Bringing together EU policymakers, EIT Food partners and other key stakeholders active in agri-food research, innovation and education, along the whole food value chain, the conference will provide a high-level platform to discuss future trends and priorities in food innovation in Europe, in the broader context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
On day 1, our aim is to discuss which role consumers can play in the implementation of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy, and how innovation can help them. We will identify promising and innovative solutions that will support the Farm to Fork Strategy, by building a more circular food system and supporting the sustainable labelling of food products. We will also look at the crucial work of farmers, assessing their needs in terms of education and skills in the transition towards a more sustainable and viable food system.
On day 2, the event will look at the opportunities and challenges of investing in the future of food, in innovation, entrepreneurship and education, to help the agrifood sector contribute to the recovery of the European economy, while setting it on a more resilient track. We will evaluate the impact of Covid19 on the agrifood sector and on consumer behaviour, while at the same time reflecting on future global perspectives ahead of the 2021 UN Food System Summit.