EFSA Stakeholder Engagement, 2017 Roundtable with NGOs
The 2017 edition of EFSA’s Roundtable with NGOs took place on 14 November in Brussels.
The objective of the meeting was to:
- Engage with NGOs;
- Exchange on recent stakeholder engagement initiatives;
- Provide the latest updates on EFSA activities which may be of interest to NGOs; and
- Seek feedback and suggestions to continuously improve our way of working together and looking ahead.
It was the 9th NGOs roundtable organised by EFSA and the first time it was done under the new Stakeholder Engagement Approach (SEA) giving opportunities for more NGOs to participate.
This year the meeting was attended by 12 of the 16 NGOs registered as EFSA stakeholders, a number of EFSA representatives and a few members of the European Commission (DG SANTE) attending in an observer capacity. There was also a live video connection from EFSA premises in Parma allowing additional EFSA colleagues to join and deliver presentations remotely.
The agenda was co-drafted with participants and designed with a view to allow space for interaction and questions all along the meeting.
Topics discussed touched upon GMO, endocrine disruptors, bee health, feed, crowdsourcing, risk communications, knowledge junction, but also general aspects of the progress of implementation of SEA, EFSA communication activities and reputation barometer.