AgriResearch Conference - Innovating for the future of farming and rural communities

Venue: 
Le Charlemagne, Brussels, Belgium
From Wednesday, 2 May, 2018 to Thursday, 3 May, 2018
The EU AgriResearch Conference assembled over 500 people scientists, farmers, rural communities, industry, advisors, policy-makers, citizens and NGO representatives who wished to learn about EU agriculture and rural R&I activities and achievements and have their say on how to shape the future of agriculture R&I after 2020. The conference also provided this community multiple occasions to network.

The conference was about EU agriculture and rural research and innovation activities now and in the future.

These activities are driven by a long-term strategic approach to EU agricultural research and innovation which was published in July 2016, and underpinned the development of Horizon 2020 activities and the organisation of synergies with innovation support provided under the Common agricultural policy through the EIP-AGRI. With the final Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018-2020 published in Oct. 2017, and as the dialogue accelerates on how to design future EU policies, the time had come to take stock of the implementation of the strategy and reflect on next steps.

Objectives

The conference objectives were:

  • to take stock of the implementation of the strategic approach to EU agricultural R&I and present its first achievements on knowledge produced, linkages established between EU policies or new avenues opened in terms of implementation approaches;
  • to kick-start a participatory process to discuss how to further structure agricultural and rural R&I activities under future EU policies, in particular the future EU framework programme for research and innovation and the future CAP by identifying key issues deserving particular attention under the different strategy priorities and exploring how to maximise impact and synergies between the various EU policies and instruments.

This event forms part of a series of events on food, agriculture and rural R&I in which the EU Commission is involved, including also the 11th OECD Rural development conference "Enhancing rural innovation" (9-12 April, Edinburgh, UK) and the Bulgarian Presidency Food2030 Conference (14-15 June, Plovdiv, BG).

Programme, recordings and presentations

Final programme

2 May - "From strategy to action"

Watch the recordings.

Speeches:

3 May - Building on achievements to shape the future

Parallel session: Smart resource management

Watch the recordings of the Smart resource management session.

Presentations:

  1. Achievements, activities and gaps under Horizon 2020
  2. Synergies between instruments and approaches
  3. Shaping the future - Inspirational speeches

Parallel session: Healthy plants, animals and ecosystems for healthy people

What the recordings of the Healthy plants, animals and ecosystems for healthy people session.

Presentations:

  1. Achievements, activities and gaps under Horizon 2020
  2. Synergies between instruments and approaches
  3. Shaping the future - Inspirational speeches

Parallel session: Attractive, smart and resilient rural communities

Watch the recordings of the Attractive, smart and resilient rural communities session.

Presentations:

  1. Achievements, activities and gaps under Horizon 2020
  2. Synergies between instruments and approaches
  3. Shaping the future - Inspirational speeches

Plenary session: Reporting and wrap-up

Watch the recordings of the Plenary Reporting session.

Presentations:

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