2019 The XXXIII Euragri Conference

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Sunday 22 September

19:30 Visit to Ghent historical center followed by dinner at Restaurant Pakhuis (at own expenses)

Monday 23 September (at ILVO - Mensa - Caritasstraat 39 - 9090 Melle)

8:00 Pick up at the hotel

8:30 Registration open

9:00 Welcome:

- Opening speech Flemish Minister

- ILVO, Joris Relaes, Administrator General

- Agrolink Flanders, Nadine Buys, President

- EURAGRI, Gerry Boyle, President

10:00 Keynote session I : Where are we coming from - where are we going? Yves Seghers, Centre for Agrarian History

10:30 Global challenges in feeding 10 billion humans caring for their health and the planet. (Presenting perspectives from the The Lancet report) Lina Gordon, Stockholm Resilience Center

11:00 Coffee

11:20 Keynote session II: The multi-actor approach within the Agricultural Knowledge Innovation System, Inge Van Oost, DG AGRI, EC

11:50 The role of agribusiness in providing solutions for the future Marc Sneyders, Bayer

12:10 Young European farmers’ vision of agriculture Jannes Maes, CEJA

12:30 Lunch at the Food Pilot (with demos and tasting of local food)

14:00 Excursion to ILVO (Plant and Animal Department)

16:00 EURAGRI General Assembly @ILVO (members only)

17:30 Transport to Brewery Huyghe

18:00 Visit to Brewery Huyghe – reception with beer and snacks

19:00 Transport Restaurant Het Pand - Ghent - Dinner 19:30

Tuesday 24 September (at PAC - Room De Schelde - W. Wilsonplein 2, Ghent)

9:00 The BIOEAST Initiative Barna Kovacks, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU

9:30 Reporting from EURAGRI workshop The European Research and Innovation Agenda in an international perspective – the role of multifunctional approaches”, Bettina Heimann & Uno Svedin, EURAGRI

10:00 Coffee

10:30 Interactive session - moderator Greet Riebbels, Head Communications Dpt. ILVO Engagement of stakeholders in co-designing research and innovation agendas and impact? Visions of the future; how to get there and what do we expect from research? Elke Rogge, Dpt Agriculture & Society, ILVO

10:45 Stakeholders’ voices: Farmers: - Lars Croket, Leaks BE, - Balázs Fatér, Herbs, HU

11:15 The food processing industry, Veerle Rijckaert, Flanders Food

11:30 Slow Food, Ursula Hudson, Consumer Organisation

11:45 NGO: Joris Aertsens,Rikolto

Discussions/Voting +/- 60 minutes

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Panel session: reactions from the agricultural research sector: Moderator Gerry Boyle - ILVO (tbc)

- Christian Huyghe, INRA

- Ülle Jaakma, Estonian Life Science University

- Wayne Powell, SRUC

15:00 Rounding up

15:30 Closing of conference


We made a selection of hotels in the historical center of Ghent, you can book them using the following links:

Hotel Monasterium Poortackere

Ibis Gent Centrum

Novotel Gent Centrum

Hotel Harmony

Picture: KADOC-KU Leuven. Beeldarchief Boerenbond

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