”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

 

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

 

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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