The scope of the workshop also was to make optimal use of EU programs and fundings, for instance the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development which is the second pillar of the Common Agricultural Policy and the Horizon 2020 EU research programmes, to create smart and sustainable food chains.
In order to stimulate actions, the workshop launched the “AMICI” format, where AMICI stands for Actions for Mobilizing Innovation through Cooperation and Interaction. AMICI are any actions such as forming a group, exchanging further information, investigating an issue deeper, etc…
This multi-actor event brought together around 80 participants from 20 different countries and was prepared in cooperation with representatives from the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) and the Polish Environmental Partnership Foundation.
The report on the EIP-AGRI Workshop Cities and Food : Connecting consumers and producers can be now downloaded here.