EU Science Hub

2nd Meeting of EU Member States' Commissioner-Generals for EXPO 2015

May 15 2014
May 16 2014
Varese and Ispra

The second meeting organised by the European Commission with Commissioners General for Expo 2015 of the EU Member States will have on the agenda:


A welcome address by Vladimír Šucha, Director General, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

A session chaired by David Wilkinson, Commissioner General for the participation of the European Commission to EXPO 2015, with interventions from:

  • Benedetto Della Vedova, Italian Secretary of State to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Roberto Maroni, President of the Regione Lombardia
  • Diana Bracco, Commissioner General of the Italian Pavilion and President of the Board of Expo 2015
  • Stefano Gatti, Director International Relations for Expo 2015
  • Renato Scapolan, President of the Varese Chamber of Commerce

A short press conference with the speakers is foreseen and a visit to JRC laboratories in Ispra and presentation of activities in the following fields:

  • Crop and yield production
  • Land use and soil
  • Water resources
  • Food Contact Materials
  • European Union Reference Laboratory for GM Food & Feed (EURL GMFF)
  • European Solar Test Installation Laboratory