A new digital network has been launched to encourage collaboration and bring together expertise from across Europe and beyond in a focussed response to the global issue of food waste. The Community of Experts (CoE) aims to help drive action at every level of the supply chain by empowering individuals, organisations and nations through the sharing of skills, knowledge and resources needed to act against food waste.

All 26 REFRESH partners gathered to discuss midterm progress in the project and build synergies between work in different parts of REFRESH. The meeting took place in Budapest on 07. and 08. September 2017.

This workshop will present preliminary findings from the REFRESH project on opportunities for improving EU policies relevant to food waste prevention and valorisation. It is directed at policymakers and high-level experts in food waste from business, research, and civil society. Participation is by invitation only.

The EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste will hold its second meeting of 2017 on 07. November in Brussels. Participation is limited to members of the Platform.

In October 2017 the REFRESH Community of Experts (CoE) will be launched at refreshcoe.eu. The CoE is a digital platform for sharing initiatives and best practice on food waste prevention. Users of the CoE will be able to find and share research and resources, initiate discussions and connect with fellow experts. Food waste experts are invited to share their expertise and resources.

The contest, "Sustainable Development and Our Food – Reducing Food Waste: China Youth Environmental Protection Originality Contest", took place in China. Nearly a thousand innovative works by Chinese pupils reached the organizing committee, varying in forms like videos, paintings, photos, articles, etc. Ten works each were appraised and selected from primary schools and secondary schools.

In June 2017 the 2nd meeting of the EU Platform on Food Losses & Food Waste, organised by DG Health and Food Safety, was held. REFRESH coordinator Toine Timmermans, together with Kate Bygrave who leads the ‘Framework for Actions’ work package, presented the RFERESH project, its establishment of national frameworks for action, success factors and recent developments within the national platforms of Germany, Hungary, Spain, and the Netherlands.

From 18 to 20 August 2017 the foodsharing festival will take place in Berlin. Enjoy a weekend full of energy, fun and engagement around the topic of foodsharing.

2017. júliusában hárm hétig várjuk a válaszokat a REFRESH kérdőívére. A felmérés a REFRESH projekt négy tesztországában zajlik: Hollandiában, Németországban, Magyarországon és Spanyolországban. A fogyasztókat arra kérjük, hogy töltsék ki az élelmiszerekről szóló kutatás tízperces kérdőívét.

In een periode van 3 weken in juli 2017 nodigt het REFRESH onderzoeksteam respondenten uit voor een grootschalig consumentenonderzoek. De enquete richt zich op de 4 REFRESH pilot landen, namelijk Nederlands, Duitsland, Spanje en Hongarije. Aan consumenten wordt gevraagd om een 10-minuten durende enqute in te vullen over diverse drink- en etenswaren.

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