The overall aim of FIT4FOOD2030 is to support the European Commission (EC) with the development and implementation of the FOOD 2030 research & innovation policy framework, to future-proof the European food systems.
The main objective towards that, is to create a multi-stakeholder platform – the FOOD2030 Platform.
The FOOD2030 Platform, connecting stakeholders at multiple levels (cities/regions, countries, and Europe), will make Research & Innovation (R&I) policies on Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) more coherent, build competences of current and future researchers, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, and society at large, and raise awareness of FOOD2030.
The three inter-linked structures of the FOOD2030 Platform are:
- EU think tank to act as a link between the EC and Member States & Associated Countries, with a global outreach
- Policy Labs to increase and align public/private R&I policies/programs on FNS, building on and expanding existing national/regional networks; and
- City Labs to develop/pilot action-oriented trainings for students, consumers, researchers and professionals linking Science Centres/Science Shops to networks of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact cities.
Further objectives are:
- To acquire insights into food system trends and related R&I policy frameworks, best practices (showcases) and future R&I breakthroughs;
- To execute effective and targeted communication and dissemination activities adapted to different stakeholders and to develop a plan for continued communication beyond the project, thereby maximising the impact of FIT4FOOD2030’s outputs and policy recommendations.