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FLAVOUR | Social Food Waste Event | 13 June 2022

Gepost op 17 maart 2022

EN | Since 2018, the Flavour project has been reducing food waste while creating jobs in the social economy in the UK, Belgium and France. Join us in Brussels on 13 June to discuss how we can create stronger financial business models for social enterprises and establish better social and circular policies in the future.

NL | Sinds 2018 bestrijden de Flavour-partners voedselverspilling en creëren ze banen in de sociale economie in het VK, Frankrijk en België. Kom op 13 juni naar Brussel en denk mee na over sterkere businessmodellen voor sociale ondernemingen en een sterker sociaal en circulair beleidskader.

FR | Depuis 2018, le projet Flavour s’engage pour la lutte contre le gaspillage alimentaire tout en créant des emplois sociaux au Royaume-Uni, en Belgique et en France. Rejoignez-nous le 13 juin à Bruxelles pour réfléchir sur des modèles économiques plus solides pour les entreprises sociaux et sur un meilleur cadre politique circulaire et social.

* Supported by Interreg2seas

* English-speaking event | Engelstalig evenement | évènement anglophone



09:00 – 9:30 Intro: why was FLAVOUR created? | Simon Martens

  • Increasing social cohesion through social employment
  • Decreasing food waste
  • Providing food aid for people in need


09:30 – 10:30 The social benefits of the FLAVOUR project | Alexia Sabbe (VIVES)

  • Measuring our social impact


10:30 – 12:00 FLAVOUR market: take a walk around our market and discover the successes of the partners thanks to the FLAVOUR network

  • Belgium | Foodsavers Brugge, Mechelen, Zuiderkempen, SOBO & MOWI, VIVES
  • England | Brighton & Hove Food partnership, Feedback Global and FareShare Sussex
  • France | Panier de la Mer


12:00 – 12:30 Wrap-up: what do you think are the barriers we need to address? | Marieke Van Schoonhoven (EIT Food)

  • Spoiler: get the answers in the afternoon


12:30 – 13:30 Lunch: talking about food makes us hungry!

13:30 – 14:45 Workshops

  • For entrepreneurs: How can we strengthen our business models? | Caroo Torfs (HERW!N), Bart Van Droogenbroeck (ILVO)
  • Policy influencers: What policies are needed to support entrepreneurs in the sector? | Isabela Vera (Feedback Global)


14:45 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 15:30 How can we influence social and food waste policies? | Gorik Ooms (HERW!N)

  • Policy transfers: copying the best from the rest
  • The power of a large network


15:30 – 15:45 Wrap up | Marieke Van Schoonhoven (EIT Food)

15:45 – 16:00 Final word | Eva Verraes (HERW!N)

16:00 – 17:00 Networking

Who’s it for?

  • Social and circular entrepreneurs
  • Policy influencers
  • Food companies
  • or anyone who’s interested in saving food through social employment.

Register via the blue button at the top of this page.