Copying neighbours: Lessons of BioCanteens Transfer Network

BioCanteens is one of the 23 URBACT Transfer Networks engaged in a form of “action-research” to transfer Mouans-Sartoux's sustainable food project to 6 other European cities. After three years of hard work, you will find in this publication a detailed presentation of this project's innovative work methodology, its main results on the ground and key learning points.

To access BioCanteens Final Publication, please click here: http://mead-mouans-sartoux.fr/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/210701_Biocanteens_OnlineVersion.pdf

Copying neighbours...
How to facilitate the collaboration between territories, the exchange of inspiring cases, the translation between governance cultures, the emulation and transfer between cities (and mutual aid in the face of unprecedented problems such as the pandemic)?
BioCanteens is one of the 23 URBACT Transfer Networks engaged in a form of “action-research” to transfer "Good Practice" from one city to a set of partner cities, to break it down collectively into Transfer Modules, to build a Transfer Toolbox and to build on Transfer Lessons Learnt.

... Lessons of BioCanteens Transfer Network.
BioCanteens Transfer Network is about ensuring the distribution of sustainable schoolmeals in participating cities as a key lever towards the development of an integrated local agri-food approach, protecting both citizens' health and the environment. The project aims to transfer Mouans-Sartoux’s Good Practice based on the daily distribution of meals that are 100% organic and mostly composed of local products, the drastic reduction of food waste thereby fully compensating the higher cost of switching to organic products, and the organisation of dedicated educational activities to raise children’s awareness about sustainable food.

It tells the various Transfer Stories capturing the journey and experience of the 6 BioCanteens city partners Pays des Condruses in Belgium, Rosignano- Marittimo in Italy, Torres Vedras in Portugal, Trikala in Greece, Troyan in Bulgaria and Vaslui in Romania and the Transfer Outcomes from city level to a call on the European Parliament to consider the need for a food exception in public procurement.
 

To access BioCanteens Final Publication, please click here: http://mead-mouans-sartoux.fr/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/210701_Biocanteens_OnlineVersion.pdf

Submitted by Nathan Begoc on 15/07/2021