In December, the Slovenian partners of the CEFOOD CYCLE project had the opportunity to host the first workshop on food utilization in Gorenjska at Hotel Astoria in Bled. The event was highly successful, bringing together experts and participants to discuss crucial aspects and challenges related to food waste.
We kicked off the workshop with introductory lectures by Dr. Ilja Gasan Osojnik Črnivec from the Biotechnical Faculty and Lenka Puh from the ETRI Group. Dr. Ilja Gasan Osojnik Črnivec enlightened us on the challenges of addressing food waste, while Lenka Puh presented an innovative concept of “Mini Factories” and innovative scenarios for processing surplus food.
After the lectures, we moved on to the workshop, where we gathered ideas and posed questions that will serve as a foundation for further collaboration within the CE FoodCycle project. Participants eagerly shared their perspectives, experiences, and suggestions for sustainable solutions to food waste and surplus food utilization.
The atmosphere at the event was filled with positive energy and a readiness for ongoing collaboration. Each contribution was valuable and contributed to shaping the starting points and possibilities for circularity in the food sector in Gorenjska.
We extend our gratitude to all participants who contributed to the success of the workshop and look forward to further collaboration in efforts towards more sustainable and responsible handling of food resources in Gorenjska and beyond. Together, we can take significant steps towards reducing food waste and building a more sustainable future.