EATIP Annual General Meeting 2024

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19th & 20th of June 2024
Venue: HILTON Brussels Grand Place


DAY 1 – 19th June 2022

  • 10:00   Visit to BIGH fish farm (for EATIP members and upon registration only)


  • 14:00   Introduction & Welcome
  • 14:10   Session 1: Research & Innovation Trends: A policy context. / Session Lead: David Bassett, General Secretary, EATIP
    • Aspects of aquaculture research and innovation within EU Mission Ocean Restore our Ocean and Freshwaters and Sustainable Food Policy.
    • Foresight : a timeline to the 10th European Framework Programme for Research & Innovation.
      Szilvia Nemeth, European Commission Deputy Head of the Ocean, Seas and Waters Unit B4, DG RTD
    • Strengthening Regional Innovation Capacity and Interregional Cooperation through Cohesion Policy.
      Wolfgang Munch, European Commission DG Regional & Urban Policy, Unit G1 – smart & sustainable growth
    • Group Exercise / Discussion
  • 15:00   Session 2: Focus on European Partnerships and Missions / Session Lead: David Bassett, General Secretary, EATIP
    • An overview of the European Partnership for Animal Health and Welfare and current first funding call – the aquatic animal perspective.
      Nathalie Vanderheijden, University of Ghent Coordinator of the European Partnership on Animal Health and Welfare
    • Updating aquaculture stakeholders on the European Partnership for Sustainable Blue Economy.
      Maurice Heral, Brussels Cellule, European Partnership for Sustainable Blue Economy
    • Aquaculture Stakeholder Engagement with EU Mission Restore our Oceans and Freshwaters: A basin/lighthouse approach to blue economy research, dissemination and exploitation.
      Mission Ocean Team & Prep4Blue Project
    • Group Exercise / Discussion
  • 16:30 Session 3: Smart Specialisation for Smart & Circular Aquaculture / Session Lead: Alexandra Neyts, Senior Advisor, EATIP
    • An EATiP Strategy for improved regional innovation transfer using the EATIP Mirror Platform network and the EC Smart Specialisation Strategy.
      • Introducing the EATiP Smart & Circular Aquaculture Platform.
      • Results from the EATiP Mirror Platform Mapping Exercise.
      • Identification of EATIP members engagement with regional authorities and national smart specialisation strategies.
    • Identification of EATiP members engagement with regional authorities and national smart specialisation strategies.
  • 17:00   Session 4: Prioritisation exercise within the EATiP Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda – 2026/2027 and beyond / Session Lead: Alex Obach, EATIP President and Director of Innovation, Skretting
    • Further to the circulation of a paper on identified topics for research and innovation prioritisation, a discussion will be moderated on agreed priorities for action for the remaining duration of Horizon Europe (2026 – 2027) with a forward look to the 10th Framework Programme.
  • 17:30 Session 5: Project Updates & Opportunities for Collaboration
    • EATiP Projects Update
      • AquaExcel 3.0 / Alexandra Neyts
      • Aquaculture Assistance Mechanism / David Bassett
      • OLAMUR / Pam Ernstberger
    • Current summary of EATiP project roles – invitation for EATIP member engagement
    • Identification of collaboration activities with EATiP members
      • Aquaculture Europe 2024 – EC/EATIP/EAS innovation Forum
      • … your event!…
  • 18:30 Closing Aperitif and Networking Opportunity, offered by EATIP

DAY 2 – 20th June 2024

  • 09:30 Session 6: EATIP Communications & Member Projects
    • Membership communication: getting value from EATiP activities and information and making the most of the EATiP Basecamp System / Catherine Pons
    • Boosting project communication, dissemination and exploitation with profile raising through EATiP social media / Pam Ernstberger
    • EATiP Member Project Pitches
      • BlueBoost: Riccardo Napolitano / ITAQUA-CREA
      • ValueShell : Andrea Forgione and Lucia Tudini / CREA
  • 11:00 General Assembly of EATiP – Only for EATiP Members

  • 13:00   Walking lunch for all participants

  • 16:00   EATiP Mirror Platform Meeting (for mirror platforms and their members only)