Public launch of EASAC-IAP report on Food Security in Europe

Presentation of EASAC-IAP publication on “Opportunities and Challenges for Research on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture in Europe”

Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, Brussels (Auditorium Albert II)

Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM (CEST)

Brussels, Belgium

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Presentation event of EASAC-IAP report on “Opportunities and Challenges for Research on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture in Europe”

10:00   Welcome and introduction

Professor Volker ter Meulen, President of IAP, EASAC Biosciences Chair, Project Co-chair

10:10   Presentation of report

Professor Joachim von Braun, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Project Co-chair

10:30   Link to European initiatives

  • Mr John Bell, European Commission, DG Research, Director of Bioeconomy
  • Ms Karina Angelieva, Counsellor for Education and Research, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria to the European Union

11:00 Panel discussion

moderated by Dr Robin Fears, EASAC Biosciences Programme Director

  • Mr Thomas Waitz, Member of the European Parliament
  • Mr Adrian Leip, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission(Unit D.5 Food Security)
  • Professor Anne-Marie Hermansson, Biology and Biological Engineering, Food and Nutrition Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg
  • Dr Aleksandra Malyska, Executive Manager, Plants for the Future, European Technology Platform
  • Dr Nevena Alexandrova-Stefanova, Agricultural Innovation Systems and Knowledge Sharing Officer, FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

11:30 Questions from the audience (Prof. von Braun)

11:45 Close of event (followed by networking coffee and snack)

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