FOODRUS project consortium meetings

FOODRUS project consortium meetings
09/12/2022 – 09/14/2022
Churruca Room. Avenida de las Universidades 24 48007 Bilbao
Researchers and investigators of the European FoodRUs project, which aims to develop an innovative collaborative circular food system to reduce food waste and loss in the agri-food chain, will meet on 12, 13 and 14 September at the Bilbao campus of the University of Deusto to hold several consortium meetings.

This will be the first blended meeting in the life of the Horizon 2020 project, which will run for 42 months and is coordinated by the University of Deusto through an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Faculties of Engineering, Law and Health Sciences, led by Ainhoa Alonso (Principal PI) and Deitze Otaduy (Project Manager).

Furthermore, FoodRUs involves 29 partners from 10 different EU countries and different types of organisations, such as companies, academic and research institutions.

The following organisations will be taking part in the forthcoming meeting, together with the University of Deusto: GEO, ENG, ACR+, AIN, AU, FEBEA, BCC, G! E, HAZI, FLORETTE, Vegamayor, EROSKI, CORREOS, ZAMUDIO, TXORIERRI, Behargintza, ELIKA, EDER, JESPERS, HøX, SUA, NEDU, TBS, FFOOD, ADRVEST, PCCI, TMG, NFCSO, HALANDRI, UCPH.

Committed to the planet

FoodRUs is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular, SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, as it aims to build resilient local food systems in Europe through circular solutions that prevent food losses and waste. FoodRUs will test 23 circular solutions analysing agri-food value chains in three pilot regions: Spain  (ready-made vegetable and salad chain), Denmark (meat and fish chain) and Slovakia (bread chain).

The project is expected to generate a significant social impact not only on the food loss and waste system but also on the target socio-economic environment through new regional strategies, business creation and poverty reduction. According to Ainhoa Alonso, “the proposed solutions will enable the empowerment and involvement of all actors in the local food system (from farmers to final consumers, as well as public administration, waste managers, SMEs and financial bodies), creating a sense of community and alliance of actors to address the challenge of food loss and waste”.

For further information on FoodRUs, please visit this website or the social networks of the project (Linkedin, Twitter).


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