H2020 Edible Cities Network (EdiCitNet)

About the project

The Edible Cities Network is an EU-funded project designing and implementing urban food innovations and sustainable urban planning for greener, more edible and, above all, more liveable cities.

Edible Cities Network (EdiCitNet) – Integrating Edible City Solutions for socially
resilient and sustainably productive cities is a project funded by the European
Commission (Grant Agreement No. 776665).

The main goal of the project is to build an ever-growing network of edible city enthusiasts, all sharing information, inspiration and expertise, and collaborating to make our cities better places to live. The EdiCitNet project brings together diverse people from throughout the world to find ways of tackling urgent urban challenges – from climate change to social exclusion. To do that, we’re co-creating and testing edible, nature-based solutions in Living Labs, as well as co-developing Master Plans for Edible Cities of the future.

Five Front Runner Cities, among them Oslo, supported by a highly interdisciplinary consortium of city authorities, SMEs, NGOs and academia, will demonstrate their unique experience with their own Living Labs and transfer their knowledge to seven dedicated Follower Cities, determined to replicate some of these solutions for the benefit of their inhabitants. EdiCitNet is a five years project coordinated by the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany).

Norwegian project partners:

Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), the City of Oslo – Agency of Urban Environment and Nabolagshager.

Project webpage: https://www.edicitnet.com/

Nabolagshager Role

Nabolagshager work as experts in:

  • engaging and ensuring participation of target audiences in the living lab in Oslo: the Linderud Community Garden
  • co-creating activities and events with local partners for the Linderud Community Garden and baseline indicators for measuring the impacts of the community engagement process.
  • closing knowledge gaps in the effective implementation of nature-based solutions and their transformation into sustainable, innovative business models (read more here and here) . 
  • providing Edible City initiatives with effective consultancy services to improve their sustainable development models and marketing/promotional strategies (read more here).
  • creating an online EdiCitNet Marketplace to facilitate connections and collaborations between Edible City initiatives, entrepreneurs, institutions, NGOs, and other third parties at the local, regional and global level. close knowledge gaps in the effective implementation of ECS and their transformation into sustainable, innovative business models.

EdiCitNet Marketplace

Are you involved in an Edible City initiative, project or business and looking for collaboration opportunities, free business consultancy, expert insights and promotion for your work? Click here to visit and sign up to the EdiCitNet Marketplace.


Playbook «Growing jobs in Urban Agriculture»

Are you involved in an Edible City initiative and wants to learn more about the process of setting up a successful business? Click here to download this playbook.

Diamond Model User Guide

Do you want to map and analyse the viability of your urban food initiative and develop strategies for continuity and growth?  If you prioritize social and/or ecological goals over commercial success, this tool is for you. Click here to download this user guide.


For questions about this project, contact:

Helene Gallis – Founder / Director of Partnerships