EFSA@10: ready for the challenges of tomorrow - Webcast available

Parma
13 November 2012

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the General Food Law and the establishment of EFSA. To recognise this milestone, EFSA held a joint conference with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) to review EFSA’s main achievements over the past 10 years and to anticipate the future challenges that the organisation will face. The conference provided an important platform to complete EFSA’s vision of its operating context and identify concrete actions to be reflected in the final strategic recommendations of EFSA’s Management Board. EFSA together with its partners and colleagues in other institutions and organisations sought to map out a vision for the Authority’s future. The conference was webcast live on EFSA’s website.

Webcast and documents

 

  1. 09.00 – 09.10 Welcome by Sue Davies, Chair of EFSA’s Management Board
  2. 09.10 – 09.20  Opening address by Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, EFSA’s Executive Director 
  3. 09.20 – 09.30 Opening address by Ladislav Miko, Deputy Director General for the Food Chain, DG Health and Consumers, European Commission
  4. 09.30 External evaluation of EFSA: key findings and recommendations – Sue Davies, Chief Policy Adviser at Which? and Chair of EFSA’s Management Board

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  5. 09.40 Highlights from EFSA’s Scientific Conference “Challenging boundaries in Risk Assessment”, 7-8 November 2012 – Anthony Hardy, Chair of EFSA’s Scientific Committee

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  6. 09.50 – 11.00 Panellists 
    • Ladislav Miko, Deputy Director General for the Food Chain, DG Health and Consumers, European Commission
    • Dagmar Roth-Behrendt, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee
    • Paolo Martinello, President of BEUC
    • Mella Frewen, Director General of FoodDrinkEurope
    • Helmut Tschiersky-Schöneburg, President of the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
    • Marcel Van Raaij, Director of the Division Environment and Safety, Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
    • Patrick Wall, Associate Professor of Public Health, University College Dublin
  7. 11.30 – 12.45 Sharing learning, shaping EFSA’s future (contd)
  8. 12.45 – 13.00 Wrap-up by the moderator
  9. 13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break
  10. 14.30 Opening address by Marit Paulsen, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee    
  11. 14.40 – 17.00 Panellists 
    • Massimiano Bucchi, Professor at the University of Trento
    • David Byrne, Former EU Commissioner for Health
    • Piet Vanthemsche, President of the Belgian Farmer’s Union
    • Steven Bradbury, Director of the Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    • José Bové, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
    • Guido Rasi, Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency
    • Anthony Hardy, Chair of EFSA’s Scientific Committee
  12. 17.30 – 17.50 Wrap-up by the moderator
  13. 17.50 Concluding remarks by Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, EFSA’s Executive Director
  14. 18.00 End of the Conference

The conference was held at EFSA premises in Parma, Italy.