Global Food Forum 2018
17/09/2018 12:30 - 18/09/2018 16:30
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EU food systems: Building winning strategies for dynamic sectors and territories – Innovation, Responsibility, Resilience

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 raking the following workshops from 1 (your preferred choice) to 6. Based on your choice and on the language available we will organise the groups.

            • Societal demands, Double performance of EU agri-food systems

              Volatility, Crises and Resilience of the EU agri-foods systems: entrepreneurial challenge and EU public responsibility

              Strategies for growth of Agri sectors and rural areas: necessity of a mix of EU and local dimensions

              Food Chain. Directive on UTPs, competition rules for agriculture:  which opportunities to be seized to structure the EU Agri-food systems?   

              Flexibility versus subsidiarity: where is the right, efficient balance for the CAP?

              EU & Brexit – Budget and trade, where does the future lie?

            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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                    In order to organise your participation, please indicate:

                    • I participate and I need transfert and accommodation.

                      I participate and I have non need of transfert and accommodation.

                      I participate as a journalist / a Farm Europe Member.

                  Practical informations will be provided at a later stage.

                  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).

                  Special conditions will be applied for Farm Europe members and journalists.

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                  The 2018 Global Food Forum will take place on the 17-18 September 2018, focusing on “EU food systems: Building winning strategies for dynamic sectors and territories – Innovation, Responsibility, Resilience. 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 Agriculture 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 6 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.
                  The 2016 and 2017 Global Food Forum involved each year more than high level political and economic decision makers across the European Union in a true participatory process. The annual events held in North Italy gathered under the Chatham house rules a limited number of 200 EU decision makers taking stock of the outcomes of this European participatory process and willing to design the future of the EU agri-food systems and related EU policies.
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