FOODPathS event | 23 Jan 2023 | Rue d’Egmont 11, 1000 Brussels

Funders Forum for the Future SFS Partnership


Join us in the second version of the the Funders Forum – an in-person event this time!

During this event supported by the European Commission, you will learn more about the FOODPathS CSA (Coordination and Support Action), the future Horizon Europe Sustainable Food Systems Partnership (HE SFS Partnership) and how they relate to each other.



Your participation in our interactive workshop is crucial to shape Food Systems funding approaches for the HE Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) partnership.

• To obtain updates from different actors regarding the process towards the Sustainable Food Systems Partnership (a.o. EC DG RTD, Proposal Coordinator ANR)
• To share and collect examples of Food Systems funding approaches
• To test a Food Systems funding approach on real-life topics

What can we offer you as a participant?
• Update about the Sustainable Food Systems Partnership preparations
• Inspiring exchanges with others on funding practices and on changing the funding landscape towards supporting more food systems research trajectories
• Co-creating future Food Systems oriented funding modes

What do we need from you as a participant?
• Your expertise and experience with regard to funding practices and Food Systems approaches
• Examples (from all scales: regional/national/EU/international) of how Food Systems transition can be supported through transnational R&I funding
• Willingness and openness to exchange on what worked and also what did not work

Item no.TimeDescriptionFacilitator/presenter
010:30 – 11:00Registration with coffee, tea and networking opportunity 
111:00 – 11:15Opening and introduction*Nikola Hassan, FZJ and Jasmina van Driel, ZonMw
211:15 – 11:25The Sustainable Food Systems Partnership (SFSP)*Guest speaker Daniela Lüth, DG RTD
311:25 – 11:35SFS Partnership Consortium proposal process* Guest speakers Claude Yven and Gilles Ferron,  ANR
411:35 – 11:50Questions for clarification* 
511:50 – 12:00Examples of (Food) Systems funding and research approaches*Nikola Hassan and Frank Hensgen, FZJ
612:00 – 12:10Experiences and points of attention when trying to implement a (food) systems approach*FOODPathS WP 3 team
712:10 – 12:30Question and discussion round* 
812:30 – 13:15Lunch break 
913:15 – 13:30A Food Systems Approach in light of the Sustainable Food Systems Partnership*Ivana Trkulja and Merete Studnitz, AU-ICROFS and Susanne Hansen AU-DCA
1013:30 – 15:10Operationalising a Food System approach in call mechanisms

Interactive Group work – WP 3 team led by AU-ICROFS

Ivana Trkulja and Merete Studnitz, AU-ICROFS and Susanne Hansen, AU-DCA


Groups will each work on a specific, fictive topic and develop a call description, selection criteria, devise monitoring and evaluation approaches and develop guidelines


1115:10 – 15:30Closing session


Nikola Hassan, FZJ and Jasmina van Driel, ZonMw
1215:30 – 16:15Drinks and networking 


Did you miss the last event or you attended but would like to review some concepts before participating in this new workshop? Here you will find all the information you need.