Sustainable Food Environments (KISMET)

The main objective of the project is to transform the current unfavourable food systems in cities and regions around the Baltic Sea into sustainability. The project tackles the challenge that local and regional authorities often lack capacity, require new impulses or need innovative solutions for realising more circular and sustainable food environments. Since this target group is key for different fields such as business promotion, health, procurement, food policy or environment, KISMET provides them with concrete instruments and tools for working better with governance, the demand side and the production side.

Title Sustainable Food Environments
Abbreviation KISMET
Lead Partner City of Hamburg (DE)
Programme Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2021-2027
Partners 1. Steinbeis Transfer GmbH (DE)
2. Södertälje municipality (SE)
3. Foodworks Association (DE)
4. Vidzeme Planning Region (LV)
5. Vejle Municipality (DK)
6. Beras InternationalFoundation (SE)
7. Tartu Biotechnology Park (EE)
8. ScanBalt (EE)
9. Public Institution Lithuanian Innovation Centre (LT)
10. Food Innovation Center (DK)
11. Prizztech Ltd. (FI)
12. South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Xamk (FI)
13. Steinbeis Wissens- undTechnologietransfer GmbH (DE)
Objective To develop and test a program to promote a sustainable food-friendly environment and bring it to life in local innovation ecosystems.
Activities 1. To develop participation, governance and integration modules to bring different stakeholders together;

2. To collect the knowledge, resources and interests of stakeholders by including them in a common research and innovation agenda;

3. To develop guidelines for demand-side management, educating consumers, and promoting consumer-producer cooperation, including developing sustainable, circular economy-oriented public food procurement;

4. To develop guidelines for supply-side management, supporting changes in production models aimed at fundamental changes in food systems.

Results 1. A program that will consist of 3 components and will be available for use not only in the project partner cities/regions but also replicable in other cities/regions developed;

2. An environment supporting the production of sustainable food promoted by strengthening the capacity of institutions;

3. A cooperation between manufacturers for the development of new products established.

Budget Total budget: 3 627 012 EUR

ScanBalt budget: 117 266 EUR

Implementation Period 01.01.2023.-31.12.2025.
Contact Person  

Sven Parkel

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