EdiCitNet (Edible Cities Network - Integrating Edible City Solutions for social resilient and sustainably productive cities)

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EdiCitNet is an ongoing project that works towards the implementation and institutional integration of Edible City Solutions (ECS) while at the same time addressing social issues within cities.


General introduction

Edible Cities Network (EdiCitNet) is a 5-year project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 program and is a major step towards more sustainable, liveable and healthier cities. ECS comprises all forms of urban food production, distribution and use – for example, neighbourhood gardens, bee or sheep breeding, cooking and dining events, etc. Such activities result in an overall increase of social welfare via improvements of climate and biodiversity conditions, enhancement of social cohension in our cities, support of the local Green Economy, and sustainable maintenance of local raw material cycles by closed system techniques. The inclusive and participatory dynamics inherent in ECS engender both local economic growth and social cohesion by empowering communities to strengthen social ties through communal events and to create new green businesses and job opportunities revolving around urban food production, distribution and use. EdiCitNet will leverage the substantial benefits that ECS effect today at the local level and catalyse their replication EU- and world-wide by launching a fully open and participatory network of cities, empowering their inhabitants by a common methodology.

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