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Nutrition seminar 19-21 March - "pre-loading" session 1 : how are we tackling undernutrition ?
Nutrition Seminar: The European Commission's Action Plan on Nutrition – Ensuring Quality Implementation
What you can expect
We very much look forward to welcoming you to our seminar – now only 5 weeks away!
We are delighted by the level of interest shown in this event: from EU Delegations, SUN Focal Points, as well as key internal and external stakeholders. We can therefore expect to be running at full capacity over the 3 days – 80 people.
We are creating an agenda that will be stimulating and full of opportunity to discuss and exchange with each other, so that we can maximise the benefit of being together in person. This will be enabled by our two facilitators who will be leading us through the seminar: Henrietta and Anita, from Hopkins Van Mil. In addition, artists from More than Minutes will be present throughout, to capture our discussions in an artistic form, to further inspire us and move us to greater creativity.
The core essence of the seminar is to explore together what we are learning from the experience of operationalizing the European Commission’s Action Plan on Nutrition, what we could do better, and to use those insights to forge a way forward for the next chapter of the EC’s efforts. We would like to look forward beyond the current 2020 planning horizon, and consider what role the EU can play in tackling malnutrition through its cooperation with partner countries. We know that you will want to provide inputs and inspiration to set that new direction of travel.
To help us along the way, we will send you an email at the beginning of the coming 5 weeks, to help you prepare for those discussions. This will include one or two key documents/resources with which to familiarise yourselves before coming to the seminar so that we can then go deeper in our face-to-face exchanges.
So, with that in mind, we have enclosed the first batch of documents/links to get the ball rolling:
- An updated agenda, with some further fine-tuning to come
- A link to the an overview of the EC’s work in nutrition, including: The EC’s Progress Reports on its Action Plan on Nutrition; 2017 Country Profiles; 2016 Country Fiches; the EU Communication on Enhancing Maternal and Child Nutrition; and the EC Action Plan on Nutrition. https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/sectors/food-and-agriculture/food-and-nutrition-security/nutrition_en
We will work on the basis that all participants are familiar with this policy framework and related products.
Finally, although we are writing this note in English, the seminar will provide simultaneous translation for French. Our apologies that we won’t be able to manage other languages, but trust that the French will be of help.
So, that is all we wanted to share at this stage.
You will hear from us again next week.
With our best wishes to you all,
DEVCO Unit C1, Nutrition Team
EC Nutrition Advisory Service
Hopkins Van Mil - Creating Connections Ltd
LDK (providing logistical support)