3rd SUSFANS Stakeholder Core Group Workshop

3rd SUSFANS Stakeholder Core Group Workshop
Vienna, Austria

The research project SUSFANS addresses ‘Metrics, Models and Foresight for European Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security’. Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, SUSFANS involves 16 organisations for delivering and disseminating research. SUSFANS’ overall objective is to build a conceptual framework, an evidence base and analytical tools for underpinning EU-wide food policies with respect to their impact on consumer diet and their implications for nutrition and public health in the EU, the environment, the competitiveness of the EU agri-food sectors, and global food and nutrition security.

SUSFANS Stakeholder Core Group
An important part of the SUSFANS project is to collect input from stakeholders involved in food systems at all levels. Therefore, a Stakeholder Core Group (SCG) which consists of 30 selected experts and decision makers representing a wide range of stakeholder communities and hence ‘worldviews’ (e.g. primary producers, food industry, retail, consumer groups, investors, regulators, policymakers and academics) was created. This SCG will advise the SUSFANS consortium on key topics during 4 workshops (October 2015, October 2016, September 2017, mid 2018).

Purpose of the 3rd Stakeholder Core Group Workshop
This 3rd SCG Workshop aims to introduce the latest scientific developments of the SUSFANS project and to receive feedback from the SCG in terms of their feasibility and implementability. The updated spider diagram will be discussed. The workshop will also present proposals for innovation pathways in livestock-fish supply chains toward  healthier diets and reduced environmental impact of the diet. Finally, recent results on the contribution of EU/global consumers on climate change will be introduced.

Organising Committee
• Dr Monika Zurek, University of Oxford (UK) – Chair
• Dr Pierre Dussort, ILSI Europe(BE) – Vice-Chair
• Mr Thom Achterbosch, University of Wageningen (NL)
• Dr Hannah van Zanten, University of Wageningen (NL)
• Dr Friederike Ziegler, Research Institutes of Sweden (SE)

The programme is available here.

Venue and Accommodation
The event will be held in at:
Fleming’s Hotel Wien-Westbahnhof
Neubaugürtel 26-28
AT 1070 Wien
Tel: +431227375555

The 4-star Hotel Fleming’s Wien-Westbahnhof is centrally located at 500 meters from the Westbahnhof train station and can be easily reached with the airport shuttle that runs every 30 minutes from 05.00 to 23.00 and stops at the Westbahnhof. The drive with the airport shuttle takes about 40 minutes. The underground metro station Lines U6 and U3 are just next to the hotel.
The hotel has a fitness club with sauna, in addition to a limited number of parking facilities in the hotel’s garage (19,- €/day).
A number of standard guest rooms have been pre-booked at special rates in the Fleming’s Hotel Wien-Westbahnhof where the workshop will take place.
Single room rate 109,-€ including buffet breakfast, free access to WiFi, fitness centres and all taxes.

Registration is open to SUSFANS partners and invited stakeholders from academia, industry and the public sector.
Requests for attendance from interested scientists who have not received an invitation should be emailed to Dr Pierre Dussort, Scientific Project Manager, at:

The registration covers:
• Admission to the workshop;
• Workshop booklet;
• Welcome dinner on 27 September 2017 at 19.00;
• Buffet lunch and refreshments during the workshop on 28 September 2017.

Important: Due to the limited number of seats, registrations and hotel reservations will be available on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Hotel reservations received after 25 August 2017 will be accepted subject to availability.
Upon completion of the online registration, each registrant receives an electronic confirmation of the registration and hotel reservation if a room booking was requested.