02 June

With Johanna MORILLON, Master of Ceremony

09.00-09.30: Welcome (Palais des Congrès)

09.30-10.30: Opening ceremony

  • Marie-Guite DUFAY, President of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region
  • Emmanuelle SOUBEYRAN, Deputy General Director, French Minister for Agriculture and Food Sovereignty
  • Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI, Commissioner for Agriculture

10.30-12.30: Plenary Session

  • Florence JACQUET, Scientific director of the "Growing and protecting crops differently research programme", INRAE (France):

“Pesticide-free agriculture as a new paradigm for research”

  • Riccardo BOMMARCO, Professor Ecology and agronomy, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden):

“Ecological innovation and redesign for pesticide free crop production”

  • Monica HÖFTE, Head of the laboratory of Phytopathology, Ghent University (Belgium):

“From chemical crop protection to bio-inspired plant health management”

  • Frank ORDON, President of Julius Kühn-Institut (Germany):

“Resistance Breeding – cornerstone for meeting future challenges”

  • Robert FINGER, Professor of Agricultural Economics and Policy, ETH Zürich (Switzerland):

“Economics and Policy of Pesticide-free Agriculture”

12.30-14.00: Lunch break / Posters session

14.00-16.00: Parallel thematic sessions (click for more details)

16.00-16.30: Coffee break / Posters session

16.30-17.30: Panel discussion

  • Szilvia BENCZE,  Research Leader, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture , OMKi, Hungary
  • Violette GIESSEN, Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Philippe REIGNAULT, Director of Plant Health, ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety), France
  • Christian HUYGHE, Scientific Director of Agriculture, INRAE, France
  • Jennifer LEWIS,  Executive Director, International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association, IBMA Global, Belgium 
  • Frank EWERT, Scientific Director, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, ZALF, Germany 
  • Emilio RODRIGUEZ-CEREZO, Deputy Head of the Unit Economics of Agriculture at the Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission, Seville, Spain 
  • Lucius TAMM, Leader of the Department of Crop Sciences, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL, Switzerland

17.30-17.45: Statement from a major player in the agri-food value chain

  • Agnès D'ANTHONAY, Director of Public Affairs and Sustainable Development – Kronenbourg (Carlsberg Group)

17.45-18.00: Conclusion

  • Philippe MAUGUIN, INRAE, CEO
  • Jean-Eric PAQUET, European Commission Director-General – Directorate «Research and Innovation» (RTD)

18.00-19.30: Science and society meeting (Palais des Ducs)

Evening: Cocktail reception (Palais des Ducs)


03 June

09.00-12.30: Visits to the CA-SYS platform - INRAE Experimental Farm in Dijon-Bretenière (all attendees) - more information - shuttle departure at 9 a.m. from the Palais des Congrès

09.00-12.30: Working meeting (members of the European Research Alliance Towards a chemical pesticide-free
agriculture’ only) - more information

09.00-12.30:  Meeting between European project coordinators (Project coordinators only) - more information

12.30-14.00: Lunch break