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Workshop: Food citizenship and building engagement for food system transformation

March 29, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+0

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Workshop: Food citizenship and building engagement for food system transformation

29 March, 14-15.30 CET (13-14.30 GMT)


Join this participatory online workshop coordinated by Food Matters and Sustain on citizen engagement, as part of a new series of online training.


Following on from the first workshop, Governance and Food Strategy in December, this new workshop invites participants to consider citizen involvement as a key ingredient to transforming the food system.


Engaging citizens can improve the delivery and quality of policy and programmes and bring about greater transparency, accountability and social inclusion. Despite its importance, some food partnerships and food councils struggle to meaningfully involve citizens, particularly when governance structures and policy are driven by local government. The purpose of this session is to share our experiences of where this has worked well, and perhaps less well, so that we can improve the way we build a stronger sense of food citizenship in the municipalities where we work.


This workshop is open to local food partnerships or councils who are new to FoodSHIFT and would like to join the FoodSHIFT network, as well as those who participate in the first workshop on Governance and Food Strategy. Attendees will be invited to join the FoodSHIFT2030 email forum, a unique platform for all those involved in the project, to share questions, expertise, information and more, as we continue to build the movement for food system change across Europe!



We will be sharing FoodSHIFT resources as well as other useful materials.

We will have presentations with case studies from a municipality and a community initiative that are involving citizens in their ambitious plans to transform the food landscape in their place. We will have breakout sessions for interactive activities, providing an opportunity for attendees to work and learn alongside like-minded people from places around Europe.


Speakers include:

  • Kathy Belpaeme, City of Oostende, Belgium, FoodSHIFT FAL
  • Chris Walsh, Kindling Farm, Manchester, UK
  • Maarten Crivits, ILVO
  • Anita Beblek and Annika Frühbeißer, Agrathaer
  • Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming
  • Food Matters


Spaces are limited. Please note this is the 2nd of a series of 4 workshops, from now until end of 2023. Stay tuned for future workshop announcements.


Please note this is the 2nd of a series of 4 workshops until end of 2023. Please stay tuned for future workshop announcements. Thank you!




March 29, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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