Boosting the Role of Academia in Transition to Sustainable Food Systems

Monday 12 September 2022 (13:00- 16:00 CET)


12 September 13.00-16.00 CET

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Rada Chehlarova

Team leader “Farm to Fork” in DG SANTE, unit D1 “Farm to Fork Strategy


Melissa Claessens

Internal Partnerships Officer, Una Europa Secretariat

Dr. Bettina Hedden-Dunkhorst

Head of the Division for International Nature Conservation at the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN).


Enkeleda Lulaj

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Management in Tourism, Hospitality and Environment

Dr. Nátali Maidl de Souza

Research Assistant and Lecturer at the State University of Ponta Grossa, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, Laboratory of Agricultural Mechanization (Lama)


Dr. Alberto Merchante González

Vocal Advisor in the Cabinet of the Minister at the Ministry of Science and Innovation


Leonardo Piccinetti

Managing Director, Sustainable Innovation Technology Services Ltd

Sara Roversi

Sara Roversi

Presidents, Future Food Institute


Esa Wrang

Head of Food from Finland Program, Business Finland


Dr Fiona Borthwick

Dr Fiona Borthwick

Director of Post Graduate Teaching, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh

Prof. Dr.Carsten Dreher

Dr. Carsten Dreher

Professor for Innovation Management at Freie Universität Berlin and head of the Chair.


Prof. Sami Kurki

Director of University of Helsinki Ruralia Institute


Dr. Esther Pérez Corona

The Vice-Dean of Research and PhD programsof the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the UCM


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About this Event

The webinar, Boosting the Role of Academia in Transition to Sustainable Food Systems is the third and the last online event organized in 2022 by Una Europa Seed Funding project, INSTIL (The role of academia in transition to sustainable food systems). The project has connected five leading European research universities: the University of Helsinki, the University of Edinburgh, the Complutense University of Madrid, the University of Bologna and the Free University of Berlin, and started an interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder  dialogue on the role of academia in sustainable food systems. Each university have contributed to the webinars by bringing its own its knowledge, best practices and expertise. Both senior academic, early stage researchers and public/private stakeholders have been be involved. The webinars have been embedded in an open environment to ensure appropriate opportunities for cross-fertilisation, transparency and the rising of new ideas between disciplines through a multidisciplinary approach. Involved researchers will analyze the outcomes of the online events and will write a joint scientific publication.


University of Helsinki Ruralia Institute

University of Bologna, Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Complutense University of Madrid, Department of Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution, Faculty of Biological Sciences

The Free University of Berlin, Chair of Innovation Management

University of Edinburgh, Global Academy of Agriculture and Food

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