On 21 October 2021, Plant ETP submitted its response to the EU Comission's Inception Impact Assessment (roadmap) for new "Legislation for plants produced by certain new genomic techniques".



Plant ETP welcomes the publication of the Commission’s study on ‘new genomic

Plants for the Future ETP held its annual General Assembly on 17th Nov 2020


Discussions included the role of Plant ETP in supporting the transition to more sustainable agriculture, in the context of the Green Deal, while maintaining business continuity.

European and National Technology Platforms representing the Agri & Aqua Food sector are very concerned about the reduction of the allocated budget to Horizon Europe, that was negotiated at teh eU summit from 17 to 21 July 2020.



Plant ETP submitted its opinion on the French decree Proposal (notification 2020/0280/F) through the TRIS procedure on 7th July 2020.

Plants for the Future  and Animal Task Force have recently published a Joint Policy Brief. See here

The Plant ETP Working Group on Sustainable Agriculture is organising a Green Week webinar on "Innovative Food systems for a carbon neutral biosociety in 2050". This webinar is open to all. Registration is now closed.

Climate change, new biotechnologies and changing consumer habits and farming practices are just a few examples which illustrate the dramatic changes that agriculture in the EU may undergo until the year 2050.

The Plants for the Future and Animal Task Force have worked together on a position paper that is now available here.

European Research and Innovation Days is the first annual policy event of the European Commission, bringing together stakeholders to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape.

With CropBooster-P we aim for an ambitious goal within an environment afflicted with uncertainty: to develop a roadmap to pave the ground for future research that will lead to improved crop yields, increased sustainability

Plant ETP Chair, Marc Cornelissen shares his view on the EU’s policy for R&I projects in agriculture with the European Seed and acknowledges "a number of trends, such as regional independence, healthy food, sustainable agriculture, short block chains, mitigation of c

Fascination of Plants Day 2019 will be held on 18 May 2019.

Plant ETP invites you to the 5th International Conference of JPI HDHL on the 20th of February 2019

On Monday, October 15th, 2018, 02 - 05 PM, all interested parties are invited to attend the Technical Meeting LIFE AgriAdapt - Sustainable Adaptation of EU Farming Systems to Climate Change that will take place in Brussels (14b Rue d




 “Plants for Human Health”



Brussels, 23 May 2018


AgriResearch Conference - Innovating for the future of farming and rural communities

On February 22, Prof. Mariana Mazzucato from University College London (UCL) presented her report “Mission-Oriented Research and Innovation in the EU.

The PBE2018 conference takes place June 18th- 21st, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark and is jointly organized by the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) and the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB) with the aim to create a European venue for the latest

On December 4th 2017, for the first time the prestigious scientific prize AgroBioTop Award was presented in Warsaw. It is a new programme honouring scientific achievements in biotechnology, opening up new perspectives for the development of farming. The award have been funded by Bayer.

On the 27th of October, during the European Commission (EC) Press Conference on the 2018-2020 Work Programme of Horizon 2020, Commissioner Carlos Moedas in charge of Research, Science and Innovation announced how Horizon 2020 will continue to support societal challenges and bre

The European Bioeconmy Congress „Biocommunities at the heart of EU’s bioeconomy  - Synergies in existing European and national instruments supporting development of local biocommunities”  will take place in Lodz,

On September 11, at Plant ETP’s invitation, experts from the European Commission (DG RTD) visited Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB) at the Jagellonian University.

In the paper titled "Plant breeding as the cornerstone of a sustainable Bioeconomy" authors stress the significance of plant breeding and breeding innovation development of sustainable bioeconomy, particularly in the context of widely discus

©Matthias Arlt/PLANT 2030

Photo by: ©Matthias Arlt/PLANT 2030

Plant ETP reached out to young plant researchers at the second PLANT 2030 ACADEMY workshop on June 8-9 at KWS SAAT SE.

The European Commission is organising a one day conference on "Harnessing Research and Innovation for FOOD 2030" in Brussels on 16 October 2017.This event will serve to disseminate successful European Research and Innovation (R&I) initiatives and contribute to the ongoing science-policy dialo

Today is 4th International Fascination of Plants Day, with over 700 events already registered around the 18th of May, and 52 countries signed up. Share your love for plants online using #PlantDay!

On March 29nd, the European Technology Platform ‘Plants for the Future’ (Plant ETP), in collaboration with MEP Jasenko Selimović and MEP Julie Girling, organised the workshop “

Plant ETP would like to invite you to participate in the 6th Central European Congress of Life Sciences EUROBIOTECH 2017 which will be held in Krakow (Poland) on September 11-14th, 2017.

Plant ETP continues its fruitful collaboration with ESA Working Group on Research and Innovation.

Watch Aleksandra Małyska explaining the contribution of innovation in plant breeding for the EU environment, economy and society in the last 15 years.

The fourth international "Fascination of Plants Day" 2017 will take place on May 18th 2017. This event will be lunched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO).

Food and nutritional security is one of the major societal challenges for Europe and developing countries.