Mirjana Gurinovic (RS), member of the European Commission (EC) high level expert group (HLEG)

Strengthening food systems science policy interfaces

The European Commission (EC) has established a high-level expert group (HLEG) to assess needs and options for strengthening the science policy interface (SPI) for improved food systems governance.

Consisting of 19 international experts from different disciplines and continents, the HLEG mandate was to assess needs, options, impacts, and possible approaches for an international platform for food systems science (IPFSS) that can work in close cooperation with DG Research & Innovation and other Directorates.

The final report Everyone at the Table: Transforming food systems by connecting science, policy and society | European Commission was published in June 2022.

HLEG concluded that food system transformation must be better supported through more ambitious interlinked science-policy-society interfaces, and recommended the following: multilateral institutions i) must strengthen and adapt existing SPIs with additional resources and broader mandates to engage across sectors and scales; ii) cooperate with EU MS to fund a series of dedicated taskforces to fill knowledge and data gaps; and iii) collectively invest in a global coordination hub to build capacity and convene regional assessments as well as forecast and model trends.

Final report direct link: https://lnkd.in/gp3NtegY

Policy brief (EN) direct link: https://lnkd.in/gd3fTp-C

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