Welcome to the Online Resource Centre of REFRAME. Here you can find the best practices of our project so far.

REFRAME is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 - 2020 and involves five different countries in the North Sea Region (Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands).

By sharing knowledge and best practices we hope to achieve the five following project objectives:

  1. New skills for food related SME's and other stakeholders within a regional food frame 
    The REFRAME project aims at supporting food related SMEs and other stakeholders to develop their skills in order to realize the potential of food production for the region. We aim at establishing training and learning networks and arrange activities to train and coach SMEs and other stakeholders. We also involve educational institutions and high schools in order to integrate short food chains into their curricula.
  2. Regional organization in a cooperative structure 
    The REFRAME project aims at establishing regional cooperative arrangements between regional suppliers and large scale consumers (public and corporate) to provide for a sizable regional B2B food market.

  3. Policy decision taking on urban food policies and intentions 
    The REFRAME project aims at influencing and supporting large scale urban consumers (public and corporate) to prepare and formalise decision making on urban food policies and express intentions for regional sourcing as a basis to cooperate with regional suppliers.

  4. Business innovation through smart specialisation
    The REFRAME project aims at inspiring and helping food related SME's to find, develop and strengthen their offer to better meet the demand from the regional market players.

  5. Create data and understanding of current supply and demand
    The REFRAME project aims at creating opportunities for regional stakeholders to gain insight in current volumes and quality of regional food supply and urban demand and understand the (mis)matches between both.


Latest Project News

Regional beef cooperative

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Thinking Growth

The regional beef cooperative Natuurvlees Westerkwartier is a joint venture between various links in the meat chain: a.o. dairy farmers, cattle farmer…

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Three cooperatives in East-Flanders

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Thinking Growth

In the East of Flanders (Belgium), already three cooperatives are established: Mmm...eetjesland, Smaak van Waas and Vlapas, in which producers unite …

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Snack bar of the Future winner of the Green Pepper Award

Monday, November 5, 2018
Thinking Growth

Snack bar of the Future (Snackbar van de toekomst) is this year's winner of the Green Pepper Award! On November 3d alderman Mattias Gijsbertsen from t…

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Lean Management as best practice for horticulture

Monday, October 29, 2018
Thinking Growth

Within the REFRAME-project a seminar was recently arranged that focused on Lean Management and the need to save time in order to find ways to grow in …

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Dutch Cuisine - developing the regional food culture

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Thinking Growth

The Municipality of Groningen stimulates the use of regional products in restaurant meals and by catering companies, by promoting the label ‘Dutch Cui…

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