2nd FOOD2030 High Level Event
The Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of European Union is organising the next FOOD2030 conference, which will take place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on 14 and 15 June 2018. This high-level event, entitled "Research & Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security – Transforming our food systems", is dedicated to Research and Innovation (R&I) as a driver of sustainable food systems transformation. Such a transformation requires a new way of doing science, research and innovation that puts the food system at the center as a means to ensure food and nutrition security in a changing world affected by the combined effects of climate change, resource scarcity, biodiversity decline, malnutrition, shifting demographics and migration. The systemic approach, as called for by FOOD2030, requires to connect the 'whole food value chain' by linking land and sea and connecting producers to consumers, towards achieving four overarching priorities: nutrition for healthy and sustainable diets, climate and environmental sustainability, circularity and resource efficiency, innovation and empowering communities.
During this event the European Commission will present an update of the FOOD2030 process and vision towards shaping tomorrow's nutrition and food systems with respect to sustainability, resilience, responsibility, diversity, competitiveness and inclusiveness, to deliver on the four FOOD2030 priorities and Sustainable Development Goals. The event will provide a platform for dialogue, feedback and recommendations towards:
- Understanding the complexity of food systems and implications for R&I
- Building R&I ecosystems and place-based solutions to support food systems transformation,
- Strengthening R&I alignment and investments through better governance
- Boosting future investments in R&I in Europe, leverage private investments and increase synergies with public funding.
- Identifying how, who and what R&I in needed to transform our food systems
The online registration will open soon. More information will be made available on the website of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
More information on Food2030 can be found on the European Commission's website on Food2030