FoodShift 2030 Parallel Event

Schools as sites for Food System Transformation

Following the keynote speech by Prof. Christian Bugge Henriksen, leader of the Research Group on Climate and Food Security, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, taking place on Friday the 6th, this parallel event “School as a place for tasting experiences and eating habits”, takes place on the Saturday the 7th (second day of the conference) also being the kick-off presentation of the FoodSHIFT2030 Open School Accelerator Lab of Athens (Lab Leader: Ellinogermaniki Agogi; Lab Host: Municipality of Pallini; Lab Assistant: Draxis) and its partners in the context of FoodSHIFT2030 (

Goal of the session is to explore new approaches for overcoming the growing divide between consumption and food knowledge by engaging schools in (re-)connecting young people with the land as well by strengthening the link between urban and agricultural communities, while providing hands-on learning opportunities, such as the cultivation of school gardens, the interdisciplinary projects on the whole food and nutrition system, entrepreneurship initiatives for older students, but also through actions, such as the prevention of food waste and the proper management of waste within the school and beyond it. The school utilizes the cooperation and interaction of community members by providing learning and information opportunities on the extremely important nutrition issues for tomorrow’s responsible citizens. Selected innovative school projects and actions at national and European level will be presented by EA partners in various relevant actions (FIT4FOOD2030,, Big data against childhood Obesity, and OCARIoT: Smart Childhood Obesity Caring Solution using IoT potential, on which educators and all stakeholders around the food system are invited not only to attend but also to collaborate with us to further implement/accelerate the relevant food system innovations.

Time – CET Topic Presenter
11.00 – 13.00 European Initiatives
11.00 – 11.05 Welcome & introduction of the session Katerina Riviou (EA)
FoodSHIFT 2030 Labs presentations
11.05 – 11.25 Measuring our Environment: How the Future Learning Unit at Fab Lab Barcelona is bridging the gap between research, education and society
Sally Bourdon (Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC for Food Tech 3.0)
11.25 – 11.45 Food waste prevention at schools: the case of Avignon Elsa Chiffard-Carricaburu (Ville d’Avignon)
11.45 – 12.05 Food waste prevention: a case from Italy Antonio Spera (Avanzi Popolo)
12.05 – 12.25 FIT4FOOD2030’s City Labs: Co-developing Educational Resources on Food Systems and Transformation Cristina Paca (ECSITE)
12.25 – 12.40 BigO
Big data against childhood Obesity in Schools: use cases from Sweden and comparison with Greece
Ioannis Ioakeimidis (Karolinska Institute)
12.40 – 12.50 OCARIoT
Smart Childhood Obesity Caring Solution using IoT potential: Implementing OCARIoT in Real School Settings
Kostantinos Soutos (EA)
12.50 – 13.00 Q&A Session
13.30 – 15.30 FoodSHIFT2030 Athens Lab & Advisory Board Members presentations
13.30 – 13.45 Schools as sites for Food Experience & Food System Transformation, FOODSHIFT2030: Athens Lab Katerina Riviou (EA), Ηelen Konstantinou & Popi Zinelli (Municipality of Pallini)
13.45 – 14.00 Innovations in the Food System; Integration of Research into Classroom  Students Familiarisation with innovations in primary food production and technology: Precision Agriculture and  3D FoodPrinting PostDoc Sofia Papadaki (Department of Process and Systems Analysis, Design and Development, National Technical University of Athens)
14.00 – 14.15 Zero Waste Schools Dimitrios Kalaitzidis (Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Attica, 4th Centre)
14.15 – 14.30 Boroume at School: food waste begins from students Alexander Theodoridis (Boroume, Saving Food -Saving Lives)
14.30 – 14.45 Educational activities and contests by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature Theodora Polyzoidou (Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature)
14.45 – 15.00 Experiential Programs Connecting People to Nature Vickie Stavropoulou (Organisation Earth)
15.00 – 15.15 Sustainable Urban Development: Educational activities by InCommon Eleni Intzidi και Marina Koumoutsakou  (InCommOn)
15.15 – 15.30 Q&A Session

The language of the first part of the session will be English (11.00-13.00) and Greek in the second one (13.30 -15.30).

You may watch in live stream on our YouTube channel or on Zoom (Meeting ID: 922 5701 5709)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 862716.