Expected deliverables

The project will essentially have 6 deliverables, associated to the major work packages of the project:

D1: ’Positioning “Food4Sustainability’, at the end of month 6, containing the results of Tasks 1.1.& 1.2:

  • an overview of existing policies and measures in Belgium and at EU level on low carbon and energy efficient food production, distribution and consumption
  • an overview of relevant legal and policy frameworks in Belgium and the EU applicable to food systems
  • a report of multi-stakeholder workshop1 on challenges and diagnosis of success and failures (WS1) Task 4.1(i)

D2: ‘Driving forces of Food4sustainability’, at the end of month24, containing the results of WP2 Tasks 2.1.&2.2 :

  • the results of the mapping of collective processes in transition pathways in mainstream food chains, short food supply chains and sustainable nutrition initiatives
  • the results of the interviews on actors’ motivations in collective process for transition
  • report of multi-stakeholder workshop2 on the identification of the most promising initiatives (WS2) Task 4.1(ii)

D3: ‘Food4Sustainability best practice governance principles’, at the end of month 24, containing the results of Task 3.1:

  • the results of the literature review on governance of collective practices
  • the  results of the analysis of the commonalities  and differences on “best practice governance principles” within the existing collective processes analysed through the interviews

D4: ‘Designing Food4Sustainability, at the end of month 36, containing the results of Task 3.2:

  • a first design document, containing proposition based on two major types of market-related collective arrangements that rely on participatory certification systems and industry wide codes of conduct.  Both major types will have several customisable design options and parametrisable features to be evaluated.
  • a second design document, containing proposition based on two major types of government related collective arrangements that rely on alternative currency systems and allocation of incentives/subsidies to collectivities. Both major types will have several customisable design options and parametrizable features to be evaluated.

D5: ‘Food4Sustainability Roadmaps for transition’, at the end of month 42, containing the results of Task 3.3:

  • Developing the main conclusions from WP3 into a synthesis, mapping the most promising initiatives
  • Roadmaps for transition, allowing each actor of the food systems to understand the range of options available, and the benefits from social innovations, at both local level and in global food supply chains.
  • a report of multi-stakeholder workshop 3 (WS3)Task 4.2

D6: ‘Food4Sustainability conclusions and recommendations’, at the end of month 48, containing the results of WP5

  • summary of the analysis of governance architectures and options proposed in the roadmap
  • summary of the overall project findings
  • some recommendations or guidelines for defining efficient policies and measures


All these deliverables will be public and will take the form of research papers for easier dissemination to a wide audience. Such material will be disseminated through the social networks of the participants (to academia, policy makers, stakeholders, et alii), via international conferences and publications, as well as through a dedicated website of the project.

Besides, a flyer will be made for introducing the project to non-academics. This will be used to inform interviewees, participants of workshops and focus groups, government contact persons, conferences etc. It can be regarded as an easy-to-read summary of the goals and the research plans of the project.

At the end of the project, a workshop will be organized for stakeholders, policy makers, academia and other interested people where the major conclusions and recommendations will be presented and put into context.

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