The challenge of every project is the time after the project has ended. The activities have been implemented, the learnings have been shared but the project funding stops. So how can we ensure that crucial parts of the implemented activities are maintained and lessons continue to be shared widely?
These are questions that sparked an intense discussion among our Food2030 project family – a cluster of H2020-funded projects on urban food system transformations: FoodTrails, FoodShift2030, FoodE, Cities2030 and FUSILLI. Having established Living Labs in over 50 city-regions, we decided to share our main recommendations on the establishment and maintenance of Living Labs beyond the project in the form of a policy brief. The publication addresses policy makers on EU, national and municipal level.