Stef Bronzwaer works at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), initially on the monitoring of antimicrobial resistance and food-borne outbreaks, later to lead the scientific cooperation with the Member States, and now as EFSA’s Research Coordinator: informing research agendas, promoting food research priorities, and coordinating EFSA’s research involvement. He graduated as medical doctor at the University of Amsterdam and completed his PhD at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). As a medical doctor he worked shortly at the Social Medical Centre ‘Bukas Palad’ in a slum-