FoodSHIFT2030 - Food System Hubs Innovating towards Fast Transition by 2030

Duration: 01.01.2020 – 30.12.2023


Contracting authority: EU Horizon 2020 program, European Union


Contact: Dominique Barjolle, Regine Berges, Roberta Centonze

The FoodSHIFT2030 project is on transforming the European food system towards a low carbon circular future and applies a ground-breaking mechanism for maturing, combining, upscaling and multiplying sustainable food system innovations. The project features a strong multi-actor consortium with 31 partners composed of local governments, SMEs, NGOs, universities, research institutions and network partners, including agrathaer.


The citizen-driven food system transition will be initiated in “FoodSHIFT Accelerator Laboratories” in 9 front-runner city-regions, Berlin being one among others. Others are: Greater Athens, Avignon, Barcelona, Bari, Brasov, Greater Copenhagen, Oostende and Wroclaw. Each lab will work on maturing, combining and upscaling existing food system innovations within a specific innovation focus. Their experiences will be shared with 27 follower city-regions all around Europe.


agrathaer leads the work on multiplying the impact of the food system innovations. This will be done by enabling knowledge exchange at different stages:


  • between the 9 front-runners cities,
  • between the 9 front-runners and the 27 follower cities and
  • through existing networks for sustainable cities in Europe even beyond the project duration.


agrathaer also supports the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) with assisting the Berlin Food Policy Council and THF Vision with implementing the Berlin Laboratory.


The project is coordinated by the University of Copenhagen.


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