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 ready to scale 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 from across Europe, and better co-create urban food policy. Launching on World Food Day (October 16, 2020), the project aims to make the farm-to-fork journey sustainable, empower communities, promote a zero-waste use of resources, support environmentally-friendly behaviour change, and ensure healthy and secure diets. These goals tie into the European Union’s Food 2030 work.

EAT is one of the partners implementing the project. Together with universities and stakeholders, the participating cities will co-design pilot actions that can serve as leverage points for the development of Food 2030 policies, while involving 21 follower cities worldwide. This will be achieved by translating the MUFPP’s commitment to integrated urban food policies into measurable and long-term progress towards sustainable food systems in Europe.

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.

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 Food Trails is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project. For more information, please visit: https://foodtrails.milanurbanfoodpolicypact.org/