eef1c9e0-94cc-11e4-b4a9-0800200c9a66 site-eatingcity EatingCity Sites ressources au sens EatingCity Sites Websites Site n° Website # Are you a Chef or a Champion? Take part in the Cous Cous challenge! 2nd Eating City Workshop in the framework of the EU Project “Food Wave – Empowering Urban Youth for Climate Action.” April 2nd & 3rd 2021

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Eating City – Workshop in the frame of the EU Project “Food Wave – Empowering Urban Youth for Climate Action.”
Open to participants between 18 and 35 years old working and/or studying around food sustainability and climate change coming both from European countries or the project Partners’ countries.
Chefs, Gastronomists, Nutritionists, Food Procurement Officers, F&B Buyers, Farmers, Fishermen, Foodies, young professionals: anyone working or studying around food and climate change issues is invited to share with us this challenging adventure.

Food Wave Call for proposals – youth-led small Civil Society Organizations promoting sustainable production and consumption patterns to fight climate change

Are you a youth-led small Civil Society Organization promoting sustainable production and consumption patterns to fight climate change?

We are looking for you!

Eating City to accompany renowned French Chef in award ceremony the “Ecocert label” will be awarded to another French school for its 100% organic canteen cuisine on October 16th

French Public catering services are using more and more organic and locally-sourced food in its schools.

1st Eating City Workshop in the framework of the EU Project “Food Wave – Empowering Urban Youth for Climate Action.”

The 1st Eating City Workshop – “Food Wave – Empowering Urban Youth for Climate Action” report is now available.

Advocacy campaign in favor of sustainable school canteens Eating City has started an advocacy campaign in favor of sustainable school canteens in light of Covid-19

For many years, the Eating City platform has been involved in observing and monitoring the economy of the agri-food chain with a particular focus on public food services. All this with a view to sustainable development and with the aim of facilitating the active role of young people in defining a new food paradigm (through the Eating City Summer Campuses).

Focus Group Governance Who we are Agenda Events #EUvsVirus Hackathon 24th-26th April 2020 Eating City Webinar on Resilient Food Systems in Cities

Between April 24th-26th, the EU Commission hosted an #EUvsVirus hackathon whereby participants were invited to develop innovative solutions to COVID-19 related challenges in 48h!

Robin Gourlay awarded an OBE

We are very proud to annouce that Robin Gourlay who is a member of Eating City International Platform’s Steering Committee and he is also Leader of PFS internal Focus Group has been awarded an “Officer of the Order of the British Empire” (OBE) for his services to the Scottish food and drink industry. Congratlations Robin for this well-deserved title!

7th Eating City Summer Campus Food Governance: 7th Eating City Summer Campus - July 23st until 31th 2019

Food Governance – “Sharing ideas about the use of a “blockchain” system in food governance”

#EC_SC2019 – Selection results of the 7th Eating City Summer Campus Apply Now!

We are pleased to announce that the selection results for the 7th “Eating City Summer Campus”, are now available.  We invite candidates to consult their emails.

Katie Wilson becomes Executive Director at Urban School Food Alliance

Congratulations to Dr Katie Wilson, Eating City’s Steering Committee Member and Nutrition Focus Group Leader who has has recently been appointed Executive Director at the Urban School Food Alliance in the USA.

The Urban School Food Alliance was created by school foodservice professionals in 2012 to address the unique needs of the nation’s largest school districts. As a nonprofit, they share best practices for the health and wellness of students all over the United States.

The 6th Villarceaux Declaration is now available! Eating City Summer Campus 2018

After 10 days of discussions, workshops, sessions with experts, design-making, the 29 Food Dynamics participating in this year’s Eating City Summer Campus were able to investigate the complex challenges facing food sustainable systems with the understanding that truly sustainable solutions not only take into account biodiversity/soil/water /environment, but also people, culture, economy and the context of a given time and place.

Eating City participates in the closing conference of the MADRE project Launch of the Mediterranean Network on Metropolitan agriculture and food systems

Beginning of June, Maurizio Mariani was in Marseille, France for the restitution of the Intereg European project entitled “MADRE AVITEM”  where partners presented the project’s final results and launched the Mediterranean network on metropolitan agriculture and food systems amongst various cities and stakeholders.

credit photo : Let's Food Cities


It was also the opportunity to meet up with Eating City partners Let’s Food Cities and Milan Urban Food Policy Pact on the exchange of food initiatives on a Mediterranean scale.


More information can be found here

The hidden truth: the history of school public food services’ financial trends Eating City presents its findings to the Italian Senate - via

Eating City’s Director Maurizio Mariani was at the Italian Senate on 27th June to present yearly findings regarding the main financial indicators of Italian and international Public Food Services.

