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Public launch of EASAC report on "Food Security" in Brussels

On 26 April 2018 EASAC has publicly launched its report on "Opportunities and Challenges for Research on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture in Europe" in Brussels.

Below you can find selected presentations as well as videos of all parts of the event. A photo documentation can be found in the bottom of this page.


10:00   Welcome and introduction

Professor Volker ter Meulen, President of IAP, EASAC Biosciences Chair, Project Co-chair

  • Download presentation here.
  • Watch video here

10:10   Presentation of report

Professor Joachim von Braun, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Project Co-chair

  • Download presentation here.
  • Watch video here.

10:30   Link to European initiatives

  • Mr John Bell, European Commission, DG Research, Director of Bioeconomy - watch video of speech here.
  • Ms Karina Angelieva, Counsellor for Education and Research, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria to the European Union - watch video of speech here.

 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, FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Watch video of panel discussion here.

11:30 Questions from the audience (Prof. von Braun) Watch video here.

11:45 Close of event

Watch interviews with Professor ter Meulen and Dr Fears here.

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