International Network established (Deliverable D1.3)
The EdiCitNet strategy on internationalisation strategy addresses the observed lack of mainstreaming knowledge on ECS technologies, experiences and provided ecosystem services. We aim to strengthen the co-creation and diffusion of expertise and knowledge on ECS, spread successful methodologies and replicable strategies. Innovative solutions and best practice related to ECS to drive socially inclusive urban regeneration processes worldwide based on mutual learning and thus benefits. EdiCitNet uses an integrated, cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approach to built up the Edible City Network.
The international network will be established in an ongoing expanding manner and documented. The current establishment of the international network is documented by an online platform (CMT), that was going live already at the beginning of the project. Each of the EdiCitNet City Teams constitutes an active node in an international ‘Network of Networks’ and is therefore the smallest yet most important element of a truly sustainable Network actively working on a global Edible Cities Network.
Nevertheless, the CMT provides a virtual space for knowledge exchange and participation. Accordingly, the measures foreseen in Deliverable 7.1 (Refinement of plan for Dissemination, Knowledge exchange and Education) and listed in the appendix focus on different types of networking measures to integrate international stakeholder of ECS.