EIT Food’s first EU conference gathering policy-makers and food innovation experts to brainstorm on the future of food. The food sector is facing a number of challenges: malnutrition and obesity have become pandemics, more and more people speak out against factory farming and the sector is still responsible for 12-17% of the greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. However, change is on the horizon. State-of-the-art plant-based products are battling meat and fish for the centre of the plate, digitalisation enables new forms of farming and behavioural scientists are exploring how best to nudge consumers in the direction of healthy and sustainable diets.
This one-day event will provide a platform to discuss the possible solutions and the key levers for transforming the food system and delivering impact. It will bring together EIT Food partners with EU policy-makers from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council, as well as other EU stakeholders from industry, academia and civil society. The format will allow participants to play an active role, by taking part in a series of interactive workshops. The outcome will consist of a set of recommendations geared towards inspiring practical solutions in this time of EU leadership change. A new European Commission is expected to take office at the end of 2019. Meanwhile a new framework programme for R&I – Horizon Europe – is under discussion within the European Parliament and the Council. The event is organised in partnership with Brussels based think tank Friends of Europe.
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