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SMP Food – EU support to stakeholders to improve measurement of food waste and help implement food waste prevention in their operation – 2023

SMP Food - EU support to stakeholders aiming at improving measurement of food waste and help implement food waste prevention in their operation.

3 million euro

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Program Single Market Programme
Institution European Commission
Sectors Education & Training Environment & Climate Health
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions European Economic Area, European Union

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Priorities and funded actions


To support stakeholders in taking actions to address consumer food waste (both in- and out-of-home).


  • Priority 1: To – carry out an initial food waste diagnosis to understand the extent of the issue and to identify the “hotspots” needing specific action
  • Priority 2: To sett food waste reduction targets with reference to a specific baseline
  • Priority 3: To develop and implement actions/interventions to tackle the hotspots identified during the initial food waste diagnosis
  • Priority 4: To carry out a final measurement at the end of the project, in order to evaluate the results achieved by implementing the actions, and to understand progress made towards the targets and KPIs set

Among financed actions

  • Behavioural change interventions
  • Education and training
  • Information and awareness raising campaigns
  • Measurement and reporting tools and solutions for preventing food waste at consumption
  • Studies, data collection and experimental actions widening the evidence base for consumer food waste prevention interventions
  • Solutions and technologies addressing consumer food waste prevention that are ready to be implemented in close-to-market conditions, at industrial or commercial scale, during the project duration

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 18 and 24 months


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  • Total budget of the call: 3 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 100.000 and 300.000 euro
  • Cofinancing rate: up to 50% of the total eligible costs

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