25th September

Policy Panel

Agricultural Research and Innovation in Horizon 2020 – DG Research.
Hans-JorgLutzeyer, DG Research and Innovation, Directorate Agriculture, Food and Biotechnologies

EU Legislation on Organic Farming – DG Agriculture
Hans-Christian Beaumond, DG AGRI, Deputy Head of unit organic farming

European Research Area in Organic Agriculture – Core Organic: Networking – Partnering – Benefit.
Elke Saggau, BLE, Germany; Deputy Coordinator, ERA Net CORE ORGANIC.

Innovation in Organic and Low input agriculture in 2020 – TP Organics.
Anamarija Slabe, steering group TP Organics.

Research serving policy decision makers and citizens– CSO.
Claudia Neubauer, Fondation Sciences Citoyennes.

Session 1

Cristina Micheloni, OrWine Project Coordinator.

Veronique Chable (INRA)

Low Input Breeds
Carlo Leifert, Newcastle University

Session 2

Anne-Kristin Løes, iPOPY coordinator, Bioforsk Organic Food and Farming.

Philippe Jeanneret, Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Research Station FDEA-ART.

Organic Data Network
Raffaele Zanoli, Project coordinator, University of Ancona and Kai Kreuzer, Journalist, Nio-Markt.Info.

Stakeholder involvement in Research and Innovation

Implementing Innovation: knowledge transfer and stakeholder involvement – TP Organics.
Susanne Padel, The Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm.

The European Innovation Partnership “Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability” DG Agriculture
Inge van Oost, Unit H.1 Environment, Genetic Resources and European Innovation Partnership,DG Agriculture and Rural Development.

Summary and Conclusions

Les Levidow
Reflections on an organic research agenda on Horizon 2020

Bram Moeskops
TPOrganics, scientific coordinator

26th September

Session 1

Dealing with food production and climate change in Cyprus – a report from an extreme environment”.
Mr. Charalampos Theopemptou, Commissioner for the Environment, Cyprus.

New Water Deal for European rural landscape”.
Michal Kravčík, Executive Director of People and Water NGO, Slovakia.

The potential of organic farming practices to meet the climate challenge in different regions of Europe – mitigation and adaptation
Mr. Andreas Gattinger, Subject Leader Climate at FiBL Switzerland; Chair of the Round Table on Organic Farming and Climate Change (RTOACC).

Developing organic farming and food markets around the Mediterranean Sea. A strategy for climate resilient food systems
Mr. Mohamed Ben Khedher, Director of the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture of Tunisia

Session 2 – Workshop 1

Ecotourism as driver for sustainable rural development
Mr. Dimitris Skuras, Professor of economics at the University of Patras, Greece

Creating a platform for sustainable rural development by linking quality production with ecoturism”.
Mr. Bill Slee, Senior research scientist, former Leader of the Social Economic and Geographical Sciences Group at the James Hutton Institute

Organic production and Eco-tourism in Europe.Case studies:

Agrotourism and Organic hotels in Greece Mrs. Charikleia Minotou, General Manager of DIO, President of AgriBioMediterraneo

Organic farming and “agriturismo”: the right choice
Alessandro Triantafyllidis, AIAB President

Session 2 – Workshop 2

Water Resources management in a Changing Climate. The Experiences of Cyprus.”
Ms.Yianna Economidou, Executive Engineer at the Water Development Department of Cyprus

Mediterranean farming in times of climate change. Analysis of challenges and opportunities.”
Mr. Luis Lassaletta, Research Scientist, member of the Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change (RTOACC)

A cool CAP post 2013. What measures could help to adapt Cyprus farming and biodiversity to the consequences of climate change.”
Mr. Martin A. Hellicar, Campaigns manager at Birdlife Cyprus

Final Pannel Discussion

Key note speech: Meeting the climate challenge – coherent policy frameworks for Mediterranean food systems and rural societies
Ms. Jana Polakova, Senior member at the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)