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News article14 June 2023European Health and Digital Executive Agency

New call for proposals tackling food waste under the Single Market Programme - food strand

food waste stakeholders 2023

Fighting against food waste and supporting the production of sustainable food are some of the key objectives of the Single Market Programme’s food strand.

HaDEA has launched the call for proposals Food Waste for Stakeholders 2023 to support key food supply chain players in improving food waste measurement tactics and implementing food waste prevention in their operations.

The aim of the call is to support stakeholders in taking to actions to prevent and reduce the amount of food waste generated at consumer level, covering types of actions such as behavioural change interventions, education and training, the elaboration and implementation of food waste prevention guidelines, food waste monitoring programs, awareness raising campaigns and communication materials, and development of new business models.  

Project proposals are expected to include:

  • Food waste diagnosis and measurement strategies;
  • Prevention initiatives.

Total budget: €3 million

All interested parties are invited to send in their applications by 21 September 2023 | 17:00 CEST (Brussels)

Learn more on the EU Funding & Tenders Portal

Background

The EU Single Market Programme brings together the Union actions in the fields of competitiveness of enterprises, especially SMEs, consumer protection, customers and end-users in financial services, policymaking in financial services and in the plant, animal, food and feed areas.

In the EU, nearly 59 million tonnes of food waste are generated annually with associated costs estimated at 132 billion euro. Fighting food waste is one of the key action strands laid down in the EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy, which aims to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly. Reducing food loss and waste is an integral part of the Farm to Fork Strategy action plan, which calls on the Commission to propose, in 2023, legally binding food waste reduction targets to be achieved by Member States by 2030. In doing so, the Commission aims to accelerate the EU’s progress  towards the Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3 of halving per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer level by 2030.

Details

Publication date
14 June 2023
Author
European Health and Digital Executive Agency
Programme Sector
Food
Programme
Single Market Programme Food Chain
Tags
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