Award-winning American Chef Jamilka Borges to cook at #EC_SC2018! Public Food Service & Sustainable Gastronomic Storytelling

Eating City is very excited to announce that Chef Jamilka Borges from Pittsburgh, PA, USA, who was recently awarded the title of “Chef of the Year” by Pittsburgh Magazine, will be cooking for participants, speakers and staff at this year’s Eating City Summer Campus and interacting with them to foster a new era of sustainable gastronomy.

6th Eating City Summer Campus Call for interest: 6th Eating City Summer Campus – July 31st until August 8th 2018

“Youths & Labor – how and why Food service should be a lever to create job opportunities for the young generation”

Test Application #EC_SC2018 – The 2018 Eating City Summer Campus Call is now open! July 31st to August 8th 2018

“Youths & Labor – how and why food service should be a lever to create job opportunities for the young generation”  #EC_SC2018

Inside the James Beard Foundation’s Annual Food Summit! as told by Ana Puhač, Assistant to the CEO at Eating City

as told by Ana Puhač, Assistant to the CEO at Eating City

On October 23rd and 24th 2017, Eating City staff and some participants of this year’s Summer Campus gathered together in New York City to attend the James Beard Food Summit and the annual James Beard Leadership Awards.

Reading of the 5th “Villarceaux Declaration” at the Mayors’ Summit of the Milan Pact 2017 (MUFPP), in Valencia, Spain

During dinner on October 19th, a youth delegation of the 2017 Eating City Summer Campus read the 5th “Villarceaux Declaration” in front of more than 90 Mayors participating in the MUFPP annual meeting in Valencia, Spain.


This was a great opportunity for our youths to foster their vision for a sustainable food system.  Watch the video!


Eating City Steering Committee member Nicola Robecchi and the Novaterra Foundation created the menu for the dinner, and Katie Wilson introduced the reading.


Discover the delicious, sustainable and seasonal Menu featuring an extract of the Declaration here.


Nicola Robecchi                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nicola Robecchi






Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson

Eating City to read its 5th Declaration at the Mayors’ Summit of the Milan Pact 2017 (MUFPP) IN VALÈNCIA, ON 19, 20, 21 OCTOBER

Eating City will be reading its “5th Villarceaux Declaration” on Sustainable Food Systems (written by 27 Professional Food Dynamics) at the 2017 Annual Gathering and the Mayors’ Summit of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) signatory cities. The event will take place in València, Spain on 19 – 21 October.

Download the programme

Looking back on the Urban Food Policies symposium, 16-18 November 2015 in Montpellier, France UNESCO World Food Systems Chair

The UNESCO World Food Systems Chair symposium organized from 16 to 18 November 2015 in Montpellier, France was the opportunity to explore three levers of strategic action that can be mobilized by cities and urban areas through concrete examples presented by political and technical leaders of urban governments,

  • READ the proceedings onlineEnglish 

Isabelle Lacourt

Isabelle Lacourt, Head of Research and Development at Eating City presented Risteco’s vision on the role of Public Catering.  Indeed,  public catering is a tremendous lever for implementing more effective public food policies and Isabelle give the examples of  Copenhagen, Denmark, and Mouans-Sarthous, France. You can watch the video of Isabelle’s presentation (in French) and download her presentation (in English).


The next International Symposium of UNESCO Chair will be held in Paris on 4, 5 and 6 December 2017 – “Socio-anthropological Perspectives on Urban Food Styles in Africa, Latin America and Asia”.

Registration open early October on:

ISEKI Food Conference 2018 – The Food System Approach – New challenges for Education, Research & Industry 3-5 July 2018 at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany Eating City’s call to action young food dynamics have written a new vision for our broken food system

The Eating City Summer Campus is currently in its 5th year.

In the truly inspiring location of the Bergerie de Villarceaux, near to Paris, 30 young professionals aged 22-32 spent more than a week together learning and sharing their ideas to shift the current food system paradigm leading to a written “declaration” aimed at alerting stakeholders across the whole food system.  “This declaration is a call to action. Critical collaborations, opportunities, and issues are needed to reduce the environmental impact of food, improve food business practices, and increase nutritional consumption.”

Elisabeth T Jones covered this year’s event dedicated sustainable gastronomy and you can read her article which features in the following Food Tank blog post.

The 2017 Eating City Summer Campus Can gastronomy meet sustainability to shape a new vision of public food-services?

The Flagship event of the Eating City International Platform is it’s annual Summer Campus held at “La Bergerie de Villarceaux” which is located 70 kms from Paris.


The 5th edition was dedicated to “gastronomy facing sustainability” and instead of us at Eating City sharing our thoughts on the week, we feel that this article, written by one of the 28 participants, Valentina De Gregorio, IUC Torino Food, Law and Finance Student, gives a more genuine insight.

Read Valentina’s article here

5th Eating City Summer Campus – Gastronomy Facing Sustainability Gastronomy Facing Sustainability, together to share a new vision of public food services.

