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Engaging start for CIBUS project

By Project CIBUS

The CIBUS project, whose name comes from the Latin language and means food - nutrition, has as its general objective the reduction of food losses and waste along the food production and supply chain, by increasing the capacity of regional authorities to develop and implement innovative public policies.

The project partnership consists of the Bulgarian Association of Municipal Environmental Experts from Bulgaria as the lead partner, together with the following project partners: Nicosia Development Agency from Cyprus, Alto Minho Inter-municipal Community from Portugal, Vejle Municipality from Denmark, Maramureș County Council from Romania, Häme Regional Council and Häme University of Applied Sciences from Finland, Galway County Council from Ireland and City of Liège from Belgium.

All the project partners participated at the kick off meeting, organized on line on 24-th of April 2024 by the Lead Partner, where important topics have been discussed and agreed such as the progress of the official documents (Subsidy Contract, Partnership Agreement and Steering Group Regulations), the Preparatory module for interregional exchange and the Project branding.

The main activities envisaged in CIBUS project are the organization of an inter-regional learning process through exchange of experience based on case studies and the evaluation of the state of each partner region in the field of food waste.

Eight inter-regional meetings will be organized which will focus on the following topics of interest:

  • - Factors contributing to food waste and loss along the food production and supply chain;
  • - Innovation in the field of food waste prevention measures;
  • - Identified needs at the political, practical and financial level related to the prevention of food waste.

The first inter-regional meeting will take place in Sofia on 18-19 June 2024 and organizational details have been discussed at the end of the kick-of meeting.

2021-2027 Programme
Circular economy