European Genetic Resources Strategy – Virtual stakeholder feedback workshop

25–26 November 2020, Zoom

The GenRes Bridge consortium has been tasked by the European Commission to produce a pan-European strategy for genetic resources conservation and sustainable use. The aim is to publish a strategy that will be adopted by the European countries and by the EC as a policy framework for securing genetic resources for sustainable and resilient agriculture and forestry in the region. Read more about the development of the strategy here: www.genresbridge.eu/resources/european-strategy/

Central to the development of the European Genetic Resources Strategy is the involvement of a wide array of stakeholders in genetic resources conservation and sustainable use—including management practitioners, end-users and policymakers. This workshop is part of an ongoing stakeholder consultation process with a view to ensuring the Strategy meets the expectations of the broad genetic resources stakeholder community in Europe, and to enhance its relevance and impact.

During the workshop, the draft European Genetic Resources Strategy will be presented and participants will discuss and develop the key commitments of the Strategy that will form the basis of the Action Plan that will be appended to the main strategy document.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the feedback workshop is being convened online instead of as a physical meeting in Padua, Italy, as originally planned.

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The workshop is organised by the EU H2020 GenRes Bridge project 

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Place
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87664205940?from=addon
Time
From Wednesday November 25th 2020 at 13:30
To Thursday November 26th 2020 at 17:00
Deadline
Friday November 13th 2020 at 17:00

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EUROPEAN GENETIC RESOURCES STRATEGY
Virtual stakeholder feedback workshop
25–26 November 2020, Zoom

MONDAY 23 NOVEMBER – Closed session
Individual ECPGR and EUFORGEN Steering Committee meetings. Programme to be sent directly to Steering Committee members.

TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER – Closed session
ECPGR, EUFORGEN and ERFP joint meeting. Programme to be sent directly to Steering Committee/General Assembly members.

Final program 

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  • WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2020

  • 13:15

    Opening of the online space, check in and welcome

    Ewen Le Borgne, Process Change

  • 13:30

    Registration day 1

    Participants check in and prepare their Zoom name tags
    Ewen Le Borgne, Process Change; Tor Myking, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

  • 14:00

    Welcome address

    Michele Bozzano, European Forest Institute;
    Annette Schneegans, European Commission – DG Agriculture and Rural Development

  • 14:15

    European Genetic Resources Strategy – rationale and context

    Frank Begemann, Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, Germany

  • 14:30

    European Genetic Resources Strategy – development process and overview of draft 3.1

    Shelagh Kell, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

  • 14:50

    Feedback on the draft European Genetic Resources Strategy

    Feedback from the ECPGR, ERFP and EURFORGEN steering committees

  • 15:15

    Break

  • 15:35

    Breakout room discussions

    Small group discussions on the key commitments of the European Genetic Resources Strategy

  • 16:45

    Recap and reflections, and introduction to Thursday’s session

    Tor Myking; Ewen Le Borgne

  • 17:00

    Close

  • THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2020

  • 13:00

    Opening of the online space

  • 13:15

    Registration day 2

    Participants check in and prepare their Zoom name tags

  • 13:30

    Recap and objectives of the session

    Tor Myking; Ewen Le Borgne

  • 13:40

    Breakout room discussions

    Group discussions on the key commitments and any other issues requiring discussion

  • 14:40

    Break

  • 15:00

    Summary of discussion outcomes and plenary discussion

  • 16:20

    Next steps in the development of the European Genetic Resources Strategy

    Shelagh Kell

  • 16:30

    Closing remarks

    Tor Myking; Michele Bozzano; Ewen Le Borgne