Why are we doing this project?
Next to the energy and mobility transition, the food transition is the most important climate policy goal. The first impacts of climate change and further crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic put additional pressure on the food system and highlight its fragility. The proactive transformation of this system is crucial, not only from an environmental perspective, but also because it touches on many social aspects and equity issues. The issue is therefore particularly sensitive and part of polarized social debates.
At the same time, citizens' trust in institutions and democratic processes is waning and many people's expectations of participating in political decision-making and social justice are not being met. To ensure that all citizens can become active agents of change, inclusive and target group-oriented formats beyond traditional information and discussion events are needed. Transformative change can only succeed if all of society participates.
What do we want to achieve?
Municipalities, civil society and citizens should have the opportunity to actively shape the transformation that is already taking place. The project aims to bring together local governments, civil society actors and citizens to identify conflicting goals, negotiate compromises based on the common good, sharpen mandates and develop solutions together.
How does the project work?
The detailed concept and the exact procedure will be developed together with the selected partner organization.