Recently, the Edmund Mach Foundation-FEM has joined the European Food 2030 Platform as Food Lab Trentino.
The Platform is responsible for bringing food and nutrition issues to Europe and for suggesting to the European Commission the research and innovation priorities for a sustainable food system that considers the society’s values, needs and expectations.

The Platform is an initiative under the FIT4FOOD2030 project (funded by Horizon 2020). The project aims to support the European Commission in the development and implementation of the FOOD 2030 policy framework for food and nutrition security.
The platform is a very articulated structure that includes several actors. In particular, FEM is one of the 14 Food Labs that are part of it. The Food Labs are the subjects that in the territories have the task of developing and implementing training modules and specific actions in relation to the challenges of the sector, directly involving citizens, students, consumers, researchers and professionals. In addition to FEM, the Labs are based in Aarhus, Amsterdam, Athens, the Azores, Barcelona, Birmingham, Budapest, Dublin, Graz, Milan, Sofia, Tartu, Vilnius. (sc)

 

FEM has been chosen to be a Lab due to its unique “three souls” structure, namely research, training and technology transfer, but also for the strong connection with the territory and the design capacity that materialized into the Vision Document 2019-2028.

As explained by President Andrea Segrè, "It is a confirmation and recognition of the skills, vision and international placement of FEM, which can become the spokesperson of a peculiar reality, like Trentino, to respond to the next decade’s challenges. It is a unique opportunity in order that, what is done in this territory, would become a European role model". 

As part of the Food Lab initiative, FEM is organising a workshop on 13 February 2020, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at its headquarters, to bring together the operators of the agri-food system with the aim to promote interactive discussion and a brainstorming session on the themes selected by the participants and to collect suggestions and good practices of our territory to be promoted as virtuous models in the European initiative FOOD 2030. 

 

For those interested in participating in the workshop, please refer to the dedicated page on the FEM website.

 

 

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