Webinars series

FIT4FOOD2030 is launching a free webinar series aiming to advocate for responsible research and innovation (RRI) and system thinking for food system transformation. The webinar series targets local, regional and national policy makers, food chain actors, academia, stakeholder/citizen engagement organisations, NGOs, CSOs, and interested public. The goal of this webinar series is to use the FOOD 2030 policy framework and FIT4FOOD2030 project as case studies to using research and innovation (R&I) policy for food system transformation.

Each webinar will last one hour, featuring three 10-minute presentations, followed by a live facilitated Q&A session.


FIT4FOOD2030 supports the European Commission - DG Research and Innovation - in implementing its Food 2030 policy framework, which aims at future proofing the European food systems through research and innovation (R&I). The key concepts of which FIT4FOOD2030 is based on to succeed are:

  1. the need for a food systems approach in R&I
  2. the need for responsible research and innovation (RRI)
  3. multi-level stakeholder engagement.




10 March 2020, 11 am (CET)

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Written Q&A available here!

Webinar 1

RRI in the food systems

03 June 2020, 11 am (CEST)

Webinar 2

Cities as change agents: building competences for future food systems

09 June 2020, 11 am (CEST)

Webinar 3

Transforming our food systems: Research and Innovation as an enabler of the Farm to Fork Strategy

June 2020 (TBC)

Webinar 4

RRI in policy making for future-proof food systems

Webinar 3: Transforming our food systems: Research and Innovation as an enabler of the Farm to Fork Strategy

Prof. dr. Jacqueline Broerse

Professor of Innovation and Communication in Health and Life Sciences and Director of the Athena Institute, Faculty of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Jacqueline Broerse is professor of innovation and communication in the health and life sciences (with focus on diversity and social inclusion) and since 2020 director of the Athena Institute, Faculty of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. From 2017 until 2019 she was Vice Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Science.

She holds a master degree in biomedical sciences (cum laude, 1988). After her graduation she worked two years as a policy maker on biotechnology at the Directorate General International Cooperation (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dept. Research and Technology). In 1998 she obtained her PhD degree on the development of an interactive approach to include small-scale farmers in research agenda setting processes on biotechnology. Her current research is focused on (1) methodology development for multi-stakeholder co-creation innovation processes, and (2) management of system change processes, in order to contribute to more equitable and inclusive innovation processes that address societal challenges. Her research projects are in the domain of (global) health, food and sustainable development.

She currently coordinates the Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree Program on Transdisciplinary Solutions to Global Health Challenges, and the large EU-funded FIT4FOOD2030 project on improving R&I so as to contribute to more sustainable, resilient, responsible, competitive and inclusive European food systems. She participates in the IMI-funded PARADIGM project; a project that aims to enhance patient engagement in the medicine cycle (agenda setting, clinical trials and health technology assessment).

She coordinates, and teaches in, various courses on health policy, health systems, research valorization and entrepreneurship. She is Program Director of the research master degree program ‘Global Health’ and one of the program leaders of the Amsterdam Public Health research institute (APH – Global Health Program).


GASSIN Policy officer, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety

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Anne-Laure Gassin joined the European Commission in 2013 where she is supporting the development of policy on food waste prevention. She previously served from 2003 as Director of Communications at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) where she developed and implemented EFSA’s risk communication strategy.

Prior to that, she spent more than 15 years with the Kellogg Company, where her last appointment was as European Director with the responsibility for nutrition communications, and scientific and regulatory affairs.

She graduated from Harvard University in 1981, where she majored in biology, and was awarded a Masters in medical management and marketing in 1987 from the École Supérieure de Commerce in Paris.


Live panel discussion:


Chrissie Brierley

Deputy coordinator JPI Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life



Luis Vivas-Alegre and Henk Westhoek will be part of the panel, representing the Directorate-General Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE).

Natalia Brzezina will be also be part of the panel, on behalf of the Directorate-General Agriculture (DG AGRI).

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