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Workshop: Driving change in food policy and practise at a local level

October 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+0

4 October, 15-16.30 CET / 14-15.30 GMT & UK / 10-11.30 EDT

In this final FoodSHIFT workshop organised by Sustain and facilitated by Food Matters we look at several movements around the globe shaping a place-based approach to food, offer participants an opportunity to discuss how to drive change in food policy and practise at a local level and learn from movements across the globe.

We will hear from sub-national food policy work happening across hundreds of cities and states in the US and loosely coordinated by the Food Policy Networks project. We will hear from the Bristol Food Network in the UK and learn how they managed to get their local mayor on board. And as the FoodSHIFT2030 project wraps up this year, it will be celebrating its impact and hosting its Policy Conference in Brussels 26 of October. What messages does the project hope to communicate to the EU Commission about local place-based partnerships and what changes would it like to see?

We will invite participants to explore what is driving change in food policy and practise in their local area, and to look for similarities and differences with other cities and places.

This will be a participatory workshop with breakout sessions and other opportunities for participants to input, share and network with like-minded people from places around Europe. We will be sharing FoodSHIFT resources as well as other useful materials.


  • Sub-national food policy work in the US – Anne Palmer, Food Policy Networks project, John Hopkins Centre for a Livable Future
  • Celebrating FoodSHIFT achievements and vision to policy makers – Luke Schafer and Christian Bugge Henriksen, Coordinators of FoodSHIFT 2030
  • Impact of a place-based approach to food in Bristol – Heloise Balme, Bristol Food Network


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October 4, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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