• Blanche Magarinos-Rey
    Blanche Magarinos-Rey
    Attorney at the Paris Bar, specialized in Environmental Law.
  • Eric Gal
  • Fulya Batur
    Fulya Batur
    Consultant, facilitator and trainer

    Fulya Batur – Consultant, facilitator and trainer specialising in international environmental law, biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources, access and benefit-sharing legislation, intellectual property rights, seed laws and agricultural policy

  • Katherine Dolan
    Katherine Dolan
    Head of policy at ARCHE NOAH
  • Riccardo Bocci
    Riccardo Bocci
    Manager Director of Rete Semi Rurali

    MSc in Agriculture, University of Florence he is the managing director of the Italian farmers’ seed network“Rete Semi Rurali. On behalf of Rete Semi Rurali he has been working on the following H2020 EU projects DIVERSIFOOD, DYNAVERSITY, LIVESEED, CERERE. He has been one of the five European experts on the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Farmers’ Rights and vice chair of the Ad Hoc Technical Committee on Sustainable Use (ACSU) under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA). He has participated to the working group that delivered the Italian Guidelines for the Conservation of PGRFA, coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture.


European Coordination Let's Liberate Diversity!
European Coordination Let's Liberate Diversity!

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Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College
Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College

Oct 27 2023
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Round-table discussion on EU Seed marketing reform

Main objective of the workshop

This workshop is designed to provide a platform for in-depth discussions on the EU proposal for the conservation and dynamic management of plant genetic diversity. The objective of the workshop is to facilitate an examination of the proposal’s potential impacts, with a focus on various stakeholders in the seed, organic and biodiversity sectors. Through introductory statements, moderated discussions, and Q&A sessions, participants will delve into the implications of the proposal and explore key priorities for their respective organizations. The workshop aims to foster a multi-perspective dialogue on the proposed changes. Participants will also explore strategies to influence the proposal and contribute to its development.

Introductory Statements

  • What would be the main impacts of the EU proposal for the conservation and dynamic management of plant genetic diversity in your opinion?
  • What are their key priorities of your association/organisation for the reform: What should be kept and what should changed in the proposal? Are there elements that truly jeopardise your work? Is there anything missing?

Moderated discussion, including questions & comments from participants

Actor-based impacts (definition/consideration of activities (rights and obligations foreseen), access to market, governance)

  • Impact on seed saver networks
  • Impact on (organic) farmers
  • Impact of small-scale seed breeders
  • Impact on small-scale producers /maintainers

Horizontal topics

    • Sustainability issues (and link with NGT proposal – absence of FSFS framework)
  • How can we best influence the proposal / what steps are necessary?

Q&A, general discussion with audience