The EPSO Nutritional Security Working Group will discuss about the latest (bio)technologies which can contribute to define a new roadmap focused on `How to achieve the Nutritional Security issue in Europe´. The meeting intends to increase collaborations between the working group members both bi-and multi-lateral. In addition, it will provide a report including recommendations on R&I as science advice to policy to the European Commission as well as national authorities.

The workshop will be held online 15-16 June 2021 always 9 am – 1pm.

Workshop sessions

  • Introduction and update on European Commission and Member States initiatives
  • Re-discovering underused species and landraces of fruits, vegetables and staple crops
  • Use of new metabolic engineering / new breeding technologies to re-design high quality crops
  • Linking the concept of diverse diet, bioactive compounds & the prevention of human diseases

 Administrative information

The online workshop will be held via Zoom, hosted by IGZ.

EPSO members: We kindly ask you to offer an inspirational note (5 min)  (name, affiliation, talk title & to which session) by end April for the chairs to be considered and included in the programme, and to register for your participation to the workshop before 15 May, both by e-mail to Marina Korn.


We very much look forward to your contributions and to welcoming you at the workshop.

Monika Schreiner, Chiara Tonelli, Angelo Santino and Karin Metzlaff


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Contacts: Monika Schreiner (IGZ, chair), Chiara Tonelli (UniMI, chair), Angelo Santino (CNR, chair) and Karin Metzlaff (EPSO Executive Director)