About - Food Wave

Together we can stop
the climate change

The answer to climate change lies in our food choices because every single action can make a difference. This is the idea that unites our network and points us towards the future: spreading awareness on the issue, studying new sustainable solutions and sharing good practices.

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Our powerful
factor for change

What we farm, eat and waste carries significant effects on our health, as well as on environmental, social and economic justice. We believe that everyone has the right to food and climate security; that malnutrition can be overcome, and that communities should be able to live in harmony with nature. We can do this – join us now to find out how!

CATCH THE WAVE
Food wave Picnic

Food wave picnic

Join us next 18 June and help us create the biggest international sustainable picnic direct from your city!

FIND OUT HOW
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million accounts reached
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million accounts reached
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visits to the
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views on the
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EDUCATION
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are the activism schools with which we trained 790 students

INTERNATIONAL CALLS
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for municipalities and youth associations with which we financed 43 projects at European level for over 3,200 beneficiaries

DISCUSSION FORA
31

events with more than 800 young participants

ART CONTEST
2

international competitions for young artists and designers

85 ideas collected from 20 countries and 16 winners awarded through BJCEM's "Every food is a landscape" call

39 ideas from 11 countries selected and 3 awarded teams for the art contest promoted by ActionAid Italia and IED, Istituto Europeo di Design

STREET ACTION AND
ART PERFROMANCE
86

activities throughout Europe with over 117,000 participants

EVENTS AND FILM FESTIVAL
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Events and screenings at film festivals involving more than 9,500 participants

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Meet our
Community

A wide network of young people, civil society organisations, local authorities, content creators and youth associations who have chosen to join forces to fight climate change - starting with a new idea of food production and consumption. Discover the Food Wave community!

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What we can do together?

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  • Learn more on food and climate issues Workshops, discussion fora, events, and training sessions for activists: these are but a few opportunities that Food Wave is able to provide to improve your skills and share your experiences.
  • Raise our voice Together we can promote street actions, campaigns and events to create awareness on the food/climate nexus: are you with us?
  • Address institutions and policy makers We want to have an impact on the decisions made by relevant stakeholders in our cities: from schools to local administrations, we are going to put our priorities “on the plate.”
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Do you want to be part of the change?

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    Choose a healthy diet
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    Choose local food products and markets
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    Be a local urban farmer and fight against food waste
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    Improve your food education and share your healthier lifestyle with friends
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    Take action to cool the planet and to ensure that everyone has access to healthy, sustainable and fair food sources
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PRODUCED BY ESTA

WITH THE COORDINATION OF MANI TESE

Empowering urban youth
for food and climate action

A research on 18 European cities

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About Food Wave

Food Wave is co-funded by the EU and promoted by the Municipality of Milan together with 29 partners across 17 countries. The Food Wave consortium involves 16 cities and municipal agencies plus 13 civil society organizations closely linked with the cities. C40, the international network of cities engaged in the fight against climate change, is also affiliated to the project.

CORE TEAM
CITIES AND MUNICIPAL
AGENCIES
CIVIL SOCIETY
ORGANISATIONS

How can we reach our final goal?

A fair and sustainable food system means respecting human rights and the planet’s boundaries. By walking this path together, we will manage to guarantee livelihoods for everyone, and countries will be able to achieve both the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and those of the Paris Agreement. Let’s give it a try!

Activities

Fri, 12 May 2023

Local street food festival and graffiti contest

Wcycle Institute of Maribor Maribor

Tue, 25 April 2023

Foraging in Malmo

City of Malmö Malmö

Italy

Tue, 18 April 2023

Food Wave in action: youth participation in food policies

ACRA Online Event

Sat, 15 April 2023 – Wed, 19 April 2023

Food Cycles

CLLD Network of Lisbon Lisbon

Fri, 24 March 2023

MOOOV film festival

City of Bruges Bruges

Wed, 22 March 2023

Film screening and discussion with Joris Lohman of the “The Future of Food”

City of Almere Almere

Tue, 21 March 2023 – Sun, 26 March 2023

Juventud para una transición ecosocial / Youth for an eco-social transition

Alianza por la Solidaridad Madrid

London

Mon, 20 March 2023 – Sat, 25 March 2023

Generation Hope: Act for the Planet

ReLondon Online Event

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If you’d like to learn more, and to stay informed of our activities and opportunities