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Day 1: Thursday 23 October

 

Session 1

The Policy Challenges of the EU Strategy 2020

9.00

Introduction
Chair: Guido Van Huylenbroeck, President of ICA & Dean, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium

9.15

Overview of Europe Strategy 2020 - Statement
Rudolf Strohmeier, Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovatio, EU Commission, Brussels

9.45

The EU Strategy 2020, smart, sustainable, inclusive: implications for my university
Johan Schnürer. Pro Vice-Chancellor Cooperation, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden

10.15

Coffee

 

Reflections on the policy challenges for life science universities

 

Chair: Martin Gerzabek, Vice President of ICA & Rector of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

10.45

Researh and Farmers challenges
Thierry de L’Escaille, Secretary General, European Landowners Association (ELO), Brussels

 

Partnership to strengthen public health
Diána Bánáti
, Executive and Scientific Director, International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI Europe), Brussels

 

FACCE-JPI and the role of universities
Heather McKhann, Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE JPI), Paris

12.15

Discussion

12.45

Lunch

Session 2:

Horizon 2020 and ERASMUS +

 

Chair: Guido Van Huylenbroeck, President of ICA

14.00

Horizon 2020: reflections on the first calls and implications for future calls
Alan Cross, DG Research and Innovation, EU Commission, Brussels

14.30

Opportunties and perspectives for higher education in ERASMUS +
Johannes Gehringer,
DG Education and Culture, EU Commission, Brussels

15.00

Discussion

 

Session 3:

Open Discussion

15.30

Coffee & Breakout discussion

Session 4:

GCHERA World Agricultural Prize Laureate 2014

Chair: Simon Heath, ICA Secretary General

17.30

Trans-disciplinary approachs in meeting today's role of universities of agricultural and life sciences
Paul Vlek
,
Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University, Germany

20.00

Dinner - Castle of the Counts, Ghent

 
Day 2: Friday 24 October

Session 5:

Developing Collaborative Ventures to 2020 in research, innovation and education

 

Chair: Philippe Choquet, President, Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais, France

9.00

Re-Imagining the role of agricultural universities in rural development
Mark Holderness, Global Forum (GFAR), c/o FAO, Italy

9.30

Perspective on developing successful collaborative ventures
Johan Elvnert, Managing Director of the Forest-based Sector European Technology Programme, Brussels

10.00

Ensuring a comptetitive workforce for the plant sector: industry, academia and farmers
Heike Slusarczyk & Silvia Travella, European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO), European Technology Platform Plants for the Future, Brussels

10.30

The Biobased Industries Initiative: a private public partnership on biobased industries
Dirk Carrez, Executive Director, Biobased Industries Consortium, Brussels

11.00

Coffee

11.30

Discussion Report Back and further discussion
Chair: Guido Van Huylenbroeck, President of ICA

12.30

Report for the ICA Task Force addressing Growing the Bioeconomy
Josef Gloessl, Chair of the Task Force & University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

13.00

Lunch and depart