Europe’s citizens are facing unprecedented challenges because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the increased cost of living and environmental pressures (severe heat, drought, wildfires, etc.). < ADD IN SPECIFIC CONTEXT INFO. See exmaple here > More of the same will not be enough to support our citizens to face current and future challenges to maintaining healthy and sustainable dietary behaviour.
FEAST (Food systems that support transitions to healthy and sustainable diets), a 13-million-euro five-year Horizon Europe project, brings together 15 European countries and 35 partners from the fields of food systems, agriculture, environment, nutrition, medicine and public policy to design and deliver novel solutions that deliver the EU Farm to Fork Strategy‘s key objectives.
FEAST will partner directly with communities, cities and national governments across Europe to conceptualize and implement place-specific strategies for increasing the sustainability and health impact of local dietary habits, food procurement practices and food system policies. Marginalized and vulnerable groups will be central in these activities to ensure we see a just transition for all European stakeholders.
Because of our extensive and highly experienced consortium, FEAST is in a unique position to go across boundaries and leverage our collective experience to support transitions to more sustainable food systems. Our goal is to identify and scale existing solutions as well as designing and implementing novel solutions to support Europe’s foodscape to drive just transitions to healthier and more sustainable dietary behaviour.
Project Coordinators at the University of Heidelberg
Through co-created interventions, reorganized procurement practices and redesigned policies, FEAST will ensure major environmental, health and economic gains for people, the public and private sectors and the planet.
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Name: Dr. Anant Jani
FEAST (Horizon Europe Project 101060536) is funded by the European Union under HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-15. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.
About Horizon Europe
Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth. The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It supports creating and better dispersing of excellent knowledge and technologies. It creates jobs, fully engages the EU’s talent pool, boosts economic growth, promotes industrial competitiveness and optimises investment impact within a strengthened European Research Area. Legal entities from the EU and associated countries can participate. For more information about Horizon Europe please visit: https://ec.europa.eu/info/research-and-innovation/funding/funding-opportunities/funding-programmes-and-open-calls/horizon-europe_en