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.
The conference objectives were:
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).
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