The 2023 EU AgriResearch Conference

This year’s edition will give participants the opportunity to engage with scientists, farmers, rural communities, industry, advisors, policymakers, citizens and NGO representatives. It will provide an overview of European research and innovation activities and their achievements in agriculture, forestry and rural development. Participants will also be invited to share their views on how to shape the future EU agricultural research and innovation agenda. Field visits are organised on 2 June, indicate your interest in the registration form.

Please check this webpage regularly for upcoming details about the programme and side events. Live streaming will be available for plenary sessions (breakout sessions are in-person only).

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Practical information

When: Wednesday 31 May 2023, 13:30 CEST – Thursday 1 June 2023, 18:00 CEST

Where: The Square Glass Entrance, Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

Livestream: Starts on Wednesday 31 May 2023, 12:00 CEST

Who should attend: Agricultural Research and Innovation stakeholders

Languages: English

Organisers: Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development

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Building on the success of the 2016 and 2018 editions, participants will find out how research and innovation activities have benefitted the implementation of the common agricultural policy (CAP) and most importantly farmers, foresters and people living in rural areas. The conference will also be a great occasion to network with around 500 peers.

The European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski will open the event. High-level speakers will discuss the global research and innovation agenda relating to farming, forestry and rural communities, and the role of research and innovation in making the European Green Deal a reality for Europe and beyond.

Participants will be able to provide their input to update the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development’s long-term EU research and innovation agenda for agriculture, forestry and rural areas, and contribute to shaping the Horizon Europe strategic plan 2025-27.

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