FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies) is a project about working towards a more resource efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. The project runs for 4 years, from August 2012 to July 2016. It is funded by the European Commission Framework Programme 7.

FUSIONS has 21 project partners from 13 countries, bringing together universities, knowledge institutes, consumer organisations and businesses. In addition, a number of organisations from a variety of sectors have pledged their support to FUSIONS.
The project will establish a European Multi-Stakeholder Platform to generate a shared vision and strategy to prevent food loss and waste across the whole supply chain through social innovation. Already more than 200 leading European organisations have pledged their support.          
The project will contribute towards:         

  • the harmonisation of food waste monitoring;

  • improved understanding of the extent to which social innovation can reduce food waste; and

  • the development of guidelines for a common Food Waste policy for EU-27.

        
Through delivery of the key objectives, FUSIONS will support:

  • the delivery of the Roadmap towards a Resource Efficient Europe;

  • the European Commission’s target of a 50% reduction of food waste; and

  • a 20% reduction in the food chain’s resource inputs by 2020.

To find out more about the progress made by the FUSIONS project, please refer to the Work Structure section.

Strategies to achieve economic and environmen...

February 2015  FUSIONS' Partner WRAP estimated that one third of all food that has been produced ultimately ends up as waste.  Reduction in food waste would be good not only for food security, but a [ ... ]

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Exciting trainee opportunities- WRAP

January 23, 2015 Are you looking for excitement and opportunity? Do you want a role where you live your passion for the environment everyday? FUSIONS Partner WRAP is seeking two employe [ ... ]

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Call for abstracts

January 23, 2015 Envisioning a Future without Food Waste and Food Poverty (Envisioning 2015) Conference, will be held in Bilbao (Spain), from November 17th –18th, 2015. This conference [ ... ]

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FUSIONS Awareness raising events

December 22, 2014 The past two months have seen three Disco Soupes across Europe; Thessaloniki, Warsaw and Barcelona. On the 9th of November in Thessaloniki, Greece, a delicious free fea [ ... ]

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