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Farm to Fork 2020 conference: Building sustainable food systems together (Digital event)

Please find below a list of independent events organised by the Commission during the month of October, on topics related to the Farm to Fork Strategy.

1. Climate neutral food and wood: Showcasing best climate practices in agriculture, forestry, food systems and the bioeconomy

6 – 9 October 2020, 9:30 – 12:30 CET

Directorate-General for Climate Action and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of the European Commission 

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) and EASME are organising a series of webinars to showcase successful LIFE and Horizon 2020 projects in the areas of agriculture (6th October), food systems (7th), forestry (8th), and the bioeconomy (9th). These online events will feature project representatives, experts from the EU Institutions and agencies as well as other key stakeholders. They will discuss best practices, lessons learned, and future policy initiatives.

2. Food 2030 - Transforming food systems through Research & Innovation

16 October 2020,12:15 – 14:30 CET 

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, in partnership with the 
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, and the German EU presidency.

This online event – on 
World Food Day - brings together researchers, innovators, policy makers, stakeholders and civil society for a high level discussion on the transition to sustainable food systems, and more specifically, on the key role of research and innovation therein.

3. Food policy at a time of crisis: what should the future look like?

16 October 2020,14:00 – 15:00 CEST, 13:00 - 14:00 BST 

The global crisis of 2020 has made every one of us aware that ‘business as usual’ is not an option for future food policy. How have we arrived at where we are now, in terms of food policy, especially in Europe? What would a transformed future look like? What will it take to transition to a food policy that delivers us a sustainable and fair food system that is better for our health, the environment, society and the economy?

The panel of experts, including Professor Tim Lang, Professor Terry Marsden, Professor Katrien Termeer, Professor Carina Keskitalo, will share their vision for radical system change and will set out their views on the workable policies needed to achieve it. You, the global audience, will be able to pose questions and contribute to the debate.

A second webinar addressing the evidence on a sustainable food transition will take place on 22 October.


Closed since 9 October 2020

Organised by



Andorra 1
Argentina 2
Austria 18
Belgium 411
Belize 1
Benin 1
Brazil 2
Bulgaria 6
Canada 1
Colombia 1
Costa Rica 1
Croatia 2
Cyprus 2
Czech Republic 11
Denmark 17
Estonia 13
Finland 8
France 55
Germany 60
Greece 38
Hungary 7
Ireland 27
Israel 3
Italy 60
Kenya 1
South Korea 1
Latvia 5
Lithuania 7
Luxembourg 11
Malaysia 1
Malta 4
Netherlands 58
Norway 17
Poland 11
Portugal 32
Romania 15
Serbia 1
Slovakia 16
Slovenia 10
Spain 57
Sweden 18
Switzerland 12
Turkey 2
Ukraine 1
United Kingdom 19
United States 2
Total 1049


EU institution 54
National government (EU) 176
Regional government (EU) 38
Local authority (EU) 16
Non-EU governmental authority 39
International Organisation 44
Academia and research, Think tank 106
Trade and Business Organisation 213
Primary food producer 34
Food manufacturer/processor 50
Wholesaler/retailer 18
Hospitality/Food services 3
Private company (other than food business operators) 63
Consumer Organisation 10
Environmental organisation 30
Food banks and other charity organisations 11
Other non-governmental organisation 111
Nutrition and/or health care practitioner 4
Investor/financial institution 5
Citizen 13
Other 11
Total 1049