The formal participation agreement for the European Pavilion in the World Expo 2015 was sent on 9th December in Milan in the presence of the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.
The EU exhibition will illustrate the EU's key role in
global food security in line with the EXPO theme "Feeding the Planet:
Energy for Life". The EU space will showcase how EU policies address this
world-wide challenge. Feeding the planet entails more than just food supply. It
requires well-functioning market and trading systems, clear standards on food
safety while respecting the global environment, human rights and guaranteeing
peace. This edition of the Expo aims to become a milestone of planetary debate
on food and sustainability and will be a platform for political discussions and
policy initiatives on these issues. In this context, the EU theme statement
will be: "Growing Europe's Future Together for a Better World". Connecting
with the themes of the Expo, it will involve the visitor in the development of
a sustainable future for Europe and the world. The EU participation is being
coordinated by the Commission's in-house scientific service, the Joint Research
Centre (JRC), because of its strong scientific and technical competence in the
theme of the Expo and the proximity of JRC's Ispra site to Milan.