European Research and Innovation Days: POST-COVID FOOD SYSTEM ECONOMY

European Research and Innovation Days: POST-COVID FOOD SYSTEM ECONOMY

22-24 September 2020. European Research and Innovation Days

European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. This year, it is a fully virtual event, with the Policy conference and the Science is Wonderful! online exhibition.

By creating connections between cutting-edge scientific research and the most pressing challenges of a generation, the European Research and Innovation Days represent a unique opportunity to join the conversation and enact real change. From tackling the climate crisis to building a digital world that works for everyone, we’ll delve into the questions that shape who we are and the future we want to live in: it’s time to get involved!

The event is all about collaboration: bringing together individuals and experts from all areas to build connections and ignite a brighter future.

Extracts of the programme

22/09 @ 10:30 European Green Deal and Just Transition

This plenary session took an in-depth look at the research and innovation contribution to the European Green Deal and the recovery. It will be future-oriented and take into account the youth perspective with a special focus on climate, ocean and biodiversity.

  • EVP Frans Timmermans 
  • Mariya Gabriel 
  • Eimear Manning 
  • Johan Rockström 
  • Yousef Yousef 
  • Jean-Eric Paquet
22/09 @ 12:45 UNCROSSING PLANETARY BOUNDARIES: How to get nutrient flows back within safe ecological limits?
Experts from different fields linked to nutrients will discuss the environmental impacts of excessive nutrient flows and the possible solutions and barriers for bringing the nitrogen and phosphorus cycles within safe regional and planetary boundaries.

Speakers : John Bell, Mark A. Sutton, Chiara Manoli, Jannes Maes, Annika Eskusson

22/09 @ 12:45 Building a POST-COVID FOOD SYSTEM ECONOMY that works for people, planet and climate
Food must be treated less as a commodity and more as a common good. This session will explore alternative models for a new multi-objective food systems economy that can meet the EU Green Deal and Farm to Fork Strategy objectives.

Speakers : John Bell, Johan Swinnen, Silke Thiele, Ana Moragues

23/09 @ 10:30 The opportunity to halt BIODIVERSITY loss
The session will show how Horizon Europe will support the European Green Deal through science, research & innovation. It will improve our understanding of biodiversity decline and drive action for biodiversity & ecosystems protection & restoration, by promoting nature-based solutions & sustainable management of natural capital.

The call includes opportunities for international cooperation in addressing the needs of less-developed nations, particularly in Africa,

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