The European Commission has launched a new High Level Expert Group in February, to assess the needs, options, impacts and possible approach for an International Platform for Food Systems Science (IPFSS). The Expert Group is expected to address gaps in the provision of food system science and evidence, in view of supporting an improved global food system governance, and will work for 18 months.
The High Level Experts Group consists of nineteen international experts from different disciplines and continents, who will work in close cooperation with the Commissions’ DG Research & Innovation. Early findings are expected in the summer of 2021 and will feed into United Nations’ Food Systems Pre-Summit planned for July 2021. The outcomes of the work may also feed into policy recommendations for further strengthening the international science-policy interface for improved food systems governance, and possibly in the proposed European Partnership on Safe and Sustainable Food Systems, which is envisioned to start in 2023.
Read more on the EC website.