ANATOLE examines urban food systems in Lisbon

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The current global crisis and the acknowledgement that, in coming decades, the world population will be predominantly urban, brings about new necessities and demands for innovative approaches to food systems’ planning.

This need urges to identify the most efficient and consistent ways to deal with problems concerning economic and energetic efficiency, environmental quality, food security, job creation and urban development.

Invited by the University Nova of Lisbon, ANATOLE project partners met in Lisbon, city member of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities, between the 10 and 12 December 2013, with several objectives:

– Supporting ANATOLE scientific results and promoting the launch of a debate on a larger scale in government and academic institutions.
– Learning at first-hand experiences of economy of proximity in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area
– Reflecting about the progress of the project in each of the territories involved
– Building on these developments a training proposal that will meet the aims of the Europe 2020 strategy and the new European programmes.

CAAC coordinator, Tamara Guirao, made two presentations in order to orientate the capitalisation of the project. On the first day she described two similar initatives running in the URBACT programme, and in the second day she presented an overview of the new EU programming period.

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