Revaluing Public Sector Food Procurement In Europe: An Action Plan for Sustainability

David Barling, G. Andersson, B. Bock, A. Canjels, F. Galli, R. Gourlay, F. Hoekstra, F. de Iacovo, S. Karner, B.E. Mikkelsen, A. Selunda, J. Smith, R. Sonnino

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This report on Revaluing Public Sector Food Procurement is the result of a unique collaboration between policy-makers, practitioners and scientists working together during the Foodlinks project. The idea for the report
emerged during the initial stages of experimenting with how we exchanged our knowledge on public sector food procurement that came from our work within municipal administrations, urban and national governments, European platforms, civil society and the wider academic community. We wanted to ‘make’ a report together that reflects not only the reality of devising and implementing innovative approaches to public sector food procurement throughout Europe, but also offers an Action Plan to help and encourage urban governments to take up the challenge of more sustainable purchasing practices.
This is the result of that work. The report was written as a joint collaboration over a number of months using a wiki on a web-based platform that was also open to other members of our knowledge-based Community of
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyEuropean Commission (EC)
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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