Cities are pioneering society’s path towards progressive and sustainable systems. Project partners of the Cities as Places of Hope Project will gather in El Prat to discuss how we can transform our food systems in cities for the good of the people and the planet.
In 2021 the Cities as Places of Hope project aims to bring together progressive and transformative trans-local city networks, connect them and facilitate their exchanges, ultimately contributing to a positive narrative for the future of Europe. In autumn, the project will continue with an inspiring public event in each country with the title ‘Talking about a Green City’ bringing together the broader green family of activists, civil society, new urban actors and the general public. In El Prat, the focus of the activities will be around sustainable food systems and food production in light of the Barcelona Sustainable Food Capital Initiative.
Thursday 18th November
Arrival of all participants
Friday 19th November
09.00 Meeting with Victor Tenez (Responsible for food policy of Metropolitan Government of Barcelona)
10.30 Visit to Espigoladors
Fundació Espigoladors is a non-profit organisation that fights against food waste and losses while empowering people at risk of social exclusion in a transformative, participative, inclusive and sustainable way.
12.00 Visit to Parc Agrari (Agricultural Park Consortium)
14.30 Meeting with Oscar Teruelo (President of AGT Association of Gastronomy and Tourism)
16.00 Meeting with a Brazilian delegation of public authorities
17.00 End of the day
Saturday 20th November
09.30 Visit to Mercat de Pagès del Prat (Farmers Market)
11.30 Participation in the inauguration of the Exhibition addressed to ‘Change the food system: Eat, act and impact’
The Exhibition is organised in collaboration with Fundació Catalana de l’Esplai
Fundesplai is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to educate children and young people, strengthen leisure and preserve the environment while promoting citizenship and social inclusion. Their mission is to provide comprehensive educational services and programs in schools, the management of environmental education equipment, training courses and management services and the promotion of international cooperation programs.
Saturday 20th/Sunday 21st November
Date and time: 18-20th November
Audience: Cities as Places of Hope Project Partners
Venue & Accommodation: the events will take place at Calle Riu Anoia 44, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Catalonia.
Audio visual materials
Interview with Laura Calabuig – Fundesplai
Interview with Anna Cornudella – Fundació Espigoladors
This project is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Fundació Nous Horitzons and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.