Promoting social innovation through public canteens! Join us at the EU Week of Regions and Cities

On 10 October, we are organising a high-level workshop Promoting Social Innovation through public canteens to advocate for the implementation of healthy and sustainable school meals, specifically for a 20% organic goal in public procurement, and food education for every child in every school in Europe.  

Among the speakers: 

  • Joke Schauvliege, CoRNat rapporteur on the Legislative Framework for Sustainable Food Systems framework who will give a welcome note; 
  • Tunç Soyer, Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey; 
  • A representative from the global network Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) Global Executive Comm Member; and 
  • Silvia Schmidt, Policy Manager at IFOAM Organics Europe.  

During the workshop, there will be an official handover ceremony of the Manifesto for establishing minimum standards in public canteens and the Petition calling for sustainable meals for children in schools to Members of the European Parliament.  

This session will take place on 10 October, 9:30-10:30, at SQUARE Brussels Conference Centre, Mont des Arts. Are you keen to join us? Register now on the Committee of Regions’ website and find more details in the agenda.

We are organising this event together with ICLEI Europe (the network of Local Governments for Sustainability), the Commission for Natural Resources of the European Committee of the Regions and SODEM (the Association of Social Democratic Municipalities).

This event takes place in the framework of the European Committee of the Regions’s 21st edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities – 9-12 of October. During this annual four-day event cities and regions showcase how they create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. 

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The work of IFOAM Organics Europe on this topic is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). This page only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. The CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

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