FIT4FOOD2030 free webinar series on food systems R&I continues!

Io resto a casa – food, nutrition and health behaviour in Italy during COVID-19

The third part of the FIT4FOOD2030 webinar series advocating for responsible research and innovation (RRI) and systems thinking for food system transformation took place on June 9th. The second webinar took place on Wednesday June 3rd. These webinars explore various aspects of RRI and systems thinking at different levels of the food system, while drawing upon the FIT4FOOD2030 project outputs and learnings. The JPI HDHL, as partner of the FIT4FOOD2030 consortium, is contributing to these webinars.

Webinar 3: Transforming our food systems: Research & Innovation as an enabler of the Farm to Fork Strategy
In the third webinar, DG Health and Food Safety presented the recently published Farm to Fork Strategy. The webinar explored how Research and Innovation, as advocated by the FIT4FOOD2030 project can act as an enabler for policy development. The presentations from the speakers were followed by a live Q&A with a panel from the Directorate-General Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), the Directorate-General Agriculture (DG AGRI) and the Directorate-General Research (DG RTD).

The presentations from DG Sante and Jacqueline Broerse, as well as a recording of the full webinar, can be found on the webinar page of the Fit4Food2030 website.

The aim of Webinar 2: Cities as change agents, building competences for future food systems, was to introduce the importance and challenges of local engagement to transform the EU food system. It gave a broad perspective of what cities can do to contribute to a more future-proof food system. The webinar introduced the concept of City Labs, by presenting the processes developed by FIT4FOOD2030, focused on building the competences required by the various stakeholders and actors for the desired transformation. City Lab coordinators shared their experiences and learnings.

Keep an eye out for the fourth an final webinar in the series, which will focus on the Fit4Food policy labs, by signing up to the Fit4Food2030 newsletter or via twitter, following #FIT4FOOD2030 and #FOOD2030EU!

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