Regional Fora

Cities and their metropolitan areas face similar challenges and seek appropriate solutions for their specific geographical and socio-economic contexts. Signatories, national and international players meet and exchange regularly also within their respective regions, taking an important step in localizing the MUFPP recommended actions. From this perspective, the MUFPP Regional Fora are a formidable expression of the diversity and regional vivacity of Milan Pact cities.

Regionalization processes

Eurasia & South West Asia

Kazan
On 1-3 June 2021, Kazan hosted the International Forum titled “Healthy Cities. Healthy Nutrition for Сhildren”, the first Regional Forum in Eurasia&South West Asia of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact.

Africa

Ouagadougou
The 4th Regional Forum in Africa has been hosted by the City of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on February 15-18, 2021.

Europe

Online - February
The first 2021 WG Food meeting, held online in February, focused on food aid, connected to Covid-19 measures.

Europe

Online - December
The Working Group Food held its second online meeting for 2020 in December.

Europe

Online - July
The first 2020 WG Food meeting was held online in July due to the outbreak of the pandemic, providing an occasion to meet among member cities after the cancelled meeting in person formerly scheduled in March 2020.

Europe

Montpellier
The meeting of the Eurocities Working Group Food took place on the occasion of the 5th MUFPP Annual Gathering and Mayor’s Summit, hosted by the City of Montpellier (France) in October 2019.

Africa

Niamey
The 3rd MUFPP Regional Forum in Africa took place in Niamey, Niger, from June 11 to 13, 2019. It was organized by the city of Niamey, ACRA Foundation and the MUFPP Secretariat.

South America

Rio de Janeiro
From 29 to 31 May 2019 the city of Rio de Janeiro hosted the 1st MUFPP Regional Forum in South America.

Europe

Ghent
The 2019 meeting of the Eurocities Working Group Food has been hosted by the city of Ghent, Belgium, with a focus on the climate impact of local food systems.

Africa

Brazzaville
The cities of Abidjan, Bobo-Dioulasso, Dakar, Douala, N’Djamena, Niamey, Nouakchott, Praia, Yaounde and the host city, Brazzaville, met from 12 to 14 June 2018, for the 2nd MUFPP Regional Forum in Africa.

Europe

Lyon
The city of Lyon, France, hosted the Working Group Food for the second semester meeting of 2018. The focus of the meeting was on periurban agriculture initiatives and rural-urban linkages.

Europe

Amsterdam
The meeting has been hosted by the city of Amsterdam in 2018 with a focus on food waste management and reduction.

Europe

Valencia
The 3rd Regional Forum of the Eurocities WG Food has been held during the 3rd MUFPP Annual Gathering and Mayors Summit hosted by the city of Valencia, Spain, in October 2017.

Europe

Birmingham
In 2017 the city of Birmingham hosted the first meeting of the Working Group Food cities, providing the setting for the sharing of knowledge and experiences within MUFPP European cities.

Africa

Dakar
The first MUFPP African Regional Forum was held in Dakar, Senegal, from 20 to 22 September 2016 and saw the participation of 7 MUFPP cities in Africa.

Europe

Bruxelles
In 2016 a first group of cities gathered in Brussels to discuss the possibility to create a Working Group Food within Eurocities, the main European cities' associations