Time's up for food waste! Setting the EU action agenda towards 2030

Location:Brussels, Belgium (webstreaming available)

Under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency to the Council of the EU, the Commission is organising, on 12 December 2019, a public conference dedicated to food loss and waste prevention. 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. In an interactive format, speakers and audience will discuss the Platform’s recommendations for action in food loss and waste prevention, published on that day, and their role in mobilising EU action towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3. In line with the integrated, holistic approach needed to tackle food waste, the Platform recommendations will 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.


The conference is open to all stakeholders active in food loss and waste prevention, interested to know more about and contribute to the EU’s work in this field. Given the limited capacity of the venue, we recommend that you register online for the event as soon as possible. The European Commission reserves the right to screen participation requests in order to ensure geographical balance and a fair representativeness of all stakeholder groups in the audience. For organisations that are not part of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste, participation in the event is limited to one person per organisation.

The deadline to register for the conference is 6 December 2019.




The event will be webstreamed and the recording will be available on the Commission’s Food waste website





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