15 May 2014
16 May 2014
Varese and Ispra (IT)

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

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