The five Greens/EFA MEPs Tilly Metz, Martin Häusling, Benoît Biteau, Sarah Wiener & Claude Gruffat organise a screening of the documentary ‘Seeds of Europe’, followed by a panel discussion on the revision of the EU seed legislation.
The short documentary aims to give a voice to small seed producers and seed savers from across Europe, with beautiful footage shot in Ireland, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic.
19:00 – opening words by MEPs Tilly Metz & Martin Häusling
19:05 – screening of the documentary ‚Seeds of Europe‘
19:40 – presentation of the revision proposal by Dorothée André, Head of Unit of the Plant Health Unit at DG AGRI
19:48 – presentation by MEP Herbert Dorfmann (EPP, Rapporteur)
19:50 – panel discussion with MEP Benoît Biteau, MEP Tilly Metz, Frank Adams (Seed Producer, Seed Luxembourg), – Magdalena Prieler (Arche Noah), Blanche Magarinos Rey (Artemisia Lawyers), Christophe Golay (Geneva Academy), Cloé Mathurin (European Coordination Via Campesina), moderated by Hannes Lorenzen (Agricultural and Rural Convention ARC2020)
20:30 – Q&A
20:40 – closing by MEP Claude Gruffat and MEP Sarah Wiener and artisanal beer tasting