Innovation Cases > Social Innovations

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Living Lab Athens

Environmental education for young people
Student engagement in food innovation
Zero-waste school network, Attica, Greece
Community-based green education and sustainable business acceleration

Living Lab Avignon

Recovery and processing of 'ugly' vegetables to fight food waste and provide employment
Low-cost supermarket supporting vulnerable groups with fresh & quality food
Urban agriculture initiative with a focus on learning & citizen engagement
Processing of wasted fruit & vegetables into high quality food products

Living Lab Barcelona

Open-source climate simulator for education
Asian-Iberian fusion food products specialising in fermentation
Design of low-cost production systems for rooftop urban agriculture

Living Lab Bari

Community urban garden founded on abandoned land
Training facility for disadvantaged young people to enter the catering sector
Food waste reduction network
Urban garden cooperative promoting social inclusion
Consortium focusing on local development and inclusive employment opportunities in the local food sector, Bitonto, Italy
Network of social cooperatives and organic producers offering social inclusion opportunities
Social cooperative promoting sustainable lifestyles and environmental education
Promotion of sustainable development and organic agriculture in the local region,
Ruvo di Puglia-Bitono
Employment of disadvantaged people in farming activities & food production
Supporting local authorities in planning activities surrounding food and social issues

Living Lab Berlin

Social project offering fermentation and DIY food workshops
Vegan Community Supported Agriculture initiative
Recovery & trading of nonconform 'crooked' organic fruit & vegetables
Community Supported Agriculture partnership,
Berlin - Brandenburg
Organic vegetable farm focusing on regenerative agriculture,
Community-owned and member-managed supermarket
Initiative for inclusion of regional and organic food in public school catering
Local food hub for sharing food and community building
Local food hub focusing on community inclusion and diversity

Living Lab Brasov

Integration of local products into the public procurement for the kindergarten meals
Educating young people in kindergartens and schools on healthy diets, local food and climate impacts
Assisting and training local farmers in professionalizing farming practices and preserving gastronomic heritage,
Tinutul Barsei

Living Lab Copenhagen

An online platform to connect food producers and citizens
A community project to support small scale producers and farmers in Denmark and Skåne (Sweden) by organizing local farmers markets

Living Lab Ostend

Co-housing for high-quality living, sustainable gardening and meal sharing
Community-supported Agriculture under a sustainable and circular model
Restaurants offering food-related training and employment to people with disabilities
Door-to-door catering, for new, inclusive and accessible people-connecting spaces for people to connect through food under a sustainable model
A social grocery store, meeting and cooking place and garden project location
Provision of irrigation water for farming and outdoor agricultural education

Living Lab Wroclaw

Educational resource teaching children and adults about the process of making honey and the importance of bees
A network of places for sharing food surpluses and reducing food waste
A short-supply market for local artisan food products
An open community garden for training on garden architecture, ecology, gardening and local history
A community permaculture garden for barbecues, picnics, art exhibitions, workshop and outdoor sports
Volunteer-based collection of leftover fruits and vegetables from wholesalers for redistribution to people in need
Grassroots initiative of local farmers and consumers for access to good quality, local food on a weekly basis