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Project Leader: Yuliya Voytenko Palgan

Duration: January 2023 - December 2026

Financing Body: EU - Horizon Europe

Collaborators: University of Barcelona, Trinity College Dublin (lead), Wageningen University, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Fondazione ICONS, Fundació Espigoladors, FOODCLOUD, Dublin City Council,, City of Utrecht, Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, Zusammen Leben EV, Boroume - Saving Food, Saving Lives, Nesehnutí

IIIEE researchers: Yuliya Voytenko Palgan, Vera Sadovska, Oksana Mont, Andrius Plepys

Aim: CULTIVATE is a four-year Innovation Action project funded by the EU Horizon Europe (GA#101083377). It is designed to support sustainable urban and peri-urban (UPU) food sharing and help transform urban food systems towards more just and sustainable. CULTIVATE will co-design a ground-breaking online social innovation support platform – The Food Sharing Compass – with food sharing initiatives (FSIs), local authorities, food supply actors, researchers and citizens in order to: map, track and monitor UPU food sharing landscapes; identify the costs, benefits and impacts of FSIs; help actors navigate governance architectures and ensure appropriate policies and regulations of food sharing; support increased citizen engagement in UPU food sharing; and create a community of practice for FSIs. Working collaboratively with multiple actors, CULTIVATE will develop more sustainable, resilient and healthy UPU food systems supporting inclusive climate mitigation and adaptation ambitions of the EU.

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