FRUCOM General Assembly on 10-11 April 2018

13 FEBRUARY 2018

Full members of FRUCOM are invited to the joint FRUCOM Board and General Assembly meetings on Tuesday 10 April. All members will convene in the evening for the Annual FRUCOM Dinner.

An Open Discussion for all members and stakeholders will be organised on Wednesday 11 April. Click below to see the preliminary programme.

 Preliminary Programme:

9:30 - 10:30 Report on the Board and General Assembly

  • Brief summary of the work done 
  • Information to members regarding the meeting of 10th April: FRUCOM priorities, budget 2018 and budget forecasts 2019-2020

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 13:00 Panel Discussions with invited speakers
EU food safety, consumer protection and trade policy priorities of the European Union: Consumer protection or protectionism?

10:45 Address by the President Mr. Thomas Haas-Rickertsen and welcome to speakers
11:00 - 12:45 Discussion on food safety, consumer protection and trade policy priorities of the European Union as identified by the speakers and of relevance for our sectors. Challenges and achievements. Outlook for the future

  • Exporters’ perspective - representative of a third country
  • Third country government perspective: Ms. Nicola Hinder, Agricultural Attaché of the Mission to the EU of Australia
  • Speaker from the Mission of the USA to the EU (TBC)
  • EU importer

Can research help meet these challenges?
(FRUCOM will invite one of these three speakers):

  • Representative of the World Bank: programmes financed in third countries
  • Representative of a consultancy specialised in EU co-funded research projects in the EU under Horizon 2020
  • Experience of an EU association dealing with EU funded programmes: do’s, don’ts and outcome

Conclusion by a representative of DG SANTE - Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection

12:45 - Questions and Answers
13:00 - Lunch

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