EU policy agenda, particularly the From Farm to Fork Strategy under the EU Green Deal, has placed significant importance on the transition towards more sustainable food systems and healthy diets, while maintaining a steady, high level of food safety - particularly, in the context of novel foods/methods being introduced into the food chain, that may present new, hard to assess, emerging risks.
We know that science has a key role to play in this transition, but how can we guarantee that science is understood by consumers?
- environmental protection
- External event
The objective of the session is to have FoodSafety4EU partners and other selected speakers from the European Food Safety System showcase and reflect on their best public communication/engagement practices. Stakeholders will then identify, where elevant, existing shortcomings to be addressed.
The introductory session would then foster debate among diverse actors/stakeholders present at the event (who will be encouraged to participate via a smartphone), that will provide novel insights into how to ensure relevant, continued public-research dialogue and collaboration, as well as citizen engagement and contribution to the European FSS in the future.
The workshop aims to: involve citizens and diverse stakeholders in discussions on best communication practices, in order to collect insights that would help ensure:
- Relevant, continued public-researcher-policymaker interaction and sustained citizen contribution to the future European FSS.
- The development of tailored, innovative, user-friendly, communication tools and methodologies, targeted to different specific actors.
- Veronica Lattanzio – FoodSafety4EU Coordinator, CNR-ISPA
- Domagoj Vrbos – Team Leader, Strategic Communications, EFSA
- Dr. Suzan Fiack – Head of Unit Press and Public Relations, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, BfR
- Barbara Tiozzo - Communication Expert Network of EFSA, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie
- Federica Dolce – SAFE, EU Policy Manager