Time’s up for food waste! Setting the EU action agenda towards 2030 is a public conference dedicated to food loss and waste prevention, organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency to the Council of the EU.

The event, held on occasion of the 7th meeting of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste, will help define the EU action agenda and path towards the global target of halving food waste by 2030 and reducing food losses (Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3).

In an interactive format, speakers and audience will discuss the Platform’s recommendations for action, published on the day, and their role in mobilising EU action towards global food loss and waste reduction targets. The Platform recommendations address action required, at each stage of the food supply chain including food redistribution, and involving all key players from the public and private sectors; in line with the integrated, holistic approach needed to tackle food waste.

Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides: “Preventing food loss and waste is intrinsically linked to one of the core issues of my mandate:  we cannot deliver a ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy for sustainable food along the whole value chain without tackling food loss and waste. The “Recommendations for action” to be put forward tomorrow by the EU Platform will make an important contribution to the EU’s food waste action plan.”

The Platform recommendations reflect the contribution, knowledge and experience of some 70 organisations including international and EU institutions, experts from the EU Member States and private sector organisations from farm to fork, as well as research institutes and universities, food banks, consumer-, environmental and other non-governmental organisations. The full list of member organisations of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste can be found here.

For more information about the EU’s work in food loss and waste prevention, please visit the dedicated pages on the Commission’s website.

The conference is attended by a wide range of stakeholders active in food loss and waste prevention, from academia, governments, national agencies and research institutes, NGOs, trade associations and private companies, EU institutions, international organisations, as well as media.

Social media communications

We kindly ask you to spread the word about the event and the Platform’s recommendations for action in food waste prevention through your social media channels, by using the hashtags #FoodWasteEU, #EU2019FI and mentioning @Food_EU.

Address your questions via Slido

Please note that during the event, participants will be asked to use Slido, an audience interaction tool, in order to send in questions for the speakers and to vote on the recommendations for action. The log in details for Slido are printed on the back of the badge. Instructions on how to connect to the tool can be found below:

1. Open your preferred browser and go to www.sli.do

2. Enter the event code NOFW2019

3. You are now connected! Send in your questions, vote on the polls as asked by the moderator.


Send us your feedback

Your feedback is important to us! We invite you to fill in the evaluation form that you can find on this website at any moment during the event. Please note that the survey will remain accessible for a week after the end of the conference.

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