Kolding is the second municipality in Denmark to sign the international food pact Milan Urban Food Policy Pact. In addition to Kolding, Copenhagen is also a signatory to the pact, which aims to develop a sustainable food system from field to dinner plate. In other words, it includes production, distribution, retail and consumers.
Kolding signs the Food Pact as part of the EU-funded FUSILLI project (also named Food2030 project in Kolding), which, like the International Food Pact, works to push our food system in a more sustainable direction. Food2030 in Kolding is a collaboration between the University of Southern Denmark and the Municipality of Kolding.

“In Kolding, we want to shape the sustainable society of the future. If we are to succeed in this ambition, our food and the entire food industry is an important part of the effort. We are now part of both a European and a global collaboration with more than 200 cities around the world, and this gives us good opportunities to draw on the knowledge and experience of both networks”,

says Mayor Jørn Pedersen.

Food councils and food policy

The initiative for the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact was taken by the city of Milan back in 2015 and by becoming a signatory to the agreement, Kolding will get support and sparring for the work of developing a sustainable food system. The actions that Kolding commits to in the Food Pact are all developed, coordinated and operated as part of the Food2030 project.
“We are well underway with the work of Food2030 and have already launched the first initiatives, such as a project on sustainable canteens. But other than that, it’s mainly about putting together a food council, developing a food policy and mapping the many different actors in the sector and establishing partnerships with interested enthusiasts, organisations and companies”, says Helle Vilsbøll, project manager for Food2030 in Kolding.
She adds that you are more than welcome to contact her if you want to contribute or collaborate on sustainable food.

Mayor Jørn Pedersen signs the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, joining a global network of more than 200 cities. Credits: Astrid Bakkegaard Cramer


FACTS: Food2030 in Kolding and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

The municipality of Kolding, together with the University of Southern Denmark, is participating in the EU-funded project FUSILLI along with 11 other European cities. The project in Kolding is supported by the EU’s Horizon programme with the amount of €1.1 million. As part of this project, Kolding signs the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, which is signed by 217 cities in all continents.

Both the Milan Food Pact and Food2030 in Kolding have the overall aim of creating a more sustainable food system, the latter in collaboration with citizens, businesses, educational institutions and in-house municipal kitchens and canteens.
Food2030 in Kolding has a duration of four years, during which research and experimentation will take place in various Living Labs across the entire value chain from production to consumer.


For more information please contact:

Helle Fuglsang Vilsbøll

Project Manager Food2030 in Kolding
T 7979 0820, helvi@kolding.dk