Access to Digital Sequence Information must remain open; calling upon the convention of parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), national and EU decision makers to maintain Open Access to Digital Sequence Information as part of the ‘Open Science’ principle and therefore NOT to include this in the Nagoya Protocol as this would substantially decrease the analysis and improvement of germplasm including that of plants from Developing Countries.

Funding opportunities for Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) at PAEPARD Blog covering areas such as: 1. Agriculture; 2. Agribusiness; 3. Bio-diversity, environment, climate change; 4. Fellowships/scholarships/grants; 5. Awards.

Plant Biology Europe Congress, Copenhagen 18-21.6.2018 – Join lively debates in the Science Communication Workshop on Mo, 18 June 13:15 – 14:15 and in the Open Science – Science policy Panel Discussion on Tu, 19 June 13:15 – 14:45. Program on the Official conference pageEPSO Information. One day and full registration open.

Proposal for the Specific Programme implementing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9) – for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council. Specific Programme proposalAnnex to SP proposal. Provide feedback to EC until 2 August 2018 to be summarised to EP and Council.

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council establishing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9), laying down its Rules for Participation and Dissemination. Regulation proposalAnnex to Reg proposal. Provide feedback to EC until 2 August 2018 to be summarised to EP and Council.