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Launch event of the European Partnerships on Agroecology and on Animal Health and Welfare

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The event celebrates the launch of the European Partnership on Agroecology (EUP AE) and the European Partnership on Animal Health and Welfare (EUP AH&W). These two research and innovation partnerships were initiated by research centres, Member States' funders and authorities, and associated countries, with the support of the European Commission through Horizon Europe. They constitute a milestone in the work towards resilient agri-food systems in Europe.

The partnership on agroecology aims to:

  • structure and support a network of living labs and research infrastructures that will accelerate the transition towards agroecology throughout Europe,
  • provide spaces for long-term, site-specific, multi-stakeholder and real-life experimentation, and direction for research activities on agroecology at the European and national levels,
  • deliver data, knowledge, tools and ready-to adopt practices that support farmers in understanding and implementing agroecological practices at the scale needed for positive economic, climate, environmental and social impacts.

The partnership on animal health and welfare sets out to:

  • shape a robust research and innovation system, providing access to new methodologies and products for animal infectious diseases and animal welfare monitoring and control,
  • contribute to a sustainable livestock production sector where infectious animal diseases are prevented and controlled with appropriate means, antimicrobials are used prudently, and animal welfare is respected in every phase of the production process.

They will:

Watch the full recording of the launch event.

28 FEBRUARY 2024
Agenda - 28 February 2024 launch event, Brussels
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  • common agricultural policy | research | environmental research | animal welfare | animal health
  • Wednesday 28 February 2024, 10:00 - 12:00 (CET)
  • Live streaming available

Programme

  1. 28 Feb 2024, 09:30 - 10:00 (CET)
    Registration
  2. 10:00 - 10:05 (CET)
    Welcome and introduction
  3. 10:05 - 10:20 (CET)
    Introductory keynote speech

    Wolfgang Burtscher - Director-General, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development

  4. 10:20 - 11:50 (CET)
    Presentations of the European Partnerships on Agroecology and on Animal Health and Welfare

    Panel discussion and question/answer session

  5. 11:50 - 12:00 (CET)
    Conclusion speech

    Kerstin Rosenow - Head of Research and Innovation Unit, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development

  6. 12:00 - 13:00 (CET)
    Networking event

Practical information

When
Wednesday 28 February 2024, 10:00 - 12:00 (CET)
Languages
English
Organisers
Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
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