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Food&Cities sponsors trip to AESOP conference - New deadline: 9 Sept!

Published: 05 June 2022
Almere building with green plant walls. Photo.

Food&Cities is offering funding for researchers and PhD students at SLU to take part in the AESOP – Sustainable Food Planning conference,19-22 October 2022. Applicants can apply for up to 15 000 SEK, which will go towards covering the costs of participating in the conference, including the registration fee, travel and accommodation for a trip to Almere, the Netherlands.

The aim of this funding is to support PhD students and researchers at SLU in building cross-disciplinary networks connected to the thematic focus of Food&Cities; and help showcase research at SLU internationally. Food&Cities hopes this exciting opportunity will give insight, inspiration and ideas for cross-disciplinary research exploring the systemic relations of food systems and urban development and how these relationships influence the transformation towards sustainable societies.

What can you apply for?

Up to 15 000 SEK to go towards travel, accommodation and registration fee for the AESOP Sustainable Food Planning conference in Almere, the Netherlands.

Who can apply?

Researchers, Research Assistants and PhD students at SLU.

What is required from you:

  • Application indicating your motivations for participating at the conference
  • Participation at the conference
  • A 1500 word post-conference report: In the form of an article reflecting upon insights from the conference and how it relates to developing your own cross-disciplinary research at SLU connected to the thematic focus of Food&Cities.

Call deadline:

New deadline: 9 September


Submit your application to as a PDF in the fillable application form:

Food & Cities - AESOP-application_form.pdf

About AESOP – Sustainable Food Planning conference

Date: 19th – 22nd October 2022

Location: Aeres University of Applied Science, Almere, the Netherlands

 The conference 2022 is titled: Feeding the melting pot: agroecological urbanism for inclusive and sustainable food practices. The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from around the world to critically engage with regional food systems from an agro-ecological and social-equity lens. Specifically, the conference centers on three main thematic tracks around regional food systems:

  1. Socio-cultural inclusion and community building
  2. Planning and governance for food-enabling urbanism
  3. Open track.

You can find more information about AESOP and the programme here


If you have any questions please contact the Food&Cities coordinator