Live stream |Future Food Utrecht Yearly Symposium

Future Food in the EU | A critical multi-disciplinary look at the Farm to Fork Strategy

Our food system needs radical changes to face future challenges and current-day problems. The European Commission has recently published its Farm to Fork Strategy as one of the essential cornerstones for the European Green Deal. It sketches the critical topics and pathways to come to a healthy and sustainable EU food system, including aims for sustainable food chains, sustainable food environments, and consumer behaviour, and a call for research and innovation. 

What's going to happen? 
In our 2020 Future Food Utrecht symposium, we will have a plenary specialist introduction into the F2F strategy followed by in-depth parallel discussions on several important topics concerning transitions in the food system.  The sessions are accessible to a broader public. 

How to join 
After registration, we will send the participants the links to the plenary and the parallel breakout sessions.

Register here


  • 13.00h Plenary Session 1 
    Welcome by the Future Food Hub Board -
    Prof. Merel Soons, Vice-Chair FFU Board 
    What does the new EU Farm to Fork strategy entail? by Luis Vivas-Alegre, European Commission 
  • 13.40h (Reality-check ) Reflection by speakers from different sectors on the feasibility and challenges of the Farm to Fork strategy 

Food Environments in the F2F, Ms Sanne Djojosoeparto, PhD Researcher, Utrecht University
Food Industry & the F2F, Mr Casper Zulim de Swarte,Sr. Advisor Food Transition, Schuttelar & Partners
The EU Common Agricultural Policy & F2F, Murray Scown,Researcher, Utrecht University
Dutch Government’s View on F2F, Eric van der Sommen, Counselor for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Affairs & Sustainable Food Production | Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU
Wrap up reflection by Dr. Herman Lelieveldt, Associate Professor of Political Science, University College Roosevelt & EU Jean Monnet Chair, Food Policy.

  • 14.40h Break  
  • 14.50h Parallel breakout sessions  
  • 16.00h Break  
  • 16.10h Plenary session 2: panel discussion with the plenary and breakout session speakers  
  • 17.00h End

Speakers and discussants

For more information about the event contact the organization:

Ms. Hester Pruiksma,  (+31 30 253 76 66), or Ms. Maria Jose Rojo Martinez, (+31 30 253 46 45).

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