Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Dear team,

Please find attached our submission 'Manifesto for establishing minimum standards for public canteens across the EU' developed within the EU Food Policy Coalition under the lead of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.

This manifesto, so far endorsed by 13 local and regional governments, contains targets, procurement tender criteria, verification and enablers for healty, fair and sustainable food procurement. 

It consists of seven actionable target areas:

  • healthy food; 
  • organic and other agro-ecological practices; 
  • support for small-scale farmers; 
  • climate action; 
  • social economy and labour rights; 
  • fair trade; 
  • and animal welfare.

The manifesto covers the three pillars of sustainability and should be understood as a whole where all seven target areas support each other.

Kind regards,

Camilla Björkbom
Political Adviser
Eurogroup for Animals