With over 200 signatories, the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) has been the leading community in urban food policy knowledge sharing since launching in 2015. Now, the City of Milan is scaling up the transformation of food systems with the Food Trails project.

Food Trails, a four-year EU-funded Horizon 2020 project, brings together a consortium of 19 partners to enable the shared design of pilot activities in 11 cities across Europe. EAT is one of the partners implementing the project.

Food Trails aims to enable cities to reimagine, develop and implement sustainable, healthy and inclusive food policies. Each of the 11 partner cities runs a pilot project, a Living Lab, a space for work, dialogue and collaboration to foster innovation, connect local key stakeholders, and collect evidence to support urban policy change in food. Living Labs seek to co-design and co-implement food actions integrated with other local sectoral work and aligned with the Farm to Fork EU Strategy and the priorities of the EU-FOOD2030 Policy: nutrition, climate, circularity and innovation. The pilots will create a body of evidence to support urban food policy developments in the 11 participating cities.

The project works to translate the MUFPP’s commitment to integrated urban food policies into measurable and long-term progress towards sustainable food systems in Europe, involving 21 follower cities worldwide.

Cities are paying more attention to food policy and the farm-to-fork process, and global events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and global warming are revealing the vulnerability of our food system. The time is right for cities to share insights, knowledge, and radical ideas to look at how we interact with our food in an urban setting.


Learn about the Food2030 Project Family and its joint policy brief, “Long-term Living Lab Support towards Food System Transformation” here.


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The FOOD TRAILS project has been funded by Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement n. 101000812. For more information, please visit: https://foodtrails.milanurbanfoodpolicypact.org/