Integrated urban food policies

We seek for urban food environments that make ecological food available, affordable and attractive to all citizens.

FoodCLIC (integrated urban FOOD policies – developing sustainability Co-benefits, spatial Linkages, social Inclusion and sectoral Connections to transform food systems in city-regions) will create strong science-policy-practice interfaces across eight European city-regions (45 towns and cities). Food Policy Networks will provide the backbone of such interfaces, which will manage real-world experimental Living Labs to build a policy-relevant evidence base through learning-in-action.

Activities will be informed by an innovative conceptual framework, which emphasizes four desired outcomes of food system integration (sustainability co-benefits, spatial linkages, social inclusion and sectoral connectivities). Capacity-building and direct support for intensive multi-stakeholder engagement (including deprived and vulnerable groups) will enable policy actors and urban planners across partner city-regions to develop continuously evolving integrated urban food policies and render planning frameworks food-sensitive.

ESSRG is assisting Budapest Municipality to develop the Budapest Food Strategy.

Who’s responsible for it?

Éva Bánsági

Vanda Pózner

Balázs Kapitány


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Towards resilient European forests

Building the ForestWard Observatory, a pan-European monitoring and evaluation tool, to demonstrate climate change impacts on forests and to guide decision-making for better forest management.


Better decisions for biodiversity and people

Understand and influence decision-making affecting biodiversity.


Nature-based solutions for more inclusive and resilient communities

We explore how nature-based solutions can contribute to the societal change needed to address the biodiversity and climate crisis.


Ecologically sustainable nutrient management

Several innovative technologies will be deployed to reduce fertiliser use by at least 20% by 2030.