|Work Package 1: Conceptual Framework and Innovation Targets||SelectShow>|
The Conceptual Framework (CF) will provide guidance and structural clarity for all Work Packages to fit into, and for all participating partners (including) the SMEs as well as external stakeholders to relate to. In essence, the goal is to define the different scientific, policy and business dimension of the common work in a way, that everyone involved can largely identify with. In order to draws upon and to develop innovative solutions for future food planning, innovation needs to become an integral part of the FOODMETRES approach and not only a by-product. Therefore we link the CF to the setting of Innovation Targets to be actively taken up in the different WPs.
|Work Package 2: Food chain analysis on Governance and economics||SelectShow>|
Food chains are modelled on joint results of economic choices made by food chain operators and instruments of governance (European, national, regional and local policies) that influence local and metropolitan agro-food systems. WP2 aims to focus on economic relations as well as rules and constraints assigned by the public bodies involved in defining the regulatory framework in food chains for both Local and Metropolitan Agricultural Foodsystems.
|Work Package 3: Food chain analysis on Logistics, Safety and Footprint||SelectShow>|
Here we further develop and apply methodologies for evaluating the food chain for sustainability elements related to logistics, safety and quality in the short chain delivery of food for urban and peri-urban areas. The proposed Ecological Footprint analysis will the overarching assessment method that should take up all relevant food chain information coming from literature and case studies to integrate into the Metropolitan Footprint Tool. This tool will also feed into the overall Impact Assessment in WP5.
|Work Package 4: Coordination and Data Management for Case Studies||SelectShow>|
The main task is to properly coordinate and orchestrate the implementation of all case studies in the different locations. This is especially important for insuring consistency in the approaches that are being taken, communication flows, data quality and retrieval and of course guarding the overall project schedule. Regarding the latter, WP4 will be responsible for the crucial regional Case Study kick-off meetings which needs to lead to firm commitments among key stakeholders such as local authorities. There also will be a final public event which is supposed to draw wider public and business interest.
|Work Package 5: Scenarios, Impact Assessment & Tools||SelectShow>|
This WP will run scenarios to explore the potentials of Short Food Chains (SFC) for selected product chains and will assess the corresponding impacts of different food chain alternatives on the sustainability and resilience of metropolitan regions. Driving upon data and user profiles provided by the case studies, we will develop generally applicable concepts for short chain food supply. The indicators for the impact assessment will be based on the performance indicators (3.1), and the related database will be provided from the case studies.
|Work Package 6 – Knowledge Brokerage and Dissemination||SelectShow>|
This WP will develop integrative and interactive approaches for food governance and planning by means of knowledge brokerage. Drawing on the philosophy of participatory action research philosophy, the starting point is to conceive of researchers and stakeholders as engaged in the dynamic coproduction of knowledge, through a sustained relationship which will last beyond the project duration. Knowledge brokerage will be enabled and enhanced through the use of the interactive mapping and digital Maptable technologies, and the construction of metro-specific data portals.
|Work Package 7 – Project Management||SelectShow>|
The project management will guarantee effective project coordination and transparent communication flows among partners as well as with external contacts such as the European Commission, regional food chain actors at both the business and policy level. Project Management also includes the monitoring of the scientific and technical progress of the entire project by means of the supervision of the achieved milestones and other non-technical aspects.