EuroMarine took part in the stakeholders meeting of the EU Scientific Advice Mechanism High Level Group on Food from the Oceans. The event took place on 13 November 2017, and took place in Brussels. The event proved to be a success, with a large attendance and interesting discussions throughout.
To follow, the European Commission, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Portuguese Government have organised the high-level conference on “Opening up to an ERA of Social Innovation” in Lisbon, Portugal.
The aim of this event is to develop a new narrative for social innovation by sharing experiences, learning about new trends, and networking to increase the effectiveness of social innovation as a public policy instrument.
One of the events of the Conference is the Workshop Social dynamics and food from the oceans, organised in collaboration with HLG/SAM/SAPEA/JRC during the afternoon of 27 November, the first day of the conference.
In Part 1, the main points of the SAM/HLG/SAPEA Opinion " Food from the Ocean - How to sustainably harvest more food from the ocean" will be presented with the main emphasis on the Societal Response to Increased Production and the Public response/perception. Chaired by Carina Keskitalo, Umea University, Member of High Level Group of Scientific Advice Mechanism and having as speakers:
• Gesche Krause, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
• Bernhard Friess – Director, DG MARE, European Commission
• Catarina Grilo, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
• Pedro Escudero, Buggypower