Food 2030 conference: Green and Resilient Food Systems

December 4, 2023

Brussels, Belgium

Are you interested in transitioning towards sustainable, resilient and inclusive food systems for the benefit of the environment and economy? Mark your calendar for the Food 2030 conference, which will take place in Brussels and will be web streamed on 4 and 5 December 2023

Registrations for in-person and online participation will open mid-September.

“Restoring mountain ecosystems” is the theme of this year’s International Mountain Day on 11 December. A few days ahead of this, the MRD Talk #06 aims to contribute to this global effort by bringing together researchers and practitioners to discuss how different types of knowledge can support evidence-informed restoration of mountain landscapes for resilient mountain communities.

Estefanía Quenta will provide insights into an analysis of mountain restoration activities. Tatenda Lemann will share experiences from the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies network. MRD author Devin Holterman will present his group’s findings on social science research priorities for a conservation initiative in North America, and Rob Marchant will underline the key role of evidence-informed policies based on collaborative research efforts in African mountains. These inputs will be followed by a discussion among all participants on how knowledge can be effectively leveraged to support the conservation and restoration of mountain ecosystems for the benefit of mountain communities.

Restoring mountain ecosystems is the theme of this year’s International Mountain Day on 11 December. This theme was selected to fully include mountains in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030, co-led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN and the UN Environment Programme. The Decade is an opportunity to draw together political support, scientific research and financial resources to significantly scale-up restoration and prevent further degradation of mountain ecosystems.

Shaping the future: European Foresight Workshop for resilient mountain areas

January 11, 2024

Representation offices of Toscana and Pays de la Loire Regions, 14 - 1040 – Bruxelles, Belgium

MOVING is organising a significant foresight exercise at the European level. Planned for 11 January 2023, this event will take place at the Representation office of Toscana and Pays de la Loire Regions, in Brussels, Belgium. Please note that attendance is by invitation only.

The European workshop will bring together experts and stakeholders to discuss scenarios and policy options at the European scale. The goal is to draw conclusions that will support the best local and regional scenarios for sustainable development and resilience in mountain areas across Europe. This event marks a crucial step in consolidating the results of local case studies conducted in 23 regions, with a focus on benchmarking mountain regions’ resilience and sustainability performance and exploring innovative approaches to secure the long-term provision of public goods.

If you have any requests or questions, please write directly to the organisers of the event: Origin for Sustainability.

Promotion of Agricultural Products: Info Days 2024

January 31, 2024

Brussels, Belgium

Join the Info Day and get valuable insights on the Promotion of Agricultural Products funding opportunity and application process. The event will take place in hybrid format on 31 January, from 13:30 to 17:00 and on 1 February, from 8:30 to 14:00

Following the recently adopted 2024 Promotion of Agricultural Products Work Programme, the European Commission will allocate €185.9 million to fund promotion activities for sustainable and high-quality EU-grown agri-food products in the EU and worldwide.  

The amounts available for campaigns selected in 2024 are split between promotion in the EU internal market (€81.3 million) and in third countries (€85.1 million). So-called SIMPLE programmes can be submitted by one or more organisations from the same EU country. MULTI programmes come from at least two national organisations from at least two Member States, or from one or more European organisations.  

Third World Biodiversity Forum

June 17, 2024

Davos, Switzerland

Un­der the theme “From Sci­ence to Ac­tion”, the third World Bio­di­ver­si­ty Fo­rum (WBF) will bring to­geth­er re­searchers across all disc­iplines of bio­di­ver­si­ty sci­ence with prac­ti­tion­ers and so­ci­etal ac­tors to ex­plore how to move from sci­ence to ac­tions and so­lu­tions to con­serve bio­di­ver­si­ty and forge a path to­wards trans­for­ma­tion for sus­tain­abil­i­ty.

International Mountain Conference 2025

September 14, 2025

Innsbruck, Austria

The University of Innsbruck has announced that the next International Mountain Conference (IMC) will take place on 14–18 September 2025 in Innsbruck, Austria. The key goals of the conference are to synthesize and enhance understanding of mountain systems, especially the impacts of global change. The conference will build upon previous IMCs and aims to support the continuation of mountain research.

The tentative timeline for the event includes a call for focus sessions at the end of 2024, a call for abstracts from January to February 2025, and registration from March to May 2025. The final schedule for the conference will be released online in July 2025.