We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Through a workshop taking place at the EU Pavillion of EXPO Milano, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV) will showcase some of the outcomes of the development of an EMAS Sectoral Reference Document on Best Environmental Management Practice for the agriculture sector. This work, developed by the JRC over the past 2 years with the involvement of a large number of experts from the sector, describes best practices that the agricultural sector can implement to improve its environmental performance, and contribute to sustainable food production.
|Update (9/7/2015): The presentations and poster from the event have been uploaded on this page.|
|11.00-11.20||Welcome and overview|
Paolo Canfora (JRC) and Sébastien Paquot (DG ENV)
Katarina Hedlund (Lund University, member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the EU participation in EXPO Milan 2015)
|11.20-12.00||Soil quality management|
Introduction and chair of the session: Ioannis Antonopoulos (JRC)
Guest speaker: Katarina Hedlund (Lund University)
|12.00-12.40||Nutrient management planning|
Introduction and chair of the session: Pierre Gaudillat (JRC)
Guest speaker: David Styles (Bangor University)
Introduction and chair of the session: Marco Dri (JRC)
Guest speakers: Alberto Pardossi (Pisa University), Daniele Massa (CRA-VIV)
Paolo Canfora (JRC)
Access to the event will be by registration only. Please note that submission of your request does not constitute final registration yet. You will be informed of the outcome of your request for registration a few days after submitting your request.
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The event will take place at the EU Pavilion of the EXPO in Milan (Expo Milano Location map). See the Logistics guidelines Expo.pdf document for information on opening times, access, how to reach the place and further practical information .
The workshop will be held in English. Simultaneous interpretation into Italian will be provided.
Attendance at the event is free, but subject to registration (see above). There are still few places available and for participants who will receive confirmation of attendance to the workshop, entrance ticket to the EXPO for the day of the event will be provided by the organisers.
The EU at EXPO Milano 2015
Expo Milano 2015 will be the first World Expo to take place in Europe in 15 years and its theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", is of vital importance for Europe and the world. As a global player in the debate on food and sustainability, the European Union (EU) seeks to reinforce its position, highlights its achievements and, most importantly, takes this opportunity to work towards finding common solutions to these issues with other international organisations, countries and private stakeholders. The EU leads the way in terms of promoting quality food and ensuring food security and safety and environmental sustainability. More information is available at the EU at EXPO Milano website.