FIT4FOOD2030 created a free webinar series titled: “Towards sustainable food systems through Research and Innovation”. The series aims to advocate for responsible research and innovation (RRI) and system thinking for food system transformation. The webinar series targets local, regional and national policy makers, food chain actors, academia, stakeholder/citizen engagement organisations, NGOs, CSOs, and interested public. The goal of this webinar series is to use the FOOD 2030 policy framework and FIT4FOOD2030 project as case studies to using research and innovation (R&I) policy for food system transformation.

The series is composed of the following four webinars: 

  • Webinar 1: RRI in the food systems (10 March 2020)
  • Webinar 2: RRI in policy making for future-proof food systems (May 2020, TBC)
  • Webinar 3: Cities as change agents: building competences for future food systems (June 2020, TBC)
  • Webinar 4: Engageing with stakeholders: learnings from FIT4FOOD2030 (June 2020, TBC)
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Webinar 1: Responsible Research and Innovation in the food systems

The aim of the first webinar is to introduce the European food system, its challenges, and need for transformation to future proof it. It will also introduce the EU’s research and innovation policy: FOOD 2030, which is a response to the food system challenges. Lastly, it will give an overview of the FOOD 2030 agenda, as well as some of the outcomes from the FIT4FOOD2030 project. This first webinar forms the basis on which the following webinars will elaborate.

Watch the presentations from webinar 1 below: 

“The European food system”

Dr. Kelly Parsons

Post-doc food policy researcher, University of Hertfordshire


“FOOD 2030: a research and innovation response to the food system challenges”

Dr. Karen Fabbri

FOOD 2030 Head of Sector, European Commission, DG RTD


“FIT4FOOD2030 as case study; use of responsible research and innovation in practice in food systems”

Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Broerse

Professor of Innovation and Communication in Health and Life Sciences and Director of the Athena Institute, Faculty of Science, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam


Watch the entire webinar 1 below: