About Living Labs


Living Labs are user-centred, open innovation ecosystems, operating as close as possible to local stakeholders and target population groups.



The Waste4Soil project aims at developing standardized solutions to help territories’ food system succeeding their transition towards more sustainability and circularity. However, local contexts are varied across Europe, and it is necessary to consider specificities to propose solutions useable by everyone.  

To succeed in this goal, the Waste4Soil project strives to set up Living-Labs in the different EU regions, which will allow to have practical and concrete results, directly managed by the key actors of an area and suitable to various contexts. Therefore, the Waste4Soil project is developed through 7 Living-Labs located in several macro-regions: Nordic Baltic (Finland and Poland), Danube & Balkan States (Hungary and Slovenia), and Mediterranean (Greece, Italy, and Spain).  

Living lab members – how does it work?

Each Living Lab will include all types of local food system actors, counting 10 to 20 active members, and a citizen panel of up to 200 consumers that will be consulted throughout the project.