Food Wave supports 10 project ideas led by Municipalities and targeting Young People, all over Europe! - Food Wave

Food Wave supports 10 project ideas led by Municipalities and targeting Young People, all over Europe!

20 May 2022


Ten Projects were selected for the first round of this years’ Food Wave Call for proposals directed to Municipalities and Cities! The Food Wave project will fund the selected proposals up to 3.750 Euro and these will directly involve young people – between 15 and 35 years old – in five EU Countries (Belgium, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary and The Netherlands).

The initiative is coordinated by ALDA with the collaboration of the project partners and in synergy with the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) with the aim to support grass-root initiatives in the field of climate-friendly food consumption behaviors.

The main themes that will be 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 fairy food. 

On the other hand the main activities that will be implemented by the municipalities include communication activities, cooking workshops, promotion and dissemination activities, awareness raising activities, training and learning-by-doing activities, art projects and initiatives and  initiatives against food waste.

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 localisation and to 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 first wave of this years’ call are: 

Name Country and territory where the project would be implemented
City of Schaerbeek Belgium – Schaerbeek
City of Trento Italy – Trento
City of Purmerend Netherlands – Purmerend
Municipality of 7th District of Budapest Hungary – Budapest area
City of Szob Hungary – Szob
City of Benedikt Slovenia – Benedikt
City of Razkrižje Slovenia – Razkrižje
City of Etterbeek Belgium – Etterbeek
City of Kungota Slovenia – Kungota
City of Hajdina Slovenia – Hajdina