Updated Statement: Crop Genetic Improvement Technologies, EPSO welcomes the majority opinion of the Member States “New Techniques Working Group” report and asks the EC to follow these recommendations and provide legal certainty for science and industry regarding application and exploration of New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs) to allow the plant sector addressing the Grand Challenges facing our planet. EPSO acknowledges the interpretation of the EU GMO legislation as both process and product based and considers that this could help to clarify the legal status of the NPBTs. In its update EPSO includes recently published reports from Belgium and Italy.
- The European Commission published the third countries participation anticipated for Horizon Europe, incl. e.g. Israel, Norway, Serbia, Ukraine and UK. Swiss project partners will be funded by Switzerland 13/07/2021
- ISE position on Horizon Europe identifies three areas of intervention: Interdisciplinarity, Widening participation, Balancing Research and Innovation Actions 12/07/2021
- PBE 2021 – The Plant Biology Europe joint conference of EPSO and FESPB will start on Monday 28 June and offer an exciting programme until 1 July. 25/06/2021