Project FUSILLI Horizon 2020

FUSILLI Horizon 2020

Fostering the Urban Food System Transformation through Innovative Living Labs Implementation/FUSILLI


The project is funded by the European Commission

Project duration: January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2024

General information

Project aim:

development and implementation of integrated, systemic food policies that support the transition towards sustainable food systems in urban, peri-urban and nearby rural areas.

Project objectives:

  • develop 12 Living Labs to implement different innovative actions through all stages of the food chain, including production and processing, distribution and logistics, governance, consumption and waste;
  • with the support of the FUSILLI Knowledge Community, build an urban food plan to reach an integrated and safe holistic transition towards healthy, sustainable, secure, equitable and cost-efficient food systems;
  • identify best practices and initiatives among existing and well-functioning living labs to develop systemic food policies and sustainable food systems in the city.

Project activity areas:

  • evaluation of functioning living labs and their applicability to the FUSILLI project in order to further develop a methodology for creating living labs in the city;
  • identification of local actors of the urban food system and their involvement in the project;
  • development of management strategies and basic principles of living labs;
  • development and implementation of a Roadmap that will define the objectives and desired results of the project, as well as the main steps and stages required to achieve the project objectives;
  • preparation of a public report on guidelines for local government, location, planning of living labs’ activities;
  • dissemination of the project results.

Expected results:

  • creation of new and sound evidence for policy makers in relation to urban food systems in support of systemic food policies development;
  • building up of political commitment and capacity for multi-objective coordinated strategies, roadmaps and actions between different government departments, jurisdictions and stakeholders that aim at delivering co-benefits relevant to FOOD 2030 priorities;
  • creation of innovation opportunities and jobs relevant to city region livelihoods and economic development for all actors of the food systems;
  • improved social inclusion and equity of all actors of the food systems;
  • reconnection of citizens with food fostering behavioural change towards healthy sustainable diets and nutrition, responsible production and consumption;
  • increased food and nutrition security for urban and rural dwellers.

The consortium includes the following partners: :

  • CARTIF Foundation, Spain – grant holder
  • Amsterdam Free University Foundation, the Netherlands
  • Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
  • Izmir Democracy University, Turkey
  • University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • University of Valladolid, Spain
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
  • University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Ahlman School Foundation, Finland
  • Nilufer City State Administration, Turkey
  • Municipality of Oslo, Norway
  • Municipality of Kolding, Denmark
  • Municipality of Turin, Italy
  • Kharkiv City Council, Ukraine
  • Municipality of Differdange, Luxembourg
  • Tampere, Finland
  • Rijeka, Croatia
  • Municipality of Castelo Branco, Portugal
  • Municipality of Athens, Greece
  • Rome, Italy
  • Natural Cross-Border Territory of Chiers and Alzette, Luxembourg
  • Fomento De San Sebastian SA, Spain
  • DEMIR ENERJI, Turkey
  • Steinbeis Innovations GmbH, Germany
  • Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Association (LEITAT), Spain
  • Wings Ict Solutions Information & Communication Technologies Ike, Greece
  • CiviESCO SRL, Italy
  • Tecnoalimenti SCPA, Italy
  • Eroski S. Coop, Spain
  • Mirafiori Onlus Community Foundation, Italy
  • Ekokumpanit LTD, Finland
  • Athens Municipal Computer Company, Greece
  • RPR Resources Spa, Italy

At Karazin University, the project is being implemented at the School of Sociology.

Project manager: O. S. Muradian

Project coordinator: O. V. Khyzhniak

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101000717

Detailed information about the project is available here.