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The EU AgriResearch Conference is dedicated to scientists, farmers, rural communities, industry, advisors, policy-makers, citizens and NGO representatives who wish to learn about EU agriculture and rural R&I activities and achievements and to have their say on how to shape the future of agriculture R&I after 2020. The conference will also be a great occasion to network with around 500 peers.
What is the conference about?
The conference is 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, after a year-long participatory process including a large conference on 26-28 January 2016. This strategic approach has 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 October 2017, and as the dialogue accelerates on how to design future EU policies, the time has come to take stock of the implementation of the strategic approach and to reflect on next steps.
What are the conference objectives?
What is on the programme?
The conference will be structured in two parts:
2 May (14:00-20:00) – “From strategy to action” – A plenary afternoon including:
3 May (9:00-18:00) – “Building on achievements to shape the future” – A full day including:
Who will attend?
The conference is aimed at all actors and stakeholders who play a role in the design, implementation or promotion, dissemination and uptake of EU agricultural and rural R&I including:
Practical information: how to attend?
The event is free of charge and open to all willing to attend. Participants will however have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs and make their own arrangements (no hotel pre-booking).
Registration will open on 15 March (link to be posted on this page) and will close on 18th of April or once the event is fully booked if it happens earlier. Please note that your registration is subject to approval by the European Commission. Once registered, you will receive an acknowledgement of your request immediately and a few days later a confirmation of approval of your attendance. This confirmation is mandatory to be able to access the event.
Interpretation will be provided in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Bulgarian on the first day of the conference only (2 May). The second day of the conference will be in English only.
download the draft conference programme
SOURCE: HORIZON 2020 website