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S3P Agri-food Working Committee Semi-annual Meeting

General Information

Many partnership activities supported by the Thematic Platform on Agri-food are built on regular exchanges between the European Commission services and European regions leading and/or taking part in various thematic partnerships. To ensure the smooth functioning of this joint initiative, it has been agreed to meet twice a year to discuss implementation of the Platform's activities, resolve potential issues, and provide strategic guidance.

The Working Committee consists of all regions participating in Agri-food thematic partnerships. As a result, these Working Committee Meetings bring together the European Commission services and representatives of all Agri-Food thematic partnerships.

The Working Committee meetings offer lead and partner regions an opportunity to:

  • assess and benchmark the progress of each partnership, discuss any ongoing/future challenges and develop new solutions;

  • obtain information on possible synergies with other initiatives, e.g. Interreg, EIT Food or EIB;

  • discuss and share strategic guidance for the next period on key issues such as building synergies with EU funding programmes, overcoming regulatory obstacles for investment, understanding financial instruments, and skills.

Furthermore, S3P Agri-food Working Committee meetings offer thematic partnerships to organise their technical meetings.

All participants of the S3P Agri-food Semi-annual Working Committee meeting are invited to register and participate in the Food Safety 2020 event taking place on 11-13 June 2018 at Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences. The event is organised by the ERIAFF network and will focus on the following three themes: High Tech Agriculture, Nutrition, and Big Data. Furthermore, it is envisaged that Peer2Peer Café: Learning together session will be organised by the S3 Platform on the 13th of June as part of the ERIAFF event.


Agenda and Presentations

Draft agenda



S3P Agri-food Working Committee Semi-annual Meeting venue
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences Seinäjoki, Finland

The nearest airport to Seinäjoki with regular flights is in Vaasa (airport code VAA). There are daily regular flights to Vaasa airport from Helsinki (Finnair) and Stockholm, Sweden (SAS).

An on-demand airport shuttle bus of Pahkakankaan Liikenne operates between Vaasa airport and Seinäjoki railway station.

The shuttle bus can be pre-ordered at the latest two days before arrival or departure (phone +358 45-645-3811, also SMS and e-mail bookings are accepted, e-mail

This guide provides additional logistical information.


Contact information

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Registration information

Participation is by invitation only.
To register, please complete the online form