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Past Events

Congress on Food Fraud
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Jun 12 2017
Jun 13 2017

The “Food Fraud” congress, hosted by the BVL and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), will centre around the revision of the EU Control Regulation, which came into force in spring 2017. The new legal situation provides the framework for dealing in more depth with the implications of the new Regulation on the subject of food fraud. The event is addressed to all actors and stakeholders in this field.

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May 03 2017
May 04 2017
The Directorate General Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Directorate General Health and Food Safety (SANTE) are organising a symposium on nanomaterials in food: reliability of measurement results.
Dakar, 23 février 2017
Feb 23 2017

Atelier organisé par l'Unité Economie de l'Agriculture du Centre Commun de Recherche (Séville), avec le soutien de l'Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR), African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium (AGRODEP), Wageningen Economic Research et Wageningen Environmental Research.


Challenges 2017 - Prevention by Information
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Oct 27 2016
Oct 28 2016

We all, are exposed to a rising flood of information. This also holds true for the manifold aspects of food safety and consumer protection.

Food surveillance activities generate data and documents, describing and evaluating the events of the past. The central challenge now is to obtain sound knowledge for the assessment of future events from information from the food chain. This leads us to pose various questions such as:

Oct 19 2016
Oct 20 2016

The focus changed from feed safety to feed security and other challenges, ranging from traceability to new feed materials. The conference therefore intends to bring together colleagues from different horizons, such as research organisations, industry academia and public organisation, reflecting the diversity of feed challenges, to discuss the current and future challenges related to feed.

EU-IIASA Evidence and Policy event EU-IIASA Evidence and Policy event
©EU, 2016
Aug 30 2016
Sep 02 2016

In a complex world, evidence-based policymaking can enhance the effectiveness of public policies. To develop the necessary skills for improving practices in better integrating evidence into policy-making, the European and African Union Commissions together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are organising a highly participatory evidence and policy event.

Apr 28 2016

Workshop jointly organised by the JRC (Seville, Spain), LEI-WUR and Alterra-WUR (Netherlands); with support from The EU Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development.

Feb 04 2016

IES scientist L. Montanarella is an invited keynote speaker at the opening of the conference, at which he will speak on "EU-Agrarpolitik aus Sicht der Welternährungssicherung und Ressourcenschonung", in the Frederik-Paulsen-Hörsaal at 10:10.


Further information

See the full programme for further details.

A new global indicator - Bridging gender, food security and nutrition
Jan 22 2016

At todays' External Cooperation Info Point, IES scientist Estefania Custodio will give a presentation entitled A new global indicator - Bridging gender, food security and nutrition, in which she will speak about the new global indicator "Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women," designed to track women’s food and nutrition security, especially in resource-poor areas.

The general public, the development community and the staff of the European institutions are welcome to attend, and interaction and exchange are key objectives of these sessions

Luca Montanarella will speak on Soil and Food Security at the 'Mardis de l'Espace des sciences' this evening
Dec 15 2015

At 20:30, as part of the events held to mark the International Year of Soils (2015) and his role as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), IES scientist Luca Montanarella will speak of the urgent need to ensure soil quality in order to produce enough safe food to sustain a growing population in a session entitled 'À la base de l’alimentation : le rôle des sols dans la sécurité alimentaire'.