The European Commission launched an online consultation on the role of research in global food and nutrition security. The aim of the consultation is to gather the views of stakeholders, citizens and the scientific community on the role that research has to play in tackling the challenges associated with ensuring food and nutrition security. We want an open and forward-looking debate with stakeholders to encourage dynamic and evidence-based policy making to tackle the many pressing challenges associated with food and nutrition security.
The questions are based on the discussion paper, http://europa.eu/expo2015/sites/default/files/files/FINAL_Expo-Discussion-paper_lowQ%281%29.pdf , with the same title prepared by the Steering Committee, http://europa.eu/expo2015/scientific-programme . The paper analyses research and innovation challenges, looks at areas of research where the EU can add most value and discusses the necessary changes in the structures within which research has traditionally been conducted. It identifies areas of research where the EU can add most value.
The consultation will remain open for contributions until the 1st September 2015.