Food Wave

Project complete, from December 2019 to November 2023

What is it about?

“Food Wave” is creating alliances between institutions, civil society and young people for a green, inclusive and sustainable future for our cities. The project focuses on the importance of sustainable food systems at urban level and the adoption of responsible lifestyles and practices by young people (aged 15-35) to mitigate climate change. Through activism schools, discussion fora, street actions, community dinners, film festivals, workshops and more, young “Food Wave” activists are leading the change — starting with food.
Catch the wave, lead the change!

What changes does this project inspire?

“Food Wave” is creating an international community of young people, interested in changing our food systems to help mitigate and adapt to climate change. The projects’ schools of activism and workshops have trained over 400 activists and students about the food-climate nexus. 570 young people took part in 15 discussion forums, where they shared ideas and plans for the future.

The social media campaign reached more than 15 million young people. Over 250 activists and more than 20 influencers, particularly committed to the Food Wave mission and values, joined the project as Food Wave Ambassadors.

More than 60 000 people participated in 30 street actions, such as collaborative cooking sessions, social lunches and dinners, art performances, urban horticulture and self-production workshops.

Total budget



This project funds small organisations and/or local authorities. To find out more about funding opportunities, please get in touch with the partner organisation based in your country of interest.