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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. This meeting of the WG food focused on ‘Political commitment & Governance on Urban Food Policies’ and saw the participation of both food officers and elected representatives. The meeting was also the occasion for discussing the Eurocities policy statement on food and the upcoming 2020 activities.
Speakers from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the DG RTD gave keynote speeches on the opportunities for European cities to further share their ongoing experience about governance in existing arenas of debate and on funding opportunities for new initiatives.
Afterwards, the Governance roundtable took place, with presentations from cities on their latest updates. Political representatives from the cities of Almere, Birmingham, Bristol and Milan were present and had the occasion to discuss in detail the crucial role of political commitment in the development of innovative food policies.
As a background note to participants, a glossary on governance was provided:
The WG Food Chair gave a speech to the plenary session of the MUFPP Annual Gathering, presenting the advancements of European cities on food policies and urban food systems in the framework of the regionalization process of the Milan Pact.