During the year, Slow Food works to acquire funds from public and private institutions (international organizations, foundations, multilateral donors) for the implementation of projects that contribute to strengthening the network and achieving the strategic objectives of the movement at the global level.

The activities are divided into three main areas, which are linked to each other:

  1. identification of possible calls for proposals,
  2. planning of the activities to be carried out and presentation of proposals
  3. management of the funds acquired.

Below you will find the funded projects that Slow Food is actively working on.

 

Operating Grant  

NGO Operating grants for 2011 – 2012 – 2013 – 2014 – 2015 – 2016 – 2017 -2018 – 2019 – 2020 under the Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE)

The Operating grant is a co-financing instrument that covers the costs that European environmental NGOs, such as Slow Food, have to bear in carrying out the activities provided for in their annual work programme in relation to EU countries.

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SUSTavianFEED – Alternative animal feeds in Mediterranean poultry breeds to obtain sustainable products. 

End Date: March 2025

Donor: PRIMA Programme supported by the European Union

Partners: ALIA – Sociedad Agraria de Transformacion (Spain) – UMU – University of Murcia (Spain) – UNITO – University of Turin (Italy) – ISA-CM – Institut Superieur Agronomique de Chott Mariem (Tunisia) – Rayhana Ngo (Tunisia) – Entomo Consulting S.L. (Spain) – EGE University (Turkey) – Fondazione Slow Food per la Biodiversità Onlus (Italy)

SUSTAvianFEED aims to demonstrate the efficacy of innovative poultry farming systems and the social effects in rural Mediterranean areas, with a specific focus on gender equality.

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PPILOW – Poultry and Pig Low-input and Organic production systems’ Welfare 

End Date: August 2024 

DonorEuropean Union – DG Research 

The project aims to work on animal welfare and to co-construct, through a multi-actor approach, solutions to improve the welfare of poultry and pigs reared in organic and low-input outdoor production systems. 

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FOOD HEROES: Our compass for a future of solidarity

End Date: June 2022

Donor: European Cultural Foundation, in collaboration with Fondazione CRC

The project aims to encourage and celebrate the virtuous initiatives in the food world that are reacting to the Covid-19 emergency with ideas that may inspire others. A European campaign will be designed using the stories, comprising a digital catalogue, physical exhibitions and a social media campaign. At least one exhibition will be organized during the project lifetime and the circulation of the format will be spread throughout Europe thanks to Slow Food network. A version of the digital catalogue for schoolchildren will be realized and spread.

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MEDSNAIL: Sustainable Networks for Agro-food Innovation Leading in the Mediterranean

End Date: August 2022 

Donor: European Union – ENI CBC MED Programme  

MedSNAIL intends to tackle these issues by fostering the valorisation and development of small-scale traditional agro-food value chains, combining enhancement of market potentialities and socio-environmental sustainability. Project activities will build on the well-established experience, principles and methods of Slow Food, an international grassroots organization promoting traditional food with a strong focus on biodiversity preservation. 

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Foodnected

End Date: October 2022
Donor: MAVA, Fondation pour la Nature

With the support of the MAVA Foundation, the organisations Slow Food, Global Footprint Network, Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) and GOB Menorca have launched a new project aimed at reducing the “distance” between producers and consumers, as well as informing both groups about the implications for the planet of the way they produce and consume food. The project seeks to create an overarching Community of Practice (CoP) involving a diverse and comprehensive set of stakeholders (and their networks) in short value chains  to generate and share experiences and best practices, to seek workable solutions to their common challenges, and to build synergies that facilitate the transition towards fair and sustainable food systems with a low Ecological Footprint, starting in the Mediterranean region.

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Food & Tourism for Rural Development in Western Visayas, Philippines

End date: November 2021

Donor: Department of Tourism Philippines

The project will build upon the collaboration between the Slow Food Community promoting and preserving traditional foods of Negros Island and the Department of Tourism Region 6, and the Slow Food Travel inititiave, which aims to promote travel experiences consistent with the Slow Food philosophy. Slow Food will join this collaboration for the project that aims to improve the understanding of local agrobiodiversity heritage and food systems and how this capital can be linked to sustainable travel in Western Visayas.

CINE – Cinema communities for Innovation, Networks and Environment

End date: 31 October 2021

Donor: European Union – DG Connect

The project aims to promote film in communities where cinemas don’t exist or are disappearing, focusing on their ability to serve as venues for cultural and social aggregation, while sowing the seeds of environmental and food culture among younger generations. Find out more

COVCHEG 

Community-based Value Chain Enhancement in the Greater Caucasus Mountains 

End Date: August 2021 

Donor: European Union – EuropeAid 

The project focuses on agriculture and gastronomic tourism and aim at valorizing identities and local gastronomy, conservation of biodiversity and cultural heritage with some pilot actions. In longer term it will influence the state of natural resources and social environment and strengthen resilience of the territories. 

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Slow Fish Caribe 

End Date: June 2020

Donors: European Union – EuropeAid 

The project promotes the conservation of the biodiversity of Caribbean coastal ecosystems and coral reefs, consolidating good practices for the sustainable use of food resources in protected areas called Biosphere Reserves, essential in the fight against poverty and for the promotion of food security. 

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To learn more about past funded projects, click here

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