Six new project ideas led by Municipalities awarded through our call for proposals - Food Wave

Six new project ideas led by Municipalities awarded through our call for proposals

29 July 2022


6 new projects were selected in the Second Food Wave Call for proposals directed to Municipalities and Cities! The Food Wave project will fund the selected proposals up to 3.750 Euro, directly involving young people – between 15 and 35 years old – in six EU countries. 


The Food Wave Call for Proposals, coordinated by ALDA with the collaboration of the project partners and in synergy with the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), aims to involve smaller youth organizations and local authorities in realizing actions promoting climate-friendly food consumption behaviors. 


The main themes addressed by the funded proposals are: sustainable diets to reduce the impact on the planet and protect human rights, fight against food waste, sustainable food education and knowledge sharing/dissemination, local alternative food systems, local producer and territorial market, fight against climate change and equal access to healthy, sustainable and fair food. 


The main activities that will be implemented by the municipalities include, among others, communication, promotion of good practices, cooking workshops, thematic visits, flash mobs, awareness-raising public events, initiatives in schools, art contests, and initiatives against food waste.


After the First Call for Proposals in March saw the selection of ten projects in five EU countries, the Second one was held in June and saw the selection of six projects in six different EU countries (Italy, France, Greece, Hungary, Portugal and Spain), mainly focused on promoting sustainable practices, local alternative food systems, and knowledge sharing.


The activities carried out by the municipalities will involve a large number of stakeholders – from Universities and local schools to associations and local CSOs, effectively mobilizing and engaging more than 8.000 young people in their local communities.


Through the territorial actions promoted by the selected applicants, the project is contributing to the SDGs localization and the implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, with a specific focus on fighting hunger (SDG 2), contributing to economic growth and decent work opportunities (SDG 8), promoting responsible consumption and production patterns (SDG 12), building sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and contributing to the climate action starting from the territorial level (SDG 13). 


The Cities chosen for the second wave of this year’s call are: 


            Country and territory where the project would be implemente


City of Vimianzo 

Spain – Vimianzo

City of Óbuda-Békásmegyer, Budapest District III

Hungary – Budapest area

City of Pollica

Italy – Pollica

City of Campolide

Portugal – Campolide

City of Palaio Faliro 

Greece – Palaio Faliro

City of Ploeuc L’Hermitage

France – Ploeuc L’Hermitage