The stakeholders' workshop will take place on Day 3 (Friday, 5 June 2009) and will enable discussion of coexistence and traceability issues, taking into account the demands, needs and practical experiences of stakeholders.
Presentations on the results of related EU research projects - SIGMEA* and Transcontainer* - and also from invited representatives of non-EU countries will provide a broader picture of current knowledge both within and outside Europe.
Discussions based on the outcome of these projects, on international experiences and contributions of Co-Extra will cover the management of GM and non-GM production and supply chains for suiting European and international requirements.
The conference will be of particular interest to scientists, policy makers, operators in food and feed chains, regulators, the media and consumer organisations.
The Stakeholders' Workshop will also be of major interest to the general public.
16 rue Claude Bernard
75231 Paris cedex 05
*Co-Extra, SIGMEA and Transcontainer are European Commission research projects in the 6th Framework Programme priority 5 – Food Safety and Quality (www.coextra.eu, www.sigmea.go.dyndns.org, www.transcontainer.wur.nl/uk/)