FIT4FOOD2030 Webinars

FIT4FOOD2030 has produced 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.

Webinar 4: Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in policy making for future-proof food Systems

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Date: 14 July 2020 (11 am – 12 pm CEST)

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The fourth and final webinar explores how the FIT4FOOD2030 Policy Labs can serve as an instrument to improve the impact of Research and Innovation (R&I) on food system transition, by adressing some of the issues associated with the role of R&I in policy making for future-proof food systems. Professor Tim Lang  opens the webinar with a presentation on the role of R&I in policy making for future-proof food systems. Then Chrissie Brierley introduces FIT4FOOD2030 policy labs, followed by Siret Talve who will present the Estonian policy lab.

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“The role of R&I in policy making for future-proof food systems”

Prof. Tim Lang

Professor of Food Policy at City University London’s Centre for Food Policy, United Kingdom.

Recording will be available 2 days after live webinar

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“Introducing FIT4FOOD2030 policy labs”

Chrissie Brierley

Deputy Coordinator JPI Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life and project officer FIT4FOOD2030 at ZonMw, The Netherlands.

Recording will be available 2 days after live webinar

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“An example of FIT4FOOD2030 policy lab: the Estonian policy lab”

Siret Talve

Scientific Advisor, Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs and Policy Lab Coordinator for FIT4FOOD2030 Estonian Policy Lab.

Recording will be available 2 days after live webinar

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Webinar 3: Transforming our food systems: Research and Innovation as an enabler of the Farm to Fork Strategy

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Date: 09 June 2020 (11 am – 12:15 pm CEST)

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The third webinar explores how Research and Innovation, as advocated by the FIT4FOOD2030 project can act as an enabler for policy development. Jacqueline Broerse leads us through this topic. Then Anne-Laure Gassin from the EU Directorate-General Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) presents the recently published Farm to Fork Strategy.

“The Farm to Fork Strategy: Research and Innovation as catalyst for food system transformation”

Prof. Jacqueline Broerse

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

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“The Farm to Fork Strategy: For a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system”

Anne-Laure Gassin

Policy officer, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety

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Live panel discussion with DG SANTE, DG AGRI, DG RTD and the FIT4FOOD2030 coordinator from the VU

The presentations from our speakers are followed by a live Q&A with a panel from the Directorate-General Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), the Directorate-General Agriculture (DG AGRI), the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), and the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam.

Luis Vivas-Alegre and Henk Westhoek represent DG SANTE.

Kerstin Rosenow participates on behalf of DG AGRI.

Karen Fabbri represents DG RTD.

Jacqueline Broerse is also part of the panel, as coordinator of FIT4FOOD2030 and professor at the VU.

Chrissie Brierley who is the deputy coordinator of JPI Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life moderates the live panel discussion.

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Watch the entire webinar 3 below:

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Webinar 2: Cities as change agents: building competences for future food systems

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Date: 03 June 2020 (11 am – 12 pm CEST)

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The aim of the second webinar is to introduce the importance and challenges of local engagement to transform the EU food system. It gives a broad perspective of what cities can do to contribute to a more future-proof food system. The webinar introduces the concept of City Labs, by presenting the processes developed by FIT4FOOD2030, focused on building the competences required by the various stakeholders/actors for the desired transformation. City Lab coordinators share their experiences and learnings.

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“Cities as agents of change”

Dr. Roberta Sonnino

Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning, Cardiff University

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“The FIT4FOOD2030 City Lab approach”

Cristina Paca

Project Manager, Ecsite – European Network of Science Centres and Museums

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“FIT4FOOD2030 City Lab Barcelona: Managing complexity for urban food system transformation”

Rosina Malagrida

Head of the Living Lab for Health at IrsiCaixa and co-coordinator of the Barcelona “la Caixa” Living Lab

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“FIT4FOOD2030 City Lab Sofia: education for change”