integrated urban FOOD policies - developing sustainability Co-benefits, spacial Linkages, social Inclusion and sectoral Connections to transform food systems in city-regions

Everyone should be able to fill the plate with nutritious, safe, sustainable and affordable food. However, Europe’s urban areas face challenges to ensure availability of healthy, sustainably produced food for all inhabitants and especially for people facing systemic barriers. Promising initiatives taken by municipalities to change the architecture of food choice often fail to become embedded in the wider policy context and to reach food-deprived and vulnerable groups.

FoodCLIC brings together actors from politics, science and civil society to support the development of integrated urban food policies - i.e. policies that facilitate the accessibility and availability of healthy and sustainably produced food for all people and in particular for vulnerable communities. Given the interconnectedness of food concerns with other (policy) sectors, FoodCLIC wants to ensure that urban planning always incorporates food considerations.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Total cost
11.418.499,30 EUR

Start date
1 Sept 2022

End date
28 Feb 2027