Edible City Solutions for a better world!

EdiCitNet is presenting the Edible City of the Future on car-free Friedrichstraße in Berlin!

Friedrichstraße runs in front of our office in Berlin and is one of the most famous shopping streets in the city. Normally it is heavily trafficked, but now the city has implemented a pilot project that turns a section of the street into a strolling mile without cars. Stores and residents in this area can present themselves in so-called “showcases” (glass boxes), and well-known brands such as Rolex or Cartier show their collections and models here.

We as EdiCitNet project and resident of Friedrichstraße also take up this offer, but of course, we do not present products but the Edible City of the Future!  With a raised bed, information posters about the Living Labs in Berlin and visions of the future, we invite everyone to imagine a city next to consumption and car traffic that is edible and combines social, ecological and economic factors.

Join our Network to share your visions and ideas about the Edible City of the Future! www.edicitnet.com/join-the-network/

EdiCitNet toolbox web is already available in 7 different languages

In order to make the EdiCitNet toolbox web more inclusive and user friendly, ICRA, UL, SEMIDE and BOKU are joining efforts to translate the web into 7 different languages: English, Catalan, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Slovenian and German. The whole web is translated, except the sections that are under
WP2 would like to include as many languages as possible. Therefore, if you want to see the EdiCitNet toolbox web in your own language, please contact us, we will be very glad to give you guidance on the translation procedure.

Check it out! More than 140 Edible City Solutions from “sister” project H2020 NATURAVATION already available on the EdiCitNet toolbox web

WP2 is very happy to announce that we have been collaborating with H2020 “sister” project NATURVATION in order to integrate the edible Nature-Based Solutions from NATURVATION ATLAS (https://naturvation.eu/atlas) into the EdiCitNet catalogue (available on (https://toolbox.edicitnet.com/).
As a result of this collaboration, on the EdiCitNet catalogue, you will find information about more than 140 ECS from NATURVATION project, including a detailed description, starting year, type of funding, social medias, webs and related documents (PDF). For more information you can access the original source (NATURVATION ATLAS).

City Team Meeting in Berlin (25th of November 2020)

The City Team met in order to discuss the status quo of the project and to collect ideas on how to proceed with the upcoming project tasks. An additional focus was set on public outreach of the project through a factsheet to enable political involvement.
An overview of potential edible city solutions in Berlin was given. In a next step, the City Team will comment on these projects and then choose 20 different ones, which will be further analyzed. The portfolio of different edible city solutions will be part of the masterplan in Berlin.

Diploma awards : “Social and community cooking” course for young people in the northern area of Barcelona

On 3/11/2020, the Social Education Platform Cruïlla from Ciutat Meridiana- Barcelona (PES Cruïlla) and the Solidarity Foundation of the University of Barcelona has delivered the extension university course diplomas “Social and community cooking” at the University of Barcelona, coordinated by Dr. Carme Panchón and aimed at young people aged 18 to 25 with special difficulties in socio-occupational integration, preferably in the neighborhoods in the northern part of the Nou Barris district (Ciutat Meridiana, Torre Baró and Vallbona, Barcelona).
The aim of the course has been to offer these young people professional training that facilitates their incorporation into the labour market, specifically in the hotel and catering sector.
In addition to providing them with the necessary theoretical and practical skills in this sector, the course has offered students tools to develop attitudes and skills that contribute to their personal growth and social and employment integration.
The training has included mentored support, has encouraged self-employment and entrepreneurship, and has facilitated the contact of young people with companies in the sector.
The collaboration between PES Cruïlla and the University of Barcelona is part of the Socio-educational Intervention Program that the UB Solidarity Foundation is developing in the North Zone of Barcelona.

EdiCitNet project in Tunisian Science Feast

The Science Feast is organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – Directorate General of Scientific Research in partnership with the Tunis Science City (CST) on October 30 and 31, 2019. The feast of science aims to raise awareness among the general public about scientific culture, the valorization of research of the scientific community, the stimulation in young people of their curiosity for science and their interest in scientific careers, the discovery of jobs resulting from research, knowledge sharing and exchanges between researchers and citizens in a festive atmosphere.
The EdiCitNet project was presented during the Tunisian Science Feast at a plenary Conference. Prof Latifa Bousselmi explained the framework of the EdiCitNet project, the partnership and the overall objective of this project. She also presented the planned actions and the expected impacts of the project. Different concepts of some Tunisian “edible city” case studies were also discussed with the audience.