South Baltic Food System Innovation – Lithuania

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 9 AM – 11 AM (GMT +2) LT time: 10 AM – 12 PM

Free access, registration needed: Link to registration page (Eventbrite) 


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What is the food system? Why is it so important to consider, understand and evaluate different approaches of it?

EU Interreg project South Baltic Food Innovation (SBFOODINNO) together with the project associate partner Association Milk Road, curated by Rietavas Tourism and Business Information Center, LT invite to a an exiting webinar to share the knowledge and opinions about the food system in the South Baltic Region with Lithuania in the center.

The Food systems are not only critical in ensuring food security and improved nutrition – they are important in achieving social, economic and environmental goals as well.

As it is a complex web of activities involving the production, processing, transport, and consumption, in order to plan sustainable and healthy food systems for the future it requires integrated and innovative analytical methods and approaches nevertheless intersectoral stakeholders’ engagement. 

This event is intended to share the knowledge and experiences with the help of presentations and discussions, where different stakeholders from municipalities, SMEs, knowledge institutions and innovation facilitators in the South Baltic Region take part. Lithuania will be the case.


Time WEBINAR agenda item
10.00 Welcome and introduction by Laima Dockeviciene, Rietavas Tourism and Business Information Center, Lithuania & Ugnius Savickas,Title, company) moderator
10.15 Journey Map for a South Baltic Region Food System model – findings and learnings from the Interreg project SBFOODINNO. by Ivanche Dimitrievski, Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden
10.30 Food System understandings & approaches: Lithuania (Fit4food2030 project presentation) by Dr. Alvija Šalaševičienė, Director of Food Institute, KTU Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
10.45 Q&A panel debate with Dr. Alvija Šalaševičienė, Director of Food Institute, KTU and Ivanche Dimitrievski, Lund University
11.00 Short coffee brake
11.15 Food innovation Capacity Building – through clusters: Panel debate with Klaudija Kiones, Association Klaipeda Region, Lithuania and Laima Gerlizt, Head European Project Center, University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design, Hochschule Wismar, Germany
11.45 Release of video: Rietavas (Lithuania) in a context of South Baltic Food System Innovation Innovation in food sector, public – private partnership, supporting local business, beginning of the food strategy formation
12.00 Concluding remarks by moderator and Rietavas End of WEBINAR PART


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