2nd Food 2030 High Level Event entitled “Research and Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security – Transforming our food systems”. 14-15 June, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The event
The overarching goal of the event, taking place during the Bulgarian Presidency, was to increase the impact of research and innovation (R&I) for the whole food chain by engaging a wide diversity of actors to build a shared and inclusive vision and provide input to strategic long-term Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) related R&I developments at the EU level.

The event revolved around identifying the most effective routes to transform and future-proof the European food system to ensure FNS and a more sustainable way forward. Food 2030 takes on a food system approach linking land with sea and producers with consumers, addressing all four priority areas: Nutrition for healthy and sustainable diets, Climate and environmental sustainability, Circularity and resource efficiency, Innovation and empowering communities.

Materials available
The conference materials (PowerPoint presentations, conference declaration and web streaming of the plenary and breakout sessions) can now be found on www.food2030plovdiv.eu.

Moreover, the below reports that were presented at the conference can be accessed here (click on the respective images)


For your agenda: upcoming events
Two relevant occasions are planned for later this year:

  1. 16 October 2018: Food 2030 event at the occasion of the World Food Day (in cooperation with FAO), at the European Parliament, Brussels.
  2. 22 October 2018: Bioeconomy Conference launching the updated EU Bioeconomy Strategy, European Commission (Charlemagne Building), Brussels. Please note that the registration will be opened around mid-July. More information on here