Transforming our food systems to be more resilient and sustainable in the future – How to make most of the € 10 billion for Food & Natural Resources in Horizon Europe?
”Transforming our food systems to be more resilient and sustainable in the future – How to make most of the € 10 billion for Food & Natural Resources in Horizon Europe?”
European Commission’s Horizon Europe proposal foresees a strong investment in Food and Natural Resources related R&I activities. This is needed in order to fully implement the systemic transformation of food systems towards sustainability and to create the impact needed for a necessary change and an overall correction to restore the planetary health while boosting sustainable growth and jobs.
Only through ambitious European research which is built on interdisciplinary, multi-actor, and multiscale-practices across European borders and beyond, integrating strongly the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals in a comprehensive and balanced way. Horizon Europe programme can contribute to bringing about a sustainable and resilient future both for the people and the planet.
Date and venue: 26 September 2018 at 17:30-19:30 at 5G1, European Parliament
17:30 Opening remarks by Elsi KATAINEN, MEP, COMAGRI Rapporteur on Horizon Europe’s Food &Natural Resources
17:40 Barend VERACHTERT, Head of Unit of AGRI-Food Chain/DG RTD, European Commission: State of Play on the Horizon Europe’s Food & Natural Resources
17:55 Paula EEROLA, Vice-Rector for Research – University of Helsinki: Intervention by the University
18:05 Helena KORPELAINEN, Professor, Head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences: Case study of the EU funded research in the field of AGRI in the University of Helsinki
18:20 Johanna VILKKI, Research Professor: Case study of the EU funded research in the field of AGRI in Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland
18:35 Panel session with MEPs and following experts:
Barend VERACHTERT, Head of Unit of AGRI-Food Chain/DG RTD, European Commission
Oana NEAGU, Director of General Affairs at COPACOGECA
Johanna VILKKI, Research Professor at Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland
Helena KORPELAINEN, Professor & Head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences
Robert PEDERSON, Food Policy Consultants
19:05 Q&A – 15 min.
19:20 Final remarks and commentary by Ilkka P. LAURILA, Senior Vice President, Development, LUKE Natural Resources Institute Finland
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