Policy Review Meeting with the European Commission
On the first working day after the Food 2030 conference in Plovdiv, the SUSFANS team met with a committee of 10 officials from the European Commission services for a mid-term “policy review”. This is a new instrument in the Research Executive Agency, meant to promote dialogue between H2020 projects and the EC policy community. Participants came from various policy departments, including DG Research & Innovation, Agriculture & Rural Development, Health and Food Safety and Climate Action.
Thom Achterbosch summarized the contributions of SUSFANS to the policy community around 4 topics (assessment, monitoring, future-proof system, innovation) and a 4-tier approach (food systems framework, metrics, harmonized monitoring, and foresight). A rich discussion with the audience evolved around how to maximize our contributions to the EC policy community and the FOOD2030 process.