This 5th edition of the Eating City Summer Campus was dedicated to the theme of “Gastronomy facing Sustainability”.

Find out more about the speakers, the sustainable “cook-off” contest and the work carried out which lead to the writing of a final “Declaration” on sustainable food systems by the participants themselves.

Eating City and “Mon restau responsable” (My Sustainable Restaurant) An important ally for the transistion towards Sustainable Public Food Services

Eating City has been collaborating with Nicolas Hulot’s Foundation for Nature and Mankind for many years now and sends warm congratulations to Nicolas Hulot for his recent nomination as French Ecology Minister.


Eating City Summer Campus 2016 Application Form Challenging from Venice Carnival with the algae spirulina as sustainable food of the future Challenging from Venice Carnival with the algae spirulina as sustainable food of the future During 3 evenings the spirulina is part of the festival of Mattaccino, during Venice Carnival in collaboration with Eating City and La Voie Bleue.

Since the begining, Eating City aims to give life to ideas, to stimulate intellectual dialogue and to foster long term vision on the future of sustainable urban food supply chains worldwide. It is also action-oriented and shows evidences good practices and constructive propositions to shift the paradigm of food system.

In such frame, it introduces spirulina during Venice Carnival as gifted example of sustainable food of the future.


Food policies must be based on a systemic vision.

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.

Eating City Summer Campus 3rd edition The alarm has sounded for a transition in food and agriculture, wake up! A call to sign, from Mediterranean Citizens Assembly Foundation (MCAF)

“The Declaration for a Food and Agriculture Transition in the Mediterranean” of MCAF highlights how decades of disinterest towards Mediterranean food and agriculture is detrimental for the current preparation of future actions to preserve environment, health, jobs, quality of life, culture, for mediterranean populations…

Building innovative food systems and supply chains that can connect producers and consumers EIP AGRI : Agriculture and Innovation

Short Food Supply Chains were at the core of debates of the workshop Cities and Food : Connecting consumers and producers” held in Kraków, Poland on September 21 – 22, 2016. Plenary and breakout sessions focused on different topics: Public procurement for connecting consumers and producers, Education and Awareness on city-region food systems, Infrastructure and logistics for efficient access to city markets, Setting up and funding of short supply chains, business models to access new markets and facilitating and integrating urban and peri-urban producers into the regional food system.


After the launch of MUFPP at EXPO Milan, what is going on? MILAN URBAN FOOD POLICY PACT 2016 ANNUAL GATHERING

On October 13-14  2016, in Rome, Italy,  in the FAO headquarters , for two days,  Mayors and representatives from over 40 signatory cities of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, technical experts and country representatives and other stakeholders met on the occasion of World Food Day to review the progress of the Milan Pact and discuss priorities, results of follow up to the Milan Pact launch one year ago by the city of Milan, present the Milan Pact Awards and discuss and next steps.

How Eating City is creating new pathways for a more Sustainable Food System through links with Higher Education

Today, Higher Education Institutions can, and must play their role in promoting a spirit of innovation and encouraging a sense of responsibility in the transition towards Sustainable Food Systems.
Not only must they work to transfer knowledge between Professors and their students by teaching the concept of sustainability in an integrated and interdisciplinary way, they must also foster an efficient exchange of information and experience between Education & Research on the one hand and enterprises and civil society on the other.

Eating City has understood this challenge well and has teamed up with the I.S.L.E Education for Sustainable Development Network in order to be right at the heart of this important approach.

Climate Chance : why food matters ? A food alliance is needed more than ever to call into action main decision makers.

Despite increasing awareness of climate change, our emissions of greenhouse gases continue on a relentless rise. Even if we stopped emitting all greenhouse gases today, global warming and climate change will continue to affect future generations. Among the main climate risks for human societies: reduced agricultural productivity, heightened water insecurity, increased exposure to extreme weather events, collapse of ecosystems and increased health risks, at least 4 of them will have an immediate impact on rank 2 “Zero Hunger” Millenium development goal.

The unprecedented scale of the Agreement obtained in Paris during COP21 makes it an important milestone to mobilize all the actors of the international community to keep human made global warming less than 2°C – and if possible less than 1,5 °C – in the horizon 2100. It reinforces the core importance of non state actors to find and implement solutions for climate and to meet the objectives of the period 2015-2020. It also open the doors for their participation to the reassessment of States’ indicative contributions in 2018.


Villarceaux Declaration 2016 Together to Share a new Vision of Public Food Services in the European Cities For a regenerative food system : 4th Eating City Summer Campus UNITED 4 FOOD Together to share a new vision of public food services in the European cities

This 4th edition of the summer campus has looked at the relationships between Agro-ecology and Public food Service.

Integrated advocacy for a better food system. We really need to combine our efforts to convince decision makers!

In his last newsletter, Wayne Roberts is presenting a re-elaboration of the potential benefits of City Regional Food Systems, published by the Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit.

