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Schools as Living Labs

School Communities

School communities across 10 countries implement the sall living-lab methodology to address local issues linked to the food system.

Browse through all the school communities across 10 countries. Narrow down by age group, school subjects, societal actors involved and/or societal challenges addressed.

SCHOOL COmmunities

  • Serbia
This rural school gathers children from several villages in eastern Serbia. It is a vibrant place for the entire community and a space for educational, cultural and social activities within and beyond curricula.
  • Serbia
This elementary school has a strong orientation towards project and hands-on learning.
  • Cyprus
  • Environment
  • Single-use plastic
  • Waste
The school’s overall goal is to raise awareness concerning environmental problems.
  • Croatia
  • Food production
  • Local food supply
The school will develop a project to explore the sources of local food in the island. Students will collaborate with the local agriculturists and learn about traditional food production and meals.
  • Spain
  • Food system
In progress
  • Spain
  • Food system
In progress
  • Spain
  • Food system
In progress
  • Portugal
  • Environment
  • Food security
  • nutrition
The goal of the living-lab project developed by this school community was to make teenagers co-responsible for their food choices.
  • Portugal
  • Food system
The school develops multiple projects which aim to give to the students a voice and promote their teamwork capabilities, creativity and critical thinking.
  • Portugal
  • Food system
This school promotes projects that involve young people and children in close collaboration with the local community.
  • Croatia
  • Waste
This is the only high school situated at the Island of Lošinj with several different programs of secondary education. Main activities in this local community are highly connected with the touristic sector and are relying on the attractive and pristine natural environment.
  • France
  • Food system
Paris Lab School is an innovative, bilingual (English/French), inclusive, non-religious, and ecologically responsible school.
  • France
  • Food system
This school along the Chaudière River will develop a community garden on land damaged by floods.
  • Israel
  • Food quality
  • Health
  • Nutrition facts label
This school, located in Akko, will improve the impact and accessibility of nutrition facts labels by focusing on legal aspects
  • Israel
  • Single-use plastic
  • Waste
This school will co-create solutions to reduce the use of disposable tableware.
  • Israel
  • Environment
  • Food production
This school will develop solutions to assist beekeepers and the general public with issues and challenges related to bees.
  • Cyprus
  • Single-use plastic
  • Waste
The school is interested in minimizing food wastage problems.
  • Cyprus
  • Environment
  • Packaging
The school is interested in searching, identifying and evaluating the food packages
  • Israel
  • Environment
  • Single-use plastic
  • Waste
This Living Lab addresses the overuse of disposable tableware by the general public.
  • Israel
  • Environment
  • Food production
  • nutrition
  • Packaging
This Living Lab focuses on sustainable nutrition.
  • Israel
  • Food security
  • nutrition
This Living Lab will develop solution to increase food security within its local community.
  • Israel
  • Food consumption
  • Food waste
  • Health
  • nutrition
This Living Lab focuses on reducing the amounts of food waste by final consumers.
  • Israel
  • Food consumption
  • Food waste
This Living Lab focuses on reducing the amounts of food waste by the general public.
  • Cyprus
  • Food quality
  • nutrition
  • Recycling
The living lab project will tackle two main issues: the provision of healthier food options in the canteen and the improvement of the recycling process.
  • Cyprus
  • Environment
  • Waste
  • Netherlands
  • Food system
Calandlyceum is a school that focuses on talent development and aims to prepare its students as best they can for their role in society.
  • Netherlands
  • Health
Christelijk Lyceum Veenendaal carries the slogan “Room for development”.
  • Netherlands
  • Food waste
Jan Arentsz is a school which gives its students room for personal development and shows them that they can change the world.
  • Netherlands
  • Food system
  • Sustainability
Vox College is different from traditional Dutch schools: instead of being separated into different classes, students of all levels work together in projects. In these projects, different subjects are combined. This way, students can discover themselves and explore what they like and where their talents lie.
  • Portugal
  • nutrition
  • Waste
Casa Pia guarantees inclusive educational paths for young people without an adequate family environment
  • Portugal
  • Food system
The school’s motto is “Valuing diversity consolidating the ideal of an inclusive school”
  • Portugal
  • Food production
  • Food waste
This school community started a living-lab project to encourage students to know where their food comes from.

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