ONE – Health, Environment, Society – 2022 Conference

21-24 June 2022 – Brussels and online

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Food systems stand at the intersection of the many critical challenges we face today: from tackling climate change to stopping biodiversity loss to waste reduction.

Addressing such challenges requires urgent action, as defined in the Goals for a Sustainable Future at the heart of the United Nations Development Goals and the European Commission’s Green Deal. EFSA is committed to supporting these goals in cooperation with other EU agencies, Member States and international partners.

How will be risk assessment will science evolve over the next few years to meet these challenges? It is increasingly clear that human, animal and environmental health are inextricably linked, which means that the science of risk assessment cannot be limited to food and feed safety. It must adopt a broader perspective, moving towards a “one health, one environment” approach.

This is why the scientific program of the ONE – Health, Environment, Society – 2022 Conference, which will take place in Brussels and online from June 21-24, 2022, will be shaped in partnership with the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the European Agency for the Environment (EEA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Joint Research Center of the European Commission.

EU Member States, EFSA’s international partners and scientists will also be invited to co-develop the science program.

By bringing together scientists from diverse backgrounds and expertise, the conference will be an important opportunity to share knowledge and contribute to a crucial debate, addressing key topics on the EU political agenda.

In line with the guiding principles of sustainability, the conference will be held in a hybrid format that will allow remote participation, ensuring broad reach while reducing travel-related emissions.

Key themes and objectives

  • Examine food and feed safety from a broader sustainability perspective.
  • Explore possible developments in the science of risk assessment.
  • Reflect on future goals and strategic directions for regulatory science.
  • Contribute to new political objectives such as the EU’s Green Deal and its implementation strategies.

Key dates

  • May / June 2021: Opening of the call for abstracts for oral presentations and posters.
  • September 2021: Deadline for abstract submission.
  • January 2022: Registration opens.
  • June 21-24, 2022: Conference.

More details on the program, registration and call for abstracts will follow.

Keep an eye on the conference site and send us your details by clicking on the register button if you wish to be notified as soon as more information becomes available.

Further information on the joint scientific program is available on the websites of our partners.

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