Re-Imagine Europa’s Task Force on Sustainable Food Systems and Innovation is composed by a Steering Committee, responsible for the overall management of the Task Force, and an Expert Committee, as the main constituent body of the Task Force, bringing together a wide range of expert and stakeholder perspectives. Stakeholder and wider public engagement are crucial here, to ensure ample consideration of the role that science and innovation can play in tackling these key issues.

 

STEERING COMMITTEE

 

 

EXPERT COMMITTEE

Prof. Warwick Anderson, Secretary-General, Human Frontier Science Program
Dr. Ana Atanassova, Global Regulatory Policy Manager, BASF Agricultural Solutions
Prof. Janusz Bujnicki, Head, Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Protein Engineering, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw
Ms Céline Charveriat, Executive Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy
Mr Peter Chase, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Mr René Custers, Secretary, EU-SAGE; Regulatory & Responsible Research Manager, Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)
Mr Bertrand Dagallier, Acting Principal Administrator, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Mr Jens Degett, President, European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations
Mr Philippe de Jong, Partner, ALTIUS
Prof. Joost Dessein, President, European Society for Rural Sociology; Associate Professor, Ghent University
Dr. Alain Deshayes, Member of the Board, Association Française des Biotechnologies Végétales
Dr. Oana Dima, Science Policy Manager, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology; Coordinator, European Sustainable Agriculture through Genome Editing (EU-SAGE)
Mr Philippe Dumont, Member of the Board, Association Française des Biotechnologies Végétales
Dr. Dennis Eriksson, Researcher, Department of Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Ms Mella Frewen, Director General, FoodDrinkEurope
Dr. Steffi Friedrichs, Director, AcumenIST
Mr Csaba Gaspar, Programme Manager, Forest Seed and Plant Scheme, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Mr Bernd Halling, Head of Corporate Strategy and Advocacy, Bayer
Mr Kris Heirbaut, Farmer and co-owner of Heirbaut aLgriculture
Mr Dirk Hudig, Secretary General, European Regulation and Innovation Forum
Prof. Peter Jackson, Co-Director, University of Sheffield Institute for Sustainable Food
Dr. Petra Jorasch, Manager Plant Breeding and Innovation Advocacy, EuroSeeds
Dr. Gijs Kleter, Senior Researcher, Microbiology and Novel Foods, Wageningen University & Research
Dr. Marcel Kuntz, Research Director, Laboratory of Plant and Cell Physiology, French National Centre for Scientific Research
Dr. Martin Lema, Adjunct Professor in Biotechnology, Quilmes National University
Mr Paul Leonard, Director, EU Government Affairs, BASF Agricultural Solutions
Ms Doris Letina, Vice-President, European Council of Young Farmers
Mr Norbert Lins MEP, Chair, Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, European Parliament
Prof. Ewa Łojkowska, Head of Department of Plant Protection and Biotechnology, University of Gdansk
Mr Michele Lucherini, former President, Fédération des Barreaux d’Europe
Mr Mark Lynas, author and journalist
Prof. Michaël Matlosz, President, EuroScience
Prof. Monika Messmer, Group lead, Plant Breeding, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)
Dr. Marcin Napiórkowski, Assistant Professor, University of Warsaw 
Prof. Andrzej Nowak, Chief Narrative Scientist, Re-Imagine Europa; Professor of Psychology, University of Warsaw & Florida Atlantic University
Prof. Mario Enrico Pè, Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna; President, Italian Society of Agricultural Genetics
Mr Marco Perduca, Founder & coordinator, Science for Democracy
Ms Annick Pleysier, Head of Seed and Trait Policy Advocacy, Bayer Crop Science
Prof. Kai Purnhagen, Director, Centre for German & European Food Law, University of Bayreuth
Dr. Karel Říha, Deputy Director for Research, Central European Institute of Technology, Masaryk University
Dr. Claire Skentelbery, Director General, EuropaBio
Prof. Joyce Tait, Co-Director, Innogen Institute, University of Edinburgh
Mr Paul M. Temple, Farmer and Board Member of the Global Farmer Network
Ms Irène Tolleret MEP, European Parliament
Prof. Piet van der Meer, Guest Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University
Dr. Wouter Vanhove, Researcher, Laboratory of Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Ethnobotany, Ghent University
Dr. Sander Vandendriessche, Researcher in the department of Energy & Circular Economy at Inagro Research Centre
Mr Dirk Vlaemynck, Farmer and co-founder/co-owner of Tomato Matters
Dr. Karen Wagner, Head of International Relations, acatech
Prof. Andreas Weber, Chair, Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Heinrich Heine University
Prof. Justus Wesseler, Chair, Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group, Wageningen University & Research
Ms Erika Widegren, Chief Executive Officer, Re-Imagine Europa
Mr David Winickoff, Senior Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Dr. Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre

Dirk Inzé Portrait
Genome editing has the potential to make a critical contribution to make food systems more sustainable and more resilient to climate change.
Carlos Moedas
I fully support you in this endeavour. Your strong commitment towards Europe is very much welcomed.