Fourth Stakeholder Core Group workshop

The 4th Meeting of the SUSFANS Stakeholder Core Group will take place on June 5 and 6, 2018 in Amsterdam.

SUSFANS Stakeholder Core Group

An important part of the SUSFANS project is to collect input from stakeholders involved in food systems at all levels. Therefore, a Stakeholder Core Group (SCG) which consists of 30 selected experts and decision makers representing a wide range of stakeholder communities and hence ‘worldviews’ (e.g. primary producers, food industry, retail, consumer groups, investors, regulators, policymakers and academics) was created. This SCG will advise the SUSFANS consortium on key topics during 4 workshops (October 2015, October 2016, September 2017, June 2018).

Objectives of the 4th Stakeholder Core Group Workshop

• To inspire the consumer-oriented way of thinking facilitated by a stepwise approach and introducing the consumer drivers of food and dietary choice into prospective studies on the sustainability of the EU food system;
• To evaluate and prioritise the consumer-oriented innovation pathways on fruit and vegetables in the EU;
• To receive feedback on the ongoing foresight work of SUSFANS;To discuss the likely key outputs of the project and how these could be of use to the stakeholders and their organizations;
• To discuss with stakeholders how to deliver the outreach work of the project beyond the stakeholder core group itself by helping to shape the key messages of the project to the different stakeholder communities and discussing how the group could play an ambassadorial role for the project.


Tuesday 5th June 2018

Session 1: Welcome and Introduction.

9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and introductions / Monika Zurek

10.15 – 10.30 Presentation: Where the SUSFANS project currently stands and summary of the emerging key messages from the project work / Thom Achterbosch and Pillar Leaders


Session 2: The consumer perspective

10.30 – 11.00 Presentation: Meet the consumer: Introduction to consumer research in SUSFANS / Harriëtte Snoek (WUR)

11.00 – 11.30 Breakout sessions: What would you ask the consumer?

11.30 – 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 – 12.15 Report back and discussion

12.15 – 12.45 Presentations:
• Consumers and Prices
• How do consumers perceive sustainability? / Stephan Marette, Emily Bouwman

12.45 – 13.45 Lunch

13.45 – 14.15 Presentation: What to communicate to consumers / Emily Bouwman

14.15 – 14.45 Presentation: Innovation pathways for fruit and vegetable consumption / Siet Sijtsema

14.45 – 15.45 Breakout sessions: Discussion and prioritization of innovation pathways for fruit and vegetable consumption

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 16.30 Report back and discussion

16.30 – 17.15 Presentation: The consumer perspective in the SUSFANS tool box models / Marijke Kuiper

17.15 Adjourn

19:00 Dinner


Wednesday 6th June 2018

Session 3: Using the SUSFANS project results

9.30 – 11.00 Presentations:
• Overview of project up to now and what is still to come
• Summary emerging results across work packages
 – Pillar 1 summary: Assessing sustainable food and nutrition security
 – Pillar 2 summary: Modelling sustainable food and nutrition security
 – Pillar 3 summary: Policy guidance
 – WP10: Foresight work
• Preliminary summary of key messages emerging from the project findings / Thom Achterbosch, Pillar leaders, Petr Havlik

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30 Breakout sessions: Discussion of emerging results and potential key messages

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Report back: From project to platform: challenges in connecting food system research on nutrition-climate/environment-economy-equity

Session 4: Toolbox Tour and Final SUSFANS event

14.30 – 14.50 Presentation: The SUSFANS toolbox tour and its key messages / Karin Zimmermann

14.50 – 15.30 Breakout sessions: What to highlight in this toolbox tour? And the involvement of the stakeholder core group

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee break

15.45 – 16.15 Report back and discussion

Session 5: Final discussion and conclusion

16.15 – 17.00 Next Steps and Expected Outcomes

17.00 Adjourn


Venue and Accommodation

Ramada Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Sloterweg 299
NL – 1171 VB Badhoevedorp
The Netherlands

The Hotel Ramada Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a 4-star hotel that is ideally located next to the airport in a no-fly-zone. It is easily accessible with the hotel’s free airport shuttle bus that runs daily from and to airport, from 05:00 am to 11:00 pm (5-minutedrive). The highway A4 and A9 are just 1 km away and the train station of Schiphol Airport can be reached in a few minutes.

The Hotel has an indoor-pool with sauna and onsite parking (free of charge for meeting participants).

A number of standard guest rooms have been pre-booked at special rates in Hotel Ramada Amsterdam Airport Schiphol where the workshop will be held.

  •  Single room rate: 124.94€ including buffet breakfast, free access to WiFi, indoor pool, and including VAT and 6.05% city tax.
  •  Double room rate: 142.57€ including buffet breakfast, free access to WiFi, indoor pool, and including VAT and 6.05% city tax.


Registration is open to SUSFANS partners and invited stakeholders from academia, industry and the public sector.

Requests for attendance from interested scientists who have not received an invitation should be addressed to Mr Elias Rito, Scientific Project Manager, ILSI Europe, at

The registration covers:
• Admission to the workshop;
• Workshop booklet;
• Welcome dinner on 5 June 2018 at 19.30;
• Buffet lunch and refreshments during the workshop on 5 and 6 June 2018.

Important: Due to a limited number of seats, registrations and hotel reservations will be available on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
Registrations and Hotel reservations should be made before 15 May 2018.
Upon completion of the online registration, each registrant receives an electronic confirmation of the registration and hotel reservation if a room booking was requested.


Ramada Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Sloterweg 299
NL – 1171 VB Badhoevedorp

The Netherlands

Date: June 5 - 6, 2018