EU City Lab Food #2
29 - 30 May 2024
9:00am 4:00pm CET

EU City Lab on Food #2

By EUI Team
Join us in Liège to learn how public procurement can become a leverage for more sustainable local food systems!

This City Lab is co-organised by  EUI and URBACT and will take place from the morning of 29 May, until the afternoon of the following day.

Hosted in Liège, Belgium, participants will be welcome from all over Europe.

EU City lab #2

The event will focus on Public Procurement for More Local, Seasonal and Sustainable Food. Through discussions and knowledge-sharing, thematic sessions, “walkshops” and group activities, the event aims to explore how public procurement can become a leverage for the sustainability transition of local food systems in European cities. 

This City Lab is a unique opportunity to:

  • Find out how Liège succeeded in learning from peer cities and adopting new Good Practices in the field of collective school catering, as part of the URBACT BioCanteens#2 Transfer Network
  • Discover the approaches experimented by other EU cities to foster public procurement as a leverage of sustainability in local food systems.
  • Visit sites in Liège and exchange with locals about citywide food sustainability, citizen engagement actions and learning communities
  • Improve your understanding of the EU landscape around local food systems
  • Bring back home inspiring lessons and concrete tools to spur transformation in your city

The event will gather city representatives and urban policy experts from across Europe working on the green transition of local food systems.  

The Liège event is the second in a series of three EU City Labs on Local Food Systems:

  • The EU City Lab #1 on Changing Habits for a Healthy and Sustainable Food System took place in Mouans-Sartoux, France, on 21-22 March 2024. Have a look at the photo gallery
  • The place and date of the EU City Lab #3 on the Sustainable Land Use for Agri-food will be announced soon.

Register now to join us in Liège!

… and stay tuned for the event’s programme and more practical information to prepare your participation. 

29 - 30 May 2024
9:00am 4:00pm CET
EU City Lab on Food #2