Cities 2030 Main Goal
The main goal of CITIES2030 is to create a future proof and effective UFSE via a connected structure centered in the citizen, built on trust, with partners encompassing the entire UFSE.
CITIES2030 commit to work towards the transformation and restructuring of the way systems produce, transport and supply, recycle and reuse food in the 21st century. CITIES2030 vision is to connect short food supply chains, gathering consumers, strategic and complement industry partners, the civil society, promising start-ups and enterprises, innovators and visionary thinkers, leading universities and research across the vast diversity of disciplines addressing UFSE, including food science, social science and big data. Over the coming four years, CITIES2030 aim at raising funds and is expected to attract significant funding from diverse sources of private and public sector investments. CITIES2030 actively encourage the participation of citizens by delivering a trusted UFSE, moving consumers from being passive recipients to active engagement and motivated change agents.
Cities 2030 Objectives
Secure Healthy and Sustainable Food
Stop Food Poverty and Insecurity
Protect and Preserve Natural Resources
Enhance Circularity and Local Food Belts
Develop Food Culture and Skills
Cities 2030 Tools
These objectives is achieved via multiple tools delivered by CITIES2030 such as:
- the CRFS Alliance, a community of practice supported by a digital platform, reaching all over Europe and beyond. This approach will enable innovation actions and enhancements on a pan-European scope with a global reach. Cities and regions will improve resilience and sustainability, and their leadership will create short food supply chain and ecosystems enabling local investments, trans-borders and transnational deployment.
- a blockchain-based data-driven UFSE management platform will secure intelligence and coordination actions by delivering an accurate, almost real-time digital twin of the whole supply chain, e.g. from production to waste management, but also on four key enablers of resilience and sustainability: security, ecosystem services, livelihood (e.g. growth) and equity (e.g. inclusivity).
CE-FNR-07-2020 globally tackles 12 widely challenging scopes of actions which does not leave without recalling the 12 labours of a certain hero. CITIES2030 addresses each of these scopes (see section 1.2) to generate and deploy an actionable roadmap to structure, accelerate and sustain transforming urban food systems and ecosystems (UFSE), and to deliver frameworks for the production of policies (e.g. action plans) and innovations (e.g. supporting instruments), towards the democratization and implementation of sustainable urban food system practice, which will be piloted in real-scale in 10 selected cities. CITIES2030 acknowledges and defines sustainable UFSE as schemes which effectively delivers practical answers to combined FOOD 2030 all four pillars and UN’s SDG11 policies, and UN’s New Urban Agenda (all policies referred later as EU-UN11NUA).
Also, CITIES2030 acknowledges and defines food systems per the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security. CITIES2030 activates, accelerates, structures and generates 10 front-runners EU cities pilots and 2 regions, whilst establishing corresponding numbers of policy and living labs, and further deploys to a total of 50 EU cities pilots by 16.10.2024 on the World Food Day that year. The aforementioned roadmap is co-created and implemented by 500 actors of the food chain and systems arena from 19 countries, abiding an open and participatory process, and framed in policy and living labs.