Synergies

There are a number of observatory platforms at EU level on food and nutrition, e.g. on (including Eurostat),  sugar, meat, fruits and vegetable, and also on broader food-related scopes e.g. market globally, agriculture,  crops, health systems, etc., and on food transformation as well. A number of H2020 funded projects  propose pertinent data on UFSE (see table section “Synergies and uptakes”), spanning from policy  developments e.g. PoliRural (818496, started 01.06.2019 and ends 31.05.2022) to EU pilot city labs e.g.  FoodSHIFT2030 (862716, started 01.01.2020 and ends 31.12.2023). City-based policy and innovation labs  develop across the world and the EU, the latter led by Nordic countries and large networks such as the  Climate KIC, EU-funded EIT Food and the MUFPP, and delivers evidence and practice on a vast panoply  of food and nutrition related issues. Importantly, the MUFPP gathers 209 cities and building, and proposes a  framework of 44 key indicators organised in 6 relevant categories currently piloted by 3 cities (experiences  started in 2019 only). CITIES2030 activate new cities and accelerates MUFPP practices combining with  other pertinent insight from key agents of the UFSE at EU level (mentioned earlier), whilst generating  synergies with EU funded initiatives (H2020 essentially, ERASMUS+ and Interreg programmes). In  particular, CITIES2030 leverage the key findings of 50 selected practices from the MUFPP, the Nordic Co operation (Nordic food policy lab), Climate KIC and from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, to structure  and generate a CRFS intelligence platform supported by a solid network of UFSE agents, the CRFS  Alliance, which mission is to deliver a structured, harmonized and actionable knowledge data repository.  The CRFS Observatory is open access and users will be able to access information under an open license  with no-fee access, use, reworking and redeployment by third parties without limited restrictions. Embracing  the idea of “Commodification of Knowledge” (open source and free access principles), the CITIES2030  results will be offered freely and openly for all agents of the UFSE including educators, students, and self learners as well as any interested parties, to use and reuse for teaching, learning, and research. The project  outputs will be freely accessible abiding an Open Science format through digital hubs of Open Educational  Resources such as: OERcommons and a series of identified platforms as well.