34 partners from 13 countries. Over a duration of four years, the project will facilitate the transition towards more sustainable food systems via Living Labs (in line with the EU’s FOOD2030 policy) in 12 (mostly) European cities.
The core ambition of FUSILLI is to develop and implement integrated, systemic food policies to support this transition in urban, peri-urban and nearby rural areas in the twelve cities Athens (Greece), Castelo Branco (Portugal), Differdange (Luxemburg), Kharkiv (Ukraine), Kolding (Denmark), Nilufer-Bursa (Turkey), Oslo (Norway), Rijeka (Croatia), Rome (Italy), San Sebastian (Spain), Tampere (Finland) and Turin (Italy). At the heart of each city will be the development of a dedicated Living Lab, that will operate as open innovation ecosystems with the objective to implement different actions through all stages of the food chain, including production and processing, distribution and logistics, consumption, food loss and waste, as well as governance.
Via the so-called FUSILLI Knowledge Community, the cities will identify best practices and be empowered to implement innovative and personalised policies and actions, placing citizens in the heart of the process. FUSILLI further includes all kinds of actors (e.g. farmers, researchers, consumers), policy sectors (e.g. health, agriculture, environment), governance levels (e.g. local, national, global), and functionalities (e.g. healthy diets, access to food, employment, and cultural identity) in its research and policy efforts.
As a project partner, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum is responsible for the dissemination, communication and exploitation of the project activities and results.
Project duration: 01/2021 – 12/ 2024
Participating countries: Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine