While isolated initiatives on food have proved that change is possible, building a common voice at the local level is essential for a real change of paradigm. This is the role of the “city food maker”, an emerging skill profile that is key to foster systemic change, supporting local policy makers. In the context of Food Wave, this event aims at raising awareness among youth about the complexity of food systems, the related impact on climate change and about the necessity of engaging all stakeholders to bring forward long-lasting change. This workshop has been registered as a EU Green Week partner event.
The Risteco-Eating City Platform has an international reach with truly global connections working with young professionals, academics and influencers in the food sector with a particular focus on public food service which means those businesses, civic institutions, and companies responsible for meals prepared outside the home including restaurants, schools and hospitals and in many other publicly funded situations.