Countries can now join FIT4FOOD2030 by running a policy lab. In the policy labs, European countries and regions aim to maximise the impact of Research and Innovation on future-proofing their food system. We are offering three to five more countries or regions this exciting possibility. Countries are asked to indicate their interest by February 18. The deadline for submitting the letters of commitment is March 4th 2019.
The FIT4FOOD2030 project, that started on November 1st 2017 and runs for three years, supports the EC in further developing and implementing the FOOD2030 policy framework. It does so by creating a European network, which will make existing R&I policies on Food and Nutrition Security more coherent and explore ways to innovate R&I policy, build competences and raise awareness of FOOD2030.
What is a Policy Lab?
Policy labs are part of the FIT4FOOD2030 network and bring together stakeholders from the various areas of the food system. In a series of interactive meetings they analyse the current food system and related R&I landscape, define knowledge gaps and opportunities and work on innovative R&I policies. Potential outcomes could be policy briefs, methodologies or new R&I programmes. In February 2018, six countries and one region started with a policy lab and three to five more policy labs will be part of the FIT4FOOD2030 network soon. Each policy lab is coordinated by two persons, ideally from different backgrounds.
How to become a policy lab?
For more information about the policy labs and how to become a policy lab, please have a look at the call on the FIT4FOOD2030 website.