APPENDIX 6: SUMMARY OF FUSIONS |
What is FUSIONS?
FUSIONS is an EU-funded project looking at food waste
prevention. It is a four year project (August 2012 to July 2016),
and is 100% funded by the European Commission's Framework Programme
Seven programme. The project has a total budget of 4 million,
and WRAP is receiving 0.42 million to undertake its share
of the project.
What is its purpose?
FUSIONS aims to contribute to achieving a resource
efficient Europe by significantly reducing EU food waste. It will
achieve this through a comprehensive and experienced European
partnership covering key actors across the food supply chain,
including regulatory, business, NGOs and knowledge institutes,
all with strong links to consumer organisations.
FUSIONS will establish a tiered European Multi-stakeholder
Platform to generate a shared vision and strategy to reduce food
waste across the supply chain through social innovation: new ideas
(products, services and models) that simultaneously meet social
needs (more effectively than alternatives) and create new social
relationships or collaborations.
The overall aims of the project are to contribute
· the harmonisation of food waste definitions
· the feasibility of socially innovative
measures for optimised food use in the food chain; and
· the development of a common food waste
policy for EU-28.
Utilising the policy and behavioural change recommendations
from the delivery of the key objectives, the FUSIONS European
Multi-stakeholder Platform will enable, encourage, engage and
support key actors across Europe in delivering a significant reduction
in food waste and the food chain's resource inputs by 2020.
What specific projects is FUSIONS delivering?
There are six work packages (WP):
· WP 1: data and information (definition
· WP 2: multi-stakeholder platform
· WP 3: recommendations for a common EU
food waste policy
· WP 4: feasibility studies
· WP 5: dissemination
· WP 6: management of the project
WRAP is the lead partner for WP 4 (feasibility studies),
but is also contributing to the work of all six WPs.
Who else is a member of the FUSIONS project?
There are 21 project partners from 12 countries:
Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy,
the Netherlands, Norway, Turkey and the UK.
There are three UK partners: WRAP, the Institute
of Food Research and Feeding the 5,000.
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