EURAGRI Conference 2018

The EURAGRI Conference 2018 "Cross Sectoral Opportunities in the Bio-economy and the Implementation of the SDGs" will take place in Olso, Norway, on 24 and 25 September. The event is organised by the Research Council of Norway and EURAGRI*.

Since the UN adopted the global sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2016 –2030-2050, they have become a core concept of European and national funding strategies. Science, technology and research within the field of the bioeconomy and the agro, food, aqua, and forest sector(s) are vital means to reach the SDGs. The Norwegian Research Council and EURAGRI invite all participants to address the various dimensions of SDGs and their implementation in research and innovation.

At the conference the following questions will be discussed:
• What are the appropriate instruments and processes needed for the European research system to address the challenges?
• How do we know that the approaches chosen are relevant?
• How do we coordinate approaches with important actors outside the research system?
• How can we include an improved and a continued reflexivity function into the overall process?

More information can be found on the EURAGRI website 

*: EURopean AGricultural Research Initiative. EURAGRI is a not-for-profit organisation that acts as a forum for representatives from public research and innovation institutes, universities, funding bodies and ministries engaged in research and innovation in the agri-food sector and the broader bioeconomy.

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