On this occasion, a group of high-level independent experts appointed by the European Commission presented their early findings on ways to strengthen the international science policy interface (SPI) for improved food systems governance. The experts analyzed a number of existing science policy interfaces and concluded that, while a number of them work very well, an additional framework linking local, national, regional and international levels, as well as different food systems related sectors, may be needed.
The expert group will draw on the outcomes of the Pre-Summit, the session entitled Everyone at the table: Co-creating knowledge for food systems transformation and the UN Food Systems Summit to elaborate a more detailed analysis of needs, gaps and viable future options during the second phase of their work, which will provide recommendations in spring of 2022.
The expert group was appointed by the European Commission in February 2021 for a period of 18 months, and is composed of 19 experts from all around the world and from many disciplines.
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- Publication date
- 5 August 2021
- Directorate-General for Research and Innovation