Food education for the future

Food knowledge for a sustainable future

Food education for the future

Food knowledge for a sustainable future

Food education for the future

Food education for the future is an Interreg Aurora funded project between Norway, Sweden and Finland. The project addresses a common challenge on climate change and low food self-sufficiency. By joining understanding of modern and traditional knowledge on food production as to increase awareness of climate change and adaptation through learning hubs, real-life learning sites and school gardens, the aim is to contribute to a more resilient Arctic future community.

The projects specific objective is awareness-raising and communication about climate change, adaptation and the route of food. This will be achieved by increasing knowledge and competence amongst municipalities, school personnel, catering personnel and entrepreneurs, through novel food education learning environments, methods and recommendations.

The project partners will create real-life learning sites, materials and courses for teachers, school catering personnel and SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises). Learning hubs will form experiential sites for learning, innovation and testing, where modern and traditional knowledge on food production and harvesting meet. New insights, methods and experience exchange for awareness-raising will arise. The hubs will also function as nodes in the local network.

Designing new methods and methodologies together with local communities, teachers, school catering and entrepreneurs, will provide new tools for schools to communicate about climate change through the methods of food education.

Recommendations will also be co-created by municipalities for municipalities on how climate change adaptation, resilience and food supply can be increased through educational means, together with communities and entrepreneurs.

As a result of the joint implementation, all participating countries will have learnt and implemented new methods on food education, gained experience and made new strategies on how they can increase their societies resilience. A positive impact will be seen on social, ecological, and economical levels.

You can find more information on the project website

Lead Partner
LUKE (Luonnonvarakeskus)

Lead Partner Norway
Nord universitet

Project partners
Kalix kommun
Länsstyrelsen i Norrbottens län
Korsholms kommun
Luleå tekniska universitet
Natur och Miljö rf
Bodö Kommune

Regular project


Green and sustainable transition

Climate change adaptation

2023-09-01 – 2026-08-31

1 663 970 Euro

811 446 Euro

207 795 Euro


Social, ecological and economic sustainable development is an overarching goal in the Interreg Aurora Programme. All projects funded by Interreg Aurora contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Food education for the future project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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