2. Project title as used in publicity and others materialsFood Wave – Empowering Urban Youth for Climate Action
3. Project number411-515
4. Year of Call2018
5. Project start month and year12/2019
6. Project finish month and year11/2023
7. Name and location of lead CSO or LA
la: Comune di Milano

Italy
8. EU Member States where the project is being implemented
Italy

Spain

Spain

Sweden

Netherlands

Belgium

Belgium

Germany

Poland

Croatia

Hungary

Bulgaria

Romania

Greece

UK


Italy

Italy

Italy

Belgium

Belgium

Spain

Portugal

Greece

France

Belgium

Slovenia

UK

9. EU Member States where sub-granting will be providedN/A
10. Total project budget (in Euro):7,710.40
11. EC contribution to total project budget (percent):90
12. Main approach of the projectEducation/Global Learning
Campaigning-Advocacy
13.Main project on-line information channels used by the project: Website: The website and the social channels will be ready by september 2020
Facebook: The website and the social channels will be ready by september 2020
Twitter: The website and the social channels will be ready by september 2020
Youtube: The website and the social channels will be ready by september 2020
14. Why is the project taking place?The sustainable transition, tackling the climate change, cannot be procrastinated any more. While the worldwide food production is responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas (GHC) emissions, it is at the same time affected by climate change. In addition, more than a third of the global food production per year (40% at European level) goes wasted, producing significant impact on climate.
15. Overall objective of the projectTherefore, changing food system (production and consumption patterns) is a key aspect to face the climate change issues because of its cross-cutting and capillary nature, both in the economic system and in daily life. Increased awareness among all the actors of the value chain (from producers to “consumers”) of sustainable food system, enables them to build fertile ground and allows the full implementation of innovative policies. Youth are a crucial target not only for the role they will assume in future governance, but also because they are the most resourceful agents of change. In general, youth need to be aware on how they can practically adopt positive behaviours in daily lives, as well as being fully involved within the change and to empower their peers as a part of an active European citizenship. The project’s Overall Objective is that EU Citizens' increase knowledge, awareness, and engagement on sustainable patterns of food consumption and production for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
16. Specific objective(s) of the projectAs the objective is very comprehensive, the partners will accomplish it by achieving three intermediary Outcomes (iOc), which match the three key pillars of the project’s design: Awareness, Engagement, Communication/Outreach. iOc1: Key target youth in 19 EU cities are aware of the importance of climate-friendly food consumption behaviours, policies and food system models impact. Under this iOc, in fact, the project will raise awareness of target group, developing content and disseminating media materials to sensitise youth on the issues of climate change and, more specifically, the nexus between food systems (production and consumption) and climate change mitigation and adaptation. This will raise interest and guide youth towards the various activities proposed under this project. iOc2: Key target youth increase knowledge and capacities in awareness raising and campaigning and actively engage in the promotion of practices for sustainable food systems. As iOc1 unravels and is implemented, under iOc2 the partners will engage youth that show particular interest towards the project’s themes and activities, investing on them to become activists and “megaphones” of the projects with other youth but also with the general public, co-creating communication tools aimed at shaping the Pan-European campaign. iOc3: Target youth in 19 cities engage with a wider EU audience on the importance of sustainable food consumption and urban food policies to tackle climate change. Finally, under iOc3, the project will leverage on the results achieved under the first two iOc to carry out a panEuropean awareness raising campaign that will allow the project to achieve its main Outcome, through wide communications activities that will have both national and European resonance.
17. What will have changed as a result of the project? (Summarise the intended outcome)In order to contribute to the wider goal, the project will achieve the following Outcome: Young people in 16 EU Member States are committed to change their food consumption behaviour and to actively promote the shift towards ecological and inclusive urban food systems, contributing to the EU's efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change. This project, which at first looks at a wide audience, then works with a limited number of young activists and finally reaches out massively to the final target (15 million European youth)
18. Main themes and geographical areas covered by the projectagriculture,forestry
cities/urban environment
climate
consumption
ecology, biodiversity, natural environment
global citizenship
hunger, food security
policy
production
social-economic equality
sustainable development
urban life
19. Project target groups, audiences and/or participantsc. Non-formal educators (e.g. youth leaders, community, adult, trade union educators)
e. Young people (16 to 35 years)
f. Journalists
h. Local Authority policy decision makers
i. National and international policy decision makers (incl. civil servants)
j. Consumers
l. Formal education institutions (schools, universities, etc.)
m. Non-formal education institutions (e.g. youth clubs, community centres, adult education centres)
n. Media institutions (print, broadcast, internet)
p. Formal education institutions (schools, universities, etc.)
s. Other Civil Society Organisations and Local Communities (targeted by the project)
t. Local Authorities (targeted by the project)
20. Other target groups, audiences or participants not listed above
21. Main activities implemented by the projectseries of workshops/courses (involving the same individuals over several, not necessarily consecutive, days)
public meetings/public discussion fora
exhibitions and fairs
conferences
public demonstrations/events
focus group discussions
lobbying actions
social media interventions and discussions initiated by the project
22. Other major activities not listed above
23. Main achievement of the project to-date