Global Food Forum 2018: Can EU agri-food systems be again the beating heart of the European Union?
17/09/2018 12:30 - 18/09/2018 16:30
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Global Food Forum 2018: Can EU agri-food systems be again the beating heart of the European Union ?

Mezzane Bigli, Pavia (Italy) 17-18 September 2018


    17 September 2018

    12h30 -13h30: Arrival of the participants - buffet lunch 
      14h00 - 14h30: Opening words
        14h30 – 16h00: Agricultures: A beating heart for the future of the European Union
          16h15 – 17h45: Panel & debate: Which policies, Which agriculture for Which Europe?

            17h45 – 18h15: Closing remarks

            18 September 2018

            9h00 – 12h30: World café workshops

            IMPORTANT: Each participant will have the possibility to participate to two different workshops. Please give us your preferred topics by  ranking the following workshops from 1 (your preferred choice) to 5. Based on your choice and on the language available we will organise the groups.

            • EU budgets: securing financial levers for an ambitious transition of  food systems and rural economies

              Resilience: striking the right balance between entrepreneurial and EU public responsibilities to cope with uncertainty

              Sectorial agri-food strategies: designing the right policy mix between EU, national and regional levers for growth and sustainability

              Food Chain: which regulation to enhance solidarity spirit from farms to shelves

              From Brexit to a potential mini-TTIP: is there any coherent trade strategy for the EU agri-food systems?

            12h30 – 14h00: Buffet Lunch
              14h00 – 14h30: Outcomes of the GFF thematic sessions: Challenges not to be missed!
                14h30 – 16h00: Roundtable discussion – A performant CAP for double performant EU agri-food systems
                  16h00 – 16h30: Concluding remarks
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                  For non-Farm Europe members the 2 days event all inclusive (transfer from the airport and hotel) is 870 EUR – a special rate is possible when no transfer and no hotels needed (contact Farm Europe for details).

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                  Affiche GFF 2018The 2018 Global Food Forum will take place on the 17-18 September 2018, focusing on “Can EU agri-food systems be again the beating heart of the European Union ?. Discussions will take place in a typical farmhouse in the heart of Lombardy countryside, close to Pavia (Italy). 

                  The  Forum will start on Monday, 17th of September at 12h30 with an informal lunch among participants allowing an initial round of exchanges. The afternoon plenary session and roundtable will focus on strategies and policies to reposition agri-food systems as the beating heart for the future of the European Union and the European citizens.
                  On Tuesday, 18th, discussions among participants will be developed throughouts the 5 World-café workshops held in parallel, assessing the best ways and means to achieve this goals through Double Performance, Innovation, Sustainability, high level of Resilience and… effective and efficient policies.
                  The 2018 Global Food Forum will end with a wrap up roundtable discussion with key representatives of EU co-legislators and Agri sectors drawing performant EU policy for double performant EU agri-food systems.
                  Since 2016, the Global Food Forum has involved each year  key political and economic decision makers across the European Union in a participatory process, more needed than ever to unfreeze the debate at EU level and set up the foundations of a renewed ambition of EU policies having an impact on agri-food systems. Held in North Italy, the GFF gathers under the Chatham house rules a limited number of economic and decision makers taking stock willing to design the future of the EU agri-food systems and related EU policies. Each year, the conclusions and recommandations of the Forum are presented in Brussels at the European Parliament.
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