Circular FoodShift in the Baltic countries
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Circular FoodShift

PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
3 Climate-neutral societies
objective
3.1 Circular economy
Project type
Small Project
Implementation
August 2023 - July 2025

Circular FoodShift

The project Circular FoodShift helps authorities in rural and peri-urban municipalities transform food models with less food waste at schools and gastronomy and new businesses upcycling food and food waste.
Project summary

The current conventional food system has supported a fast-growing population and fuelled economic development and urbanisation. However, these productivity gains have come at environmental cost, and today’s model is not fit to meet tomorrow’s longer term needs neither locally nor globally. Changing our food system to one based on the principles of the circular economy is one of the most powerful initiatives we can do to tackle climate change and preserve biodiversity. Various regional municipalities across the Baltics have put food and sustainability as a priority in their long term regional strategic plans. However, the lack of awareness, experience and competencies and how to work with circular economy at the regional and local municipality level, and the bottom-up collaboration scarcity, have become impediments on the development of resilient and sustainable food regions. Municipalities need collaboration, partnership, knowledge and understanding about "circular economy for food" program models, implementation methods, tools, evaluation, and policy development. This project suggests an efficient way to do this in the Baltic countries, by reinforcing cross-sector cooperation and accelerate the development of sustainable food systems in rural and peri-urban areas; this to be able to meet the needs of the growing urban population, the nutritional health problems and the increase of gastronomy tourism in the region.

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Budgets

Circular FoodShift
in numbers.
  • 0.50
    Million
    Total
  • 0.40
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway
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35 Benefitting organisations 1 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 9 Organisationsin the project

Circular FoodShift
in numbers.

  • 58.37688534999999526.716865143718564
  • 54.723355925.3380012
  • 56.690293823.7853409
  • 56.939306124.0693444
Lead partnerAssociation of Municipalities of Tartu County
  • Town
    Tartu
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
Total partner budget
139,664.00
Sustainable Gastro
  • Town
    Vilnius
  • Region
  • Country
    Lithuania
  • Region
    Vilniaus apskritis
Total partner budget
115,952.00
Aalborg University
  • Town
    Aalborg (Denmark)
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Nordjylland
Total partner budget
127,033.20
Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre
  • Town
    Ozolnieki
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Zemgale
Total partner budget
58,675.40
Green Liberty
  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Rīga
Total partner budget
58,675.40

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Events

25
April
Circular Business Models in Gastronomy session 2
Project: Circular FoodShift
Virtual Meeting
25. April 2024
15:30 - 16:30 (EEST)
14-15
May
Dynamic Food Procurement Days
Project: Circular FoodShift
Physical Meeting
14. - 15. May 2024
09:00 - 16:30 (EEST)
    20
    March
    Circular Business Models in Gastronomy session 1
    Project: Circular FoodShift
    Virtual Meeting
    20. March 2024
    15:00 - 16:30 (EET)

      Videos

      Ep.1 What is the circular economy of food?
      Video 1 of 2
      Ep.2 Reducing food waste in school cantering
      Video 2 of 2