The overall objective of FoodRUs is to enhance the resilience and sustainability of local and regional European food systems by deploying and demonstrating the value of 12 innovative solutions and replicated in 3 complementary regions in Europe that will promote sustainable and cooperative models for prevention, reutilisation, recovery and valorisation of food losses and waste paying special attention on perishable food, including cooked food. A Circular Food Data Management Platform (FoodRUs Suite), based on Fiware and Blockchain technologies, will provide efficient data management in order to provide stakeholders with tangible criteria and operational decision-making tools in order to holistically and cooperatively enhance the effectiveness of the deployed strategies.
FoodRUs will deploy 23 technological, social, financial, legal, educational, political, labelling and organizational innovative solutions involving the mobilization and active participation of more than 40 actors to overcome the specific challenges of the selected value chains and follower regions consisting on: experts on agro-industry, Life Cycle Assessment, social innovation and social economy, sensitisation, culinary arts, nutrition, labelling, fiscality and ICT tools; municipalities; policy makers; ethical finance organizations, stakeholders of the entire food value chains (producers, farmers, retailers, packaging and logistics services, restoration sector, consumers associations and communities); waste managers; entrepreneurs; ONGs; food banks; social kitchens; educational centres and civil associations.
FoodRUs will screen 3 value chains focused on 3 specific types of food in Europe: -Cross-regional Spanish pilot (SPP) focused on vegetables and IV range salads -Danish pilot (DP) that will analyse the value chain for meat and fish
-Slovak pilot (SLP) analysing the bread value chain
FoodRUs will actively involve 6 European regions as Followers: (Valencia (Spain), Cluj- Napoca (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Linz (Austria), Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and Halandri (Greece)
|Partners||University of Deusto (coordinator) - 30 partners in total|
|Role FEBEA||FEBEA will be involved in particular in WP1 (pilot planning and execution) and WP4 (Sustainability), applying its expertise in the sustainable finance field to define coherent financial circuits from the crowd-finances model. Febea will also collect significant experiences already in place in similar fields and collaborate in the dissemination of results throughout its partner networks and members. FEBEA will also contribute to the Ethics Helpdesk to address any legal and ethical issues for the solutions developed by the consortium, as well as the data that shall be collected from the pilots.|