Public Food Services a leverage for sustainable food systems The message that Public Food Services should be prioritised among the key urban planning assets still is not convincing enough . Why we signed the Protocol of Lima. Considering food as commons makes us more responsible MANIFEST OF LIMA TO PARIS Appeal to the conscience of the powerful of this world

The Manifest Lima to Paris is a contribution of the South American group, member of the Alliance for Responsible and Sustainable SocietiesThe document will be submitted to the organizing committee of the COP21.

The aim is to: ” “Propose the urgent adoption a “Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities”.  Such Declaration will govern the relations between states and peoples, will be shared promoted to all sectors of society and will be the basis of international laws of responsibility. There are indispensable to acknowledge our interdependencies and make us, people of the world, a community of destiny.”

Sign and endorse the Manifest!

Launch of “Mensa Civica” in Spain Eating City has participated to the constitutive assembly of Mensa Civica on November 20th in Zaragoza.

This event brought together not less than 90 people belonging to more than 60 economic, social and professional organizations, carrying out activities within food and catering business. They have approved the founding Manifesto of Mensa Civica, the statutes of the association and the creation of a group of 6 people responsible for driving the  chargées de piloter the operational launching. Participants gave themselves until December 31st before this new network is going full force.



“Make food, no war” Souk el Tayeb has recently broaden its field of experience to the syrian refugee camps in Lebanon.

In these troubled and difficult times, when terrorism is trying, where possible, to impose fear and division, our duty is to show that solidarity is a hopeful and life-giving value.

Since the launch of Eating City platform in 2010, we have invited two times Kamal Mouzawak, to speak about Souk el Tayeb project in Beyrouth.  Based on this talk we wrote a case study in 2011 and we also asked him to make a lecture in 2014, during the second edition of the summer campus, on the thematic of food systems in Euro Med area. Today, the significance of projects following such dynamic, in the refugees camps in Syria seems to us inspiring and meaningful.

An enlightening food experience in Italy By Ana Maria Rivero Santos

Here is a post from Ana Maria Rivero Santos, a Colombian researcher on food sovereignty who participated to the third Eating City Summer Campus. Before coming back to her country she had the opportunity to attend three events where food was at the core of the debate : “Terra Madre – We Feed the Planet” – WFTP-in Milan, the 7th Sustainable Food Planning Conference – AESOP 2015 and the 3rd World Forum on Local Economic Development – LED Forum;  she accepted to share some of her impressions.

Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life: what will remain? The legacy of these 6 months focusing on sustainable food systems : no change of paradigm without transparency and local development, making people a priority in the new economical system.

When Eating City platform 2010-2014 was launched, 2015 has been highlighted as the year of Expo, an exceptional opportunity to foster global conversation on sustainable food issues, always focusing on the need to get ready to deliver a clear message during EXPO time.

The Milan Food Policy Pact : how do cities feed themselves? To rethink the urban food system and make it more equitable and sustainable

In July 2014, the Municipality of Milan and Fondazione Cariplo signed an agreement aimed at developing an innovative five-year term project about city’s Food Policy, with the objective to coordinate all policies dealing with food from different perspectives: community, welfare, education, environment, well-being and international relations.

The city has been strongly advocating an international protocol: the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact is going to be one of the most important legacies of Expo 2015.
More than 100 cities signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact presented to the UN secretary general.

Here is an interview of the Mayor of Milan, Giuliano Pisapia made in February 2015 and published in the dossier on City Food Policies prepared for the portal CITEGO

Calling for a convergence between the law of Nature and the law of Mankind "From seeing the world as a machine to understanding it as a network of communities"

Extracts from the review of the Essay : “The Ecology of Law – Toward a Legal System in Tune with Nature and Community” by Fritjof Capra and Ugo Mattei

Read the original paper by Alagie Jingkang

EC Youth in Action network events Events occuring within the network of EC Youth in Action Eat-in There is a story behind every pot

Event reported by Sizwe Nyuka. Eat-In, hosted by Ikhaya Garden and Ekasi project green, supported by Slow Food Youth Network.


Inputs gathered during the conference Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society Rome, September 14-17 , 2015


Kick-off launch of the project ‘CAP, What’s cooking?’ Official launch during We feed the planet in Milan, october 4th

The Groupe de Bruges will officially launch its latest project ‘CAP What’s cooking?. Recipes for understanding the Common Agricultural Policy’’, in close collaboration with the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) and the European Young Farms Organisation (CEJA).  The event will host a mix of cookery demonstrations, farmers’ portraits and presentations on the relation between food, farming and the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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Eating City Summer Campus 2015: the conclusion How the 10 day adventure changed our lives

In a few hours the adventure will come to a conclusion, so many mixed feelings, their intensity matching the intensity of those last ten days. We shared life experiences, academic backgrounds, opinions, great meals in that magical space called La Bergerie de Villarceaux.

