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The TAST’in FIVES project aimed at reversing negative trends of urban poverty in the deprived neighbourhood of Fives. As part of a larger urban brownfield regeneration development, the project (re)introduced productive activities centred around food. At the heart of the brownfield, a building was renovated to host an innovative combination of activities in the fields of urban agriculture, production, culinary transformation and catering. Local residents were strongly involved in the design and running of the "community kitchen". This led to new economic and social activities as well as training and jobs opportunities for the area. TAST’in FIVES integrated a technological dimension by developing an experimental module for vertical agriculture and "contact-free" technologies. It fought against food waste and facilitated the distribution of meals in collaboration with social NGOs. Beyond its partnership, the project worked with different stakeholders including restaurants, caterers, charities as well as social NGOs already active in the neighbourhood.


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The Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) is a European Union initiative that provided funding to urban areas across Europe to test new and unproven solutions to urban challenges. The initiative had a total ERDF budget of €372 million for 2014-2020.

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