Series of awareness raising events on city region food systems’ potential and local food celebration in European cities
From the 1st of May to the 31st of October 2015, the next World Expo – Feeding the planet, energy for life – will take place in Milan (Italy). This global event will bring together for six months policy makers and the general public on the issue of sustainable food systems. In this perspective, IUFN aims to organise a series of festive and solutions-oriented one-day events in a selection of European cities, with the goal of raising awareness among policy makers and the local population of the positive potential of a city region food systems (CRFS) approach – the CRFS Caravan Milan 2015.
The CRFS Caravan Milan 2015 will set off in March 2015 and will go through a selection of European cities, starting in Milan (Italy), crossing France (Nantes, Lille, Bordeaux), possibly Belgium (Brussels), England (Bristol) and ending up in Italy again for the final closing meeting in October 2015 during the 2015 World Expo final month.
The CRFS Caravan receives support from the French Pavilion 2015 Milan World Expo, and in this respect it is officially part of the program promoted by the French Ministry of Agriculture, Forest and Fisheries for this global event.