26/09/2018 - 19:30

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?

  • 26/09/2018 - 19:30
”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   PROGRAMME   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     Registrations to elsi.katainen-office@europarl.europa.eu by the 24th of September. If you need an access badge to European Parliament, please provide also passport number/ID-number, birth of date and nationality with your registration.