Duurzaamheid & MVO

23-24 september | XXXIII EURAGRI conference, Gent

Thema: agrovoedingindustrie

Soort congres: agrovoedingindustrie

EURAGRI is a network of research performing organisations operating in the bioeconomy space. Established 33 years ago as a learning platform where those responsible for strategic leadership in research performing organisations meet and debate the constantly evolving national and European research agenda(s)

23-24 september | XXXIII EURAGRI conference, Gent

Agriculture, food, forest, fisheries – connecting research with society, co-organized by ILVO

23-24 September 2019, Gent

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 – Plant Research Dpt. – Caritasstraat 39 – 9090 Melle)

8:00 Pick up at the hotel

8:30 Registration

9:00 – 10:00 Opening speeches

9:00 A mirror of and for researchers, Joris Relaes, Administrator General, ILVO

9:15 Connecting research centers in Flanders, Nadine Buys, KU Leuven, President Agrolink Flanders

9:30 Societal impact has sizes and shapes, Gerry Boyle, Teagasc, President EURAGRI

9:45 Role of multifunctional approaches in the European Innovation Agenda, Bettina Heirman & Uno Svedin, EURAGRI

10:00 – 11:00 Keynote session I : Drivers for dialogue

10:00 Where are we coming from – where are we going? Yves Seghers, Centre for Agrarian History, KU Leuven

10:25 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

10:50 Q&A

11:00 Coffee

11:20-12:30 Keynote session II: Changing ecosystem around research

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

11:50 Science for a better life, can we (re)connect society?, Marc Sneyders, Bayer

12:10 The farmers’ dreams about an optimal Agricultural Knowledge Innovation System, Vice-president (tbc), CEJA

12:20 Q&A

12:30 Lunch at the Plant Dpt (project posters, networking, buffet)

14:00 Bus excursion to ILVO research facilities (Food Dpt. and Animal Dpt.)

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

17:30 Transport to Brewery Huyghe

18:00 Visit to Brewery Huyghe – Delirium tasting

19:30 Transport to Culture and Convention Center Het Pand

20:00 Dinner (& surprise act)


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

9:00 – 10:15 Keynote session III: Stakeholders vs science, setting the scene

9:00 Expectations from research to meet future demands seen from the BIOEAST perspective, Barna Kovacks, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU

9:25 How to make a game changer from approaches like systems thinking and co-designing of research and innovation agendas, Elke Rogge & Fleur Marchand, Dpt .Agriculture and Society, ILVO

10:05 Q&A

10:15 Coffee

10:40 – 11:30 Stakeholder voices

10:40 Agricultural innovation investments, yes, but…, Balázs Fatér, herbs grower, HU

10:50 How deep is the water between research results and implementation, Lars Crocket, leaks farmer, BE

11:00 Activism, philosophy, ideals and the right way to produce knowledge, Slow Food, Ursula Hudson, Consumer Organisation, DE

11:10 Global challenges and the (mis)fit with research, Caroline Huyghe, Rikolto, international NGO, BE

11:20 Powerful incentives for innovation, both collective and individual,Veerle Rijckaert, Flanders’ FOOD, BE

11:30 – 12:30 Wrap up panel discussion, moderator Greet Riebbels, Communications Dpt., ILVO

Gerry Boyle, Teagasc, EURAGRI

Christian Huyghe, INRA

Ülle Jaakma, Estonian Life Science University

Wayne Powell, Scottisch Rural College

Istvan Balla, NAIC

Lars Croket, Leaks farmer

Veerle Rijckaert, Flanders’ FOOD

Caroline Huyghe, Rikolto

Iris Bouwers, Lifestock farmer, tbc

12:30 Rounding up by Joris Relaes & Gerry Boyle

13:00 Closing of conference and reception





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