Project Overview

To achieve its ambition, FIT4FOOD2030 has created the FOOD 2030 Platform, a sustainable, multi-actor network mobilising a wide variety of stakeholders via an interlinked structure at the level of cities, regions, countries and Europe. The project is designed in a structured and stepwise way, composed of four phases.

Recognising the evolving nature of the FOOD 2030 policy framework, the project activities will be flexible, responsive, inclusive, efficient, innovative, value-adding and supportive to the FOOD 2030 policy framework of the EC’s Directorate General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD).

The FOOD 2030 Platform is based on three inter-linked structures:

The EU Think Tank links the European Commission with the FOOD 2030 Platform, serves as a sounding board, and has a global outreach

Policy Labs  align research and innovation policies and programs on Food and Nutrition Security. They build on and expand existing national and regional networks

City Labs develop and pilot action-oriented trainings for students, consumers, researchers and professionals. They link Science Centres/Shops to networks of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact cities

The FOOD 2030 platform will:

Strengthen R&I policy coherence and alignment, responding to a variety of actors’ needs

Build competences of current and future researchers, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, and society at large

Raise awareness, of the FOOD 2030 policy framework specifically, and for the many food-related challenges in general

The reports and publications from the FIT4FOOD2030 project can be found here.

Further objectives of FIT4FOOD2030 are:

To gain insights into trends, best practices (showcases) and future breakthroughs with food systems through the lens of Research & Innovation (R&I)

To maximise the impact of FIT4FOOD2030’s outcomes both during and beyond the project, by reaching different stakeholders though targeted communication and dissemination activities, as well as policy recommendations