The 4th international Fascination of Plants Day took place around the world in 52 countries around 18th May with over 830 interactive events celebrating the fascination and manifold uses of plants for food and nutritional security, paper, medicine, chemicals, energy and enjoyable landscapes. Find all you need to promote the event in the PR toolbox, see the Press Release, fact sheet and follow and engage with #PlantDay online for the latest updates,

Genome editing: scientific opportunities, public interest and policy options in the EU, report launch in Brussels, Explanatory Note from EC’s High Level Group of Scientific Advisors

Announcement call for pre-proposals. ERA-Net co-fund invites consortia (min. 4 research organisations and/or private and public practitioners from 1 African + 2 European* partner countries) to submit pre-proposals for research and innovation in the countries concerned for the EU-AU partnership on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture. Deadline will be in June 2017 shortly announced at . *BE, FI, FR, DE, IT, NL, NO, PT, ES, TK

TempAg: a new international research network to facilitate cross-country collaboration on sustainable agriculture in the world’s temperate regions. The foresight workshop 5-7.10.2016 identified emerging priorities and research challenges for policy & industry (blog posts by Global Food Security and GPC)