EU Regions Week: Promoting social innovation through public canteens

Session EU Regions Week school meals

Official high-level event at the 21st European Week of Regions and Cities | 43rd Breakfast at Sustainability's

10 October 2023, 09:30 - 10:30

ICLEI Brussels Office 



This one-hour event will bring several high-level representatives together to advocate for healthy school meals and food education for every child in every school in Europe. Several Members of the European Parliament will provide endorsing statements to the call and be ceremoniously handed over the signatures collected from the petition A Healthy School Meal for every Child in every School by a school class from Brussels.

This event is the culmination of several previous joint sessions, projects and initiatives advocating for transformative and concrete minimum standards in public canteens through the EU, building on the shared goal of creating more socially just and resilient food regions and communities.

The 43rd edition of ICLEI's flagship Breakfast at Sustainability's series is co-organised by IFOAM Organics Europe, ICLEI Europe, the European Committee of the Regions and the Association of Social Democratic Municipalities, with the collaboration of the European Food Forum.



  •      Joke SCHAUVLIEGE (EPP), CoRNat rapporteur on the Legislative Framework for SFS
  •     Tunç SOYER, Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Türkiye & ICLEI Global Executive Committee Member
  •     Silvia SCHMIDT, Policy Manager, IFOAM Organics Europe


Endorsing statements from Members of the European Parliament:

  • MEP Manuela Ripa
  • MEP Michaela Šojdrová


Event moderation:

  •     Peter Defranceschi, Head of ICLEI Brussels Office & Global CityFood Program



    •     Interpretation will be provided in English, French and Italian.

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