Euragri Conference: 23-24 september, Ghent, Belgium

Euragri conferenceXXXIII EURAGRI Conference

Agriculture, food, forest, fisheries:
our research with society,
or society with research?

23-24 September 2019, Ghent, Belgium

Sunday 22 September 2019  

17:00-19:00 Board meeting (only for members of the Board of Euragri) Novotel Gent Centrum Goudenleeuwplein 5 Ghent

19:30 Visit to Ghent historical center (start at Novotel Gent Centrum Goudenleeuwplein 5 Ghent) followed by dinner at Restaurant Amadeus Ghent, Goudenleeuwplein 7 Gent (+/-20:30 at own expenses)

Monday 23 September
(at ILVO Plant Research Dpt. - Caritasstraat 39, 9090 Melle)

8:00 Pick up at 'Poel', Ghent, Bus to ILVO, Plant Research Department Caritasstraat 39 - 9090 Melle No return to the hotel before dinner in 'Het Pand'.

8:30 Registration

9:00 Opening speeches

9:00 A mirror of and for researchers, Joris Relaes, Administrator General, ILVO
9:15 Connecting research centers in Flanders, Erik Mathijs, KU Leuven, 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 Heiman & Uno Svedin, EURAGRI
10:00 Keynote session I : Drivers for dialogue
10:00 Where are we coming from - where are we going to? Yves Seghers, Centre for Agrarian History, KU Leuven
10:25 ‘Perspectives from The Lancet report: the ultimate societal challenge of feeding 10 billion humans, with care for their health and the planet’, Line Gordon, Stockholm Resilience Center
10:50 Questions & discussion
11:00 Coffee

11:20 Keynote session II: Changing ecosystem around research

11:20 The multi-actor approach within the Agricultural Knowledge Innovation System, Inge Van Oost, DG AGRI
11:40 Science for a better life, can we (re)connect to society?, Marc Sneyders, Bayer
12:00 The farmers' dreams about an optimal Agricultural Knowledge Innovation System, Alan Jagoe, Agri Aware

12:20 Questions & discussion
12:30 Lunch at the ILVO Plant Dpt. (Caritasstraat 39, 9090 Melle) project posters, networking, buffet

13:45 Bus excursion to ILVO research facilities (Food Dpt. and Animal Dpt.)
16:00 EURAGRI General Assembly @ Food Pilot ILVO (members only)
17:30 Bus Transport to Brewery Huyghe (Geraardsbergsesteenweg 14B 9090 - Melle)

18:00 Visit of Brewery Huyghe – Delirium tasting (draught beer)
19:30 Bus transport to Culture and Convention Center Het Pand Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent.
20:00 Dinner @ Het Pand


Tuesday 24 September (at PAC - Provincial Administrative Center 'Het Zuid' Woodrow Wilsonplein 2 9000 Gent) 

The building is in the very citycenter, all means of public transport available, there is no shuttle bus service, nor in the morning nor at noon

8:30 Welcome

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

9:00 Expectations from research to meet future demands seen from the BIOEAST perspective*, Barna Kovacs, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU (* Central Eastern European Initiative for Knowledge- based Agriculture, Aquaculture and Forestry in Bioeconomy)

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

10:05 Questions and discussion
10:15 Coffee

10.40 Stakeholder voices

10:40 Agricultural innovation investments, yes, but..., Balázs Fatér, herbs grower, Hungary

10:50 How deep is the water between research results and implementation, Lars Croket, leeks farmer, Belgium

11:00 Activism, philosophy, ideals and the right way to produce knowledge, Slow Food, Ursula Hudson, International grass root organization, Germany

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

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

11:30 Wrap up panel discussion (moderator Greet Riebbels, Communications Dpt. ILVO)

Gerry Boyle (Teagasc & Euragri)
Christian Huyghe (INRA France)
Ülle Jaakma (Estonian University of Life Sciences)
István Balla, NAIC Hungary
Ursula Hudson, International grass root organization, Germany Lars Croket, Leeks farmer Belgium Veerle Rijckaert, Flanders' FOOD, Food processing industries Flandres, Belgium Caroline Huyghe, Rikolto, Belgium (NGO) Esther Esteban Rodrigo, INIA , Spain

12:30 Rounding up by Joris Relaes (ILVO) & Gerry Boyle (Teagasc)

13.00 Closing of conference & reception

* Central Eastern European Initiative for Knowledge-based Agriculture, Aquaculture and Forestry in Bioeconomy

Full programme

How to register?



Emergency Telephone Numbers:

ILVO: Elias Albrecht: +32/472 92 14 82 Greet Riebbels: +32 486 26 00 14

EURAGRI: Bettina Heiman + 45 2135 7594

Agrolink Flanders: Anne-Rose Gustin: +32/496 56 64 13