Eating City Platform
Eating City is a multi-year program of activities, launched in 2010, established by the Consortium Risteco, Terre Citoyenne, co-funded by the CLM foundation for Human Progress in Paris, and locally, for each of the different events, by other public and private partners. The aim of the program is to create opportunities of international meeting, to elaborate case studies and a series of publications with concrete proposals useful for public and private decision makers working upstream and downstream of the food chain and also for food industry and food service.
Historically, food has been a pivotal factor in the political construction of Europe, as Common Agriculture Policy has been one of the pillars of the European Union. Therefore, as food and drink industry is the largest EU manufacturing sector in terms of turnover and employment, it is not a utopia to think that sustainable food systems could become major assets of the Europe 2020 strategy of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.