Villarceaux declaration 2015 United for Food: the impact of our daily food system into the four natural elements.

I’m proud to introduce the third Villarceaux Declaration “United 4 Food” and I invite you to sign after reading the document.

We are 42 young people from 34 countries spanning five continents. We hold a wide range of perspectives: we are chefs, farmers, gastronomists, lawyers, students and researchers in environmental, food and social sciences, urban planning, economics, and communication.

#EC_SC2015 Video Day 4 Video Tutorials Newsletter Subscribe PopUP Subscription Confirmed Thank You Newsletter Thank You Pages Eating City: urban food policies Why we should speak about it Eating City’s collaboration with the portal “Restauration collective responsable” Eating City participates to the new portal of responsible public food service launched by the Foundation Nicolas Hulot.

As public food service has been until now the poor relation of catering, far behind gourmet restaurants, today, the race for sustainability could be a chance to restore the status of such service and to highlight the cooking qualifications of these professional chefs required to prepare good and nutrient meals, lowering environmental impacts and with a limited budget.

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International University College of Turin EYCA Città del Bio Groupe de Bruges The program A Learning by Doing Experience of Social Dialogue

Guiding Principles:

  • Leadership Development : Communication, critical reflection, action planning, and more…
  • Experiential Learning: Hands-on, collaborative, and participatory reflection process
  • Food Systemic Thinking: An interdisciplinary study of Food Systems Sustainability
Message to Matteo Renzi Eating City Summer Campus – 2014 August 12th – 19th – day 6 Eating City Summer Campus – 2014 August 12th – 19th – day 5 Eating City Summer Campus – 2014 August 12th – 19th – day 4 Eating City Summer Campus – 2014 August 12th – 19th – day 3 Eating City Summer Campus – 2014 August 12th – 19th – day 2 Eating City Summer Campus – 2014 August 12th – 19th – day 1 Eating City : Sustainable Food Chain and Collective Catering An Eating City Conference in Guangzhou.

This meeting has occured within a long activity of dialogue, started in 1995, between FPH, the Rural Development Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, based in Beijing and lately with Risteco.

Among the main steps of this process of dialogue: the visits in Shandong in 2006 and 2008, the international conferences in Ningxia in 1999, 2009, 2010, in Beijing in 2010, the workshop organised in Turin within the second edition of China Europe in 2007, the participation of a chinese delegation in Terra Madre event in 2008, in Turin and to the first international conference of Eating City organised in Rome in 2010.

Food Safety & Sustainability in Emergent Countries The first Eating City Event in Albania.

The City of Tirana in the frame of Eating City International Platform organized a 2 days event (June 13-14, 2014) related to Food safety and Food Sustainability in European Emerging Countries, Balkan Countries included.


Good waste management and wastage prevention Good waste management and wastage prevention : two basic requirements in sustainable public food service

In a report that has been published in 2010, the European Union considers that 89 millions of tons of food are wasted every year in Europe, of which 14% by Public Food Service. The FAO has published a study in 2011 that shows a similar worldwide trend, with specific differences according to waste related to food production and consumption in the different countries…

United 4 food! 3rd Eating City Summer Campus The impact of our daily food system into the 4 natural elements

In the year of EXPO Milan, the Eating City Summer Campus has welcome 42 young participants from all over the world, aged 22-28, involved any aspect related to food. This year participants reflected on the sustainability of food systems by looking at the four elements: water, air, earth and fire.

Read the article and support the declaration

Urban Food Policies: for an Urban/Rural Symbiosis "If planners are not conscious [of food issues], then their impact is negative, not neutral." Kami Pothukuchi

Since the launch of its Manifesto, in 2010, Eating City has been promoting a reflection about the relevance of urban food policies.

Case study : Copenhagen Cas d’étude : Paris Eating City Summer Campus – 2013 July 27th – August 3rd Eating and Talking in the Square, Turin, June 2nd 2013 Gaspillage bon samaritain Terre citoyenne Consortium Risteco Les impacts environnementaux liés à la production des déchets de la restauration collective

Le problème causé par la surproduction des déchets est le revers de la médaille de notre modèle de consommation. Ce n’est pas un hasard si l’Union Européenne en fait une des priorités, exhortant chacun de nous à penser et repenser à la quantité de déchets que nous produisons, de façon directe ou indirecte.

Scrutari XML Export Cas d’étude : Genève La logistique des Filières Courtes et Durables Evaluation de la valeur ajoutée sociale, économique de la Filière Courte et Durable.

On confond trop souvent logistique et transport. La logistique est une activité de service très complexe, qui englobe l’activité de transport, limitée à la mise en œuvre physique du mouvement des marchandises. La logistique de la filière alimentaire est aujourd’hui principalement gérée par les grossistes et les distributeurs qui s’approvisionnent à une échelle mondiale et ont su, sur la base d’un volume d’échange important, construire un système de gestion des flux (information et transport) très performant qui leur permet d’optimiser au mieux la logistique de distribution.

Alors, pourquoi remettre en question un système aussi efficace, qui garantit un approvisionnement simple, diversifié, à un prix accessible?

Food for Care. Care for Food An Eating City workshop about raising the sustainability of food provision in Hospitals and Care Homes

The amount of food being used for meals in the care sector – hospitals, care homes and home meal services – is huge. The standard way meal provisions in this sector has been organized over the last decades comes with a lot of sustainability issues. Big scale, industrialized production is demanding cheap, non-environmentally friendly methods. Products are sourced from all over the world, selected for their price, ignoring the costs of all the extra transport resulting from this process. Fresh food on the plate has become an exception rather than the rule, with implications for the taste and the well-being of consumers in hospitals, care homes and at home. Food waste within the care industry has grown dramatically.

Food & Work in Mediterranean Regions

The city eats. It eats food, but also it consumes the land needed to produce it. The flows created by an urban settlement in relation to its food requirements are very intense, important and of course inevitable Sustainability regards all aspects ranging from production, processing, distribution and logistics.

1st Eating City Summer Campus Together to share a new vision of the agri-food supply chain into the cities of Europe.

Why a Summer Campus?

Implementing food sustainability means a deep conversion of the whole food supply chain, largely based on replacing industrialized & standardized products by man know-how.

Consequently, training is one of the main tools promoted by the participants of all Eating City workshops so far. Especially, training for young people : our future decision makers. For this reason within the project Eating City has been launched the idea to organize a summer campus open to young European farmers and chefs in order to increase their awareness and vision about sustainable food systems; to create a new generation of future decision makers able to take into account social, cultural and environmental value and to place people at the center of economy.

The Dialogue Process Eating City social dialogue road map

Dialogue process is engaged for the construction of a new economic paradigm where human labor is at the center of economy and  environment is taken into account among the other entrepreneurial decision variables, in order to develop a new culture of doing Business.

City Food Policy: Farmers, Citizens and Workers Enhancing inclusion, innovation and sustainability in food planning.

As cities expand, the needs of farmers, citizens and workers increased in urban as well as in rural areas. While impacts of the food and financial crisis affect both rural and urban populations, the urban poor have been among the hardest hit. Citizens are almost exclusively dependent on food purchases and variations in food prices and income directly translate into diminished purchasing power and rising rates of food insecurity, thus compromising dietary quantity and quality. The issues linked with urban food policy call for a framework integrating a wide range of sustainable food and agriculture system elements into a community at a site, or neighbourhood or on city region wide scale.

The workshop has involved stakeholders (e.g, actors of food chain, scholars, and authorities) to share views and practices in order to draw lessons for inclusive, innovative and sustainable food urban planning.

They wrote  a Rome’s declaration addressed to the European MEPs and decision makers in view of future elections in UE Parliament.

The Partners

Eating City Summer Campus partners can be involved in one or more steps of the process, for instance to find candidates or to participate in the organization of the campus.

The Venue An inspiring oecocenter near Paris EC Ambassador Program What is the Summer Campus «We are ready to play our part in this task, if it is not us, who else? If it is not now, when?»

The core purpose of Eating City summer campus is to build understanding and trust around complex and challenging issues related to urban food systems among young generations in order to create lasting networks, and define real solutions, either small or large, that participants can implement in their future careers for the betterment of society as a whole and for personal growth. 

Eating City Videos The videos produced by the Eating City platform

These videos are made to document best practices or to interview the participants of different events performed within Eating City framwork. They are also available on the Eating City channel (YouTube)

Newsletter Read our Newsletters Reports Each report summarizes all the exchanges during the meeting. Publications and Essays To contribute to in-depth conversations on sustainable food systems Eating City Special Events Eating and Talking in the square: to disseminate Eating city culture

“Eating and Talking in the Square” is born to facilitate the dialogue and increase citizens’ awareness on the future of food systems, with particular attention to metropoles, more and more crowded, energy intensive, which want to become smart cities.

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Workshops & Conferences Social Dialogue for a more sustainable Food Supply Chain

The aim of the Eating City platform is to create opportunities of international meeting, to elaborate case studies and 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 operators and buyers.

Intervista a Don Ciotti presented al Eating Torino City

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Home Page Contact Partnerships and collaborations Eating City's partners Eating City Manifesto The city eats. It eats food, but also it consumes the land needed to produce it. The flows created by an urban settlement in relation to its food requirements are very intense, important and of course inevitable. Mission and vision Together to share a new vision of public foodservices

2nd Eating City Summer Campus – a new vision of the agri-food supply chain into Euro-mediterranean cities Together to share a new vision of the agri-food supply chain into the Euro-mediterranean cities.

Towards a shift of paradigm of our daily Food System: From Commodities to Common Goods

Summer Campus

Edition after edition, Eating City Summer Campuses involve youths and entrust them with the writing of a common “declaration” on what their vision and priorities to build up sustainable food systems are.  You can read more about the six previous Summer Campuses below..

2012-11-Bruxelles_EC-Workshop_Maurizio-Mariani 2011-03_Conference-Rome_Antonis-Constantinou_Food-work-mediterranean-regions 2011-03_Conference-Rome_Pierre-Calame_ec2011_EN 2011-03_Conference-Rome_Habiba-Wassef_Diets-and-sustainability 2011-03_Conference-Rome_Lino-Volpe_Developpment-durable 2011-03_Conference-Rome_Ilario-Perotto_Consumi-alimentari-occupazione 2011-03_Conference-Rome_Remo-Ciucciomei_Impresa-di-valore La logistique des filières courtes et durables 2011-03_Conference-Rome_Enzo-Risso_flussi-migratori 2011-03_Conference-Rome_Antonia-Trichopoulou_Greek-Experience EC SUMMER CAMPUS 2014 FINAL CALL EATING CITY SUMMER CAMPUS PARTICIPANTS DOSSIER FINAL City Food Policy: Farmers, Citizens and Workers EC SC 2017 CALL EC SC 2017 CALL Souk el Tayeb in Beirut : a Farmers’ Market in Lebanon The potential of food service to deliver sustainable food. Un défi à la mesure du futur “Institut de la ville durable” 2012-11-Bruxelles_EC-Workshop_Anne-Sophie-Bouveret 2012-11-Bruxelles_EC-Workshop_h2life 2012_03_Paris-Workshop_Maurizio-Mariani 2012_03_Paris-Workshop_Sabine-Vigneron 2012_03_Paris-Workshop_Eric-Lepecheur 2012_03_Paris-Workshop_Michela-Zanardi 2012_03_Paris-Workshop_Laska-ten-Kate Les impacts environnementaux liés à la production des déchets de la restauration collective (français) 2012-11-Bruxelles_EC-Workshop_Thierry-Mareschal 2012-11-Bruxelles_EC-Workshop_William-Mairesse 2012-11-Bruxelles_EC-Workshop_Nathalie-Carthonnet3 The potential of food services to deliver sustainable food – SHORT Food for care – Care for food German Translation 7. Declaration 2013_08 declaration de villarceaux france Download Eating City : Sustainable Food Chain and Collective Catering Download 2012_12_Amsterdam-Workshop_Marco-Wisse_Mooiemaaltijd 2012_12_Amsterdam-Workshop_Penny-Beauchamp_Sustainable-food-provision 2012_12_Amsterdam-Workshop_Mathieu-Van-der-Maat_Academic-Medical-Centre Download 2012_12_Amsterdam-Workshop_Jan-Willhem_Vroegop-Windig 2012_12_Amsterdam-Workshop_Michela-Zanardi_Multicenter-Study-Nutritional-Surveillance Food and Religions in public food service Campagna Amica: Italian Network of Food Direct Sales City Food Policies, Securing our daily bread in an urbanizing World, Edition Le Château , ISBN 978-88-7637-1868 Sustainable Food Chain and Collective Catering Food for Care – Care for Food La Logistique des filières courtes et durables (français) Eating City Report Bruxelles 2012 Gestion des dechets en restauration collective des exemples europeens Roberto Cavallo workshop constantine 2014 Gestion des dechets dans la restauration collective reduction des impacts Emanuela Rosio Production des déchets causes et solutions Isabelle Lacourt Workshop Constantine 2014 Ecologie industrielle et théories des pratiques sociales Loic Leray Worshop Constantine 2014 Comportements de gaspillage en restauration collective Maxime Sebbane Workshop Constantine 2014 Bonne gestion des déchets et lutte contre le gaspillage : deux exigences de la restauration collective durable Agir contre le gaspillage alimentaire en restauration collective: le cas de l’Algérie. 2014 EatingCity Report Workshop Tirana Eating City Summer Campus 2 declaration Villarceaux 2014 def signed Declaration 2015 original version Eating City Conference canton final report Eating City conference canton Maurizio Mariani Eating City conference canton Emily Sandusky Eating City conference canton Sylvie Puissant Eating City conference canton Siddartha Eating City conference canton The Dao Eating city conference canton andrea ivaldi eating City conference canton li suru eating City conference canto tan xuewen Eating city conference canton lanzhou report eating city conference canton lanzhou project Eating City Report Constantine 2014 La Ville qui mange, Editions Charles Léopold Mayer (ECLM), ISBN:978-2-84377-167-5 AGURB2015 Call for Eating City SUMMER CAMPUS 2015 Program 3rd Eating City summer Campus Eating City Villarceaux declaration 2015 LR declaration villarceaux espagnol program AESOP Turin 2015 report event Eat in September 26 2015 declaration villarceaux espagnol declaration villarceaux bosnian declaration villarceaux bosnian City Food Policies, Securing our daily bread in an urbanizing world, Edited by Le Château, ISBN 978-88-7637-186 8 Eating City Summer campus 2015 agenda Energy assessment in food systems by Alessandro Cerutti Energy assessment in food systems by Alessandro Cerutti Food in climate change mitigation and adaptation by Lucka Kaifez Bogataj The need for sustainable food production systems by Boris Boincean The need for sustainable food production systems by Boris Boincean Food and Commons by Giuseppe Mastruzzo Public food by Robin Gourlay Milan Food Policy by Stefania Amato GdB Independent network on European Agricultural and Rural Policies by Bart Soldaat Program of 3rd Eating City Summer Campus declaration villarceaux dutch read the final declaration in Portuguese declaration villarceaux espagnol declaration villarceaux italian City Food Policies – 5 levers of action to foster the necessary paradigm shift in our food system Flyer LED Turin October 13_16 declaration villarceaux romanian declaration villarceaux espagnol declaration villarceaux francais declaration villarceaux catalan 2 declaration villarceaux greek declaration villarceaux chinese declaration villarceaux vietnamese City food Policy, dossier disponible sur: ADI PIEMONTE 2015 PROG Press release SET projects aug 015 Lausanne_Restauration_collective_durable_Flyer_seminaire Lausanne_Programme_table_ronde_restauration collective durable EC SUMMER CAMPUS 2016 CALL 2016 Alessandro Cerutti slides EC SUMMER CAMPUS 2016 CALL brochure-campus-2016 ProgramECSC2016 2016 Karen G presentation 2016 Betina BM slides VILLARCEAUX DECLARATION 2016 villarceaux-declaration-2016-lv-original villarceaux-declaration-2016-croatian villarceaux-declaration-2016-czech villarceaux-declaration-2016-deutsch villarceaux-declaration-2016-finnish villarceaux-declaration-2016-lithuanian villarceaux-declaration-2016-french villarceaux-declaration-2016-italian villarceaux-declaration-2016-dutch EC SC 2017 CALL Partners Villarceaux declaration 2016 portughese mb EC SC 2017 CALL EC SC 2017 CALL EC SC 2017 CALL declaration-transition-agroalimentaire-fr-20161121 declaracion-transicion-agroalimentaria-es-20161121ón-Transición-Agroalimentaria.-ES.-20161121.pdf declaration-food-and-agricultural-transition-en-20161121 city food policies paper 1 ECSC2017 Brochure FR 5e Déclaration de Villarceauxéclaration-de-Villarceaux.pdféclaration-de-Villarceaux-pdf.jpg the 5th villarceaux declaration 2017 IT 5a Dichiarazione Villarceaux PT – 5th Villarceaux declaration Anya Hultberg Katie Wilson Egidio Dansero FLYER VALENCIA ECSC 2018 CALL ECSC2018 Brochure and Program ECSC CALL 2019 ECSC CALL 2019 ECSC CALL 2019 ECSC CALL 2019 – V2 ECSC2019 Agenda The 7th Villarceaux Declaration.pdf Eating City Ambassador Program constitution paper 2020 EC Governance model 2019 EC Focus Groups Rules & Guidance PP FGCC 1 Food&Climate Change PP FGSN 1 Sustainable Nutrition PP FGPFS 1 1 Public Fooservice EU VS VIRUS DRAFT PROJET EC (1) EC YOUTHS STATEMENT FOR EUVSVIRUS HACKATHON EC BOARD STATEMENT FOR EUVSVIRUS HACKATHON EC DIRECTOR STATEMENT FOR EUVS VIRUS HACKATHON EC DIRECTOR STATEMENT FOR EUVS VIRUS HACKATHON EC DIRECTOR SPEECH EUVSVIRUS WEBINAIR EC BOARD STATEMENT FOR EUVSVIRUS HACKATHON EC DIRECTOR SPEECH EUVSVIRUS WEBINAIR Italian Position paper -La Mensa Bene Comune The international version – Italian school canteen as a common good FOOD WAVE WS AGENDA FOOD WAVE WS CALL pre def FOOD WAVE WS AGENDA pre def FOOD WAVE WS RULES GUIDANCE pre def ECFW application form pre def M MARIANI Out of home food consumption E MONGE Impact of our Food system N ROBECCHI How Gastronomy can help REPORT FOOD WAVE WORKSHOP 1 – 2020 FOOD WAVE WS RULES GUIDANCE_DEF FOOD WAVE WS AGENDA_DEF FOOD WAVE WS CALL_DEF ECFW application form pre def 100% bio Montpon Agenda Participant’s Handbook Participant’s list