Bioeconomy WG
15/09/2020 - 11:00

Information and project facilitation workshop - Farm to Fork Strategy and the Horizon 2020 Green Deal call


Research and innovation are key drivers in accelerating the transition to sustainable, healthy and inclusive food systems from primary production to consumption, addressing the overall challenge of feeding a growing population while ensuring that the economic, social, and environmental foundations of food and nutrition security for current and future generations. The Farm to Fork Strategy sits at the centre of the Green Deal and underlines the importance of a fair and just transition that encompasses all actors in the food system. To achieve this, innovative systemic solutions that can be scaled up are needed. In September, the European Green Deal calls will open with one call area dedicated to Farm to Fork.

Organised by the Bioeconomy WG, the workshop will focus specifically on the regional and local research and innovation ecosystem and the involvement of a wide range of stakeholders (quadruple helix) in applying a system approach to food systems.

The workshop is divided into two parts: an information session and a project development session.

SESSION 1: The policy context – Farm to Fork and the European Green Deal (11.00-13.00)

This session includes presentations on the Farm to Fork strategy and the European Green Deal as well as three regional cases each addressing one of the challenges outlined in call area 6.

Please find the draft agenda in the supporting documents section on the right-hand side.

To attend the information session, please register via this link.

SESSION 2: Project development workshop (14.00-16.00)

This session will focus on the Horizon 2020 Green Deal Area 6: Farm to Fork – Testing and demonstrating systemic innovations in support of the Farm-to-Fork Strategy, placing specific emphasis on the regional and local dimension and the multi-actor approach.

The session is primarily aimed at experts in the field. We expect all participants to be prepared and to have the expertise to discuss the calls and the project ideas.

The project development session is open to both ERRIN members and external partners.

The project facilitation process consists of the following steps:

Call for project ideas – deadline 2 September, 17.00 (Brussels time) – OPEN NOW

Call for project partners – will open after the call for project ideas and will be based on the shortlisted project ideas (deadline 13 September, 17.00 Brussels time)

Project development workshop – 15 September, 14.00-16.00