Public launch of EASAC-IAP report on Food Security 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


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

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)