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The Erasmus plus collaboration AESOP4Food aims to develop future leadership in sustainable food planning, to contribute to food security, food justice, and healthier environments.

The partnership builds upon the need for sustainable food planning that is argued by the International Panel of Experts in Sustainable Food Systems in their “Common Food Policy for the European Union” and a ‘Long Food Movement’. These are setting a reform for the whole food system, bringing together the various sectoral policies that affect food production, processing, distribution, and consumption, and refocusing all actions on the transition to sustainability.

Planning for sustainable food production and food provision is more than ever urging us to look for more effective, equitable, and just approaches that radically change not only the way we grow food but the very core of our living space.

AESOP4Food creates a joint interdisciplinary European learning activity on sustainable food planning for both students and teachers to foster European citizenship and democratic leadership. It develops the discussion within academia and the planning professions on the need for sustainable food systems and collects and disseminates evidence of good practice in higher education by providing an inclusive open-access course that makes use of digital environments and web-based collaboration that also is available for adult learners and learners with fewer opportunities. You can find the schedule of the seminar in the first half of 2024 here.

The project collaborates with the PhDs and young researchers of the AESOP sustainable food planning group. Depending on the wishes and proposals of the YAP-group there will be an additional online PhD / research seminar in the spring of 2024.