On 5th December 2022, SAFE will be hosting the Webinar “Eating Habits, Mindset and Opportunities. Perspectives on food inclusion and accessibility”.
1 in 4 Europeans suffers from at least one form of poverty and 43 million Europeans cannot afford a quality meal every second day. The covid-19 crisis has led many countries to face growing levels of severe food insecurity, with the Agricultural Commodity Price Index reaching a peak since 2013. With global poverty on the rise and inequalities exacerbated by the pandemic, vulnerable households with reduced incomes have been considered the primary victims of this crisis. This often led to a reduction in quality and quantity of the food purchased. Not only, but also the global middle class increased from 1.8 billion to 3.5 billion and is expected to grow and reach 5.3 billion by 2030.
The objectives of combating poverty, promoting social inclusion and reducing inequalities included in the European Pillars of Social Rights are transversal issues which are present in SAFE’s actions. For SAFE, there is a current and developing need to enable the disadvantaged groups to access affordable and quality food.
During the meeting, panelists will discuss reports and studies coming from different EU institutions, including JRC, Universities, and national institutes.
The aim of the webinar is:
- to analyse the relationship between access to food and social conditions
- to deal with the correlation between nutritional problems and the type of food that disadvantaged people can afford
- to provide an analysis of data showing poverty is increasing
- to deep dive into the problem of access to healthy food from a psychological perspective.