The City of Iasi is the most important academic, economic and cultural center from the North-East region of Romania. Also, being positioned at the East border of Romania, Iasi is the most important development pole from the East of the E.U. The city of Iasi is also one of the oldest urban settlements in Romania. Total surface: five thousand four hundred seventy-six km The city of Iasi is situated in S-E Europe, in the N-E Region of Romania and it is the most important city near the eastern border, the eastern entrance gate to the European Union and capital of the Euro-region. With a population of around 390,000 inhabitants, Iasi is among the largest cities in the country. We have vast experience with local partnerships and projects on topics such as food system transformation. Our current objective is to continue the efforts of the previous period of programs supporting the city to overcome existing barriers to food system transformation, develop integrated, sustainable and safe urban food system policies/strategies and to solve problems of common interest by creating partnership structures between public and private entities across regions, borders and nations. Iasi is the second-largest city in Romania, after the national capital Bucharest and the seat of Iasi Country. Iasi is a symbol in Romanian history. Located in the historical region of Moldavia, Iași has traditionally been one of the leading centers of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life. The city was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia from 1564 to 1859, then of the United Principalities from 1859 to 1862, and the capital of Romania from 1916 to 1918. The city is known as The Cultural Capital of Romania.