Breakfast at Sustainability's

The ICLEI Europe Brussels Office organises this series of meetings called Breakfast at Sustainability's (B@S), hosted by local, regional and national governments represented in Brussels. Speakers of the past 30 editions typically included representatives from the European Parliament and the European Commission, with good practices shared by European cities.

B@S takes place multiple times per year and focuses on Europe’s leading, ongoing urban sustainability discussions. With participants and speakers mainly joining from Brussels, B@S is one of ICLEI's most climate friendly and prolific event series. For more information, or if you are a city interested in hosting a strategically visible B@S through your representations, contact:

Highlight event

29th Breakfast at Sustainability's
Fostering the Circular Food Economy through Stronger Rural-Urban Linkages

11 April 2019, 09:30 - 12:30 – Flemish Land Agency, Koning Albert II Laan 15, 1000  Brussels (Belgium) 

ICLEI, the Flemish Land Agency and the ROBUST: Unlocking Rural-Urban Synergies project are pleased to host the 29th Breakfast at Sustainability's (B@S), titled: "Fostering the Circular Food Economy through Stronger Rural-Urban Linkages".

The event, which will consist of a mix of keynote speeches and an interactive panel discussion, will bring together a variety of sustainable food system stakeholders and experts to explore how we can strengthen rural-urban linkages to improve city-region synergies and sustainability, support rural economies, and promote a circular food economy.

The various expertise areas represented on the panel will include sustainable food procurement, the circular food economy, urban food policies, tourism and culture, health, integrated land management / territorial planning, and nature-based solutions.  

B@S is Europe’s leading, ongoing series of sustainability discussions, addressing the most urgent and vital topics on the sustainable urban development agenda.

ROBUST is an innovative transdisciplinary rural-urban research project funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

Together, we are using this forum to have a “robust” discussion about rural-urban linkages with a variety of European sustainable food system stakeholders.  

The event will be held from 09:30 -12:30 on Thursday, 11 April 2019, at the Flemish Land Agency in Brussels. The event will be followed by a light networking lunch.  

Event entry is free of charge but places are limited and registration is required. Registration for the event will close when the places have been filled, or on 5 April 2019.

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