FOOD 2030 CONFERENCES .
The FOOD 2030 initiative was launched at the 2015 Milan World Expo, when Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, announced his intention to launch a Food Research Area by World Food Day 2016. In October 2016 a FOOD 2030 high level event was organised in Brussels. In October 2017 a FOOD 2030 science policy dialogue conference was held the occasion of the World Food Day. The conference being held under the Bulgarian Presidency in Plovdiv on 14-15 June 2018 is the follow-up to the 2016 high level event.
On World Food day 16 October 2017 a conference was held in Brussels which built on the successful October 2017 FOOD 2030 High Level Event. Its objective was to both disseminate successful European Research and Innovation (R&I) initiatives and to contribute to the ongoing Food Nutrition and Security science-policy debate. The stakeholders had the possibility to discuss and assess the current state of European research innovation and investment in this area, and to explore future needs. The event acted as an important milestone and building block in the preparation of the second FOOD 2030 High Level event to be held under the Bulgarian Presidency in Plovdiv on 14-15 June 2018.
The event was held on 12 – 13 October 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. The FOOD 2030 high level event provided a platform for dialogue that seeks to build on the political momentum for a coherent research and innovation policy framework for Food and Nutrition Security. The conference was an important step towards boosting future investment in research and innovation in support of impactful nutrition and food systems research breakthroughs, market-creating and open innovation, open science and multi-actor engagement, building of capacities and skills; and strengthening global collaboration for improved research policy alignment.
FOOD 2030 explores what is needed to transform and future-proof our food systems to be sustainable, resilient, competitive, diverse, responsible and performant in their provision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food and diets for all. Furthermore, FOOD 2030 investigates how research and innovation systems can be scaled-up to better contribute to the above Food and Nutrition Security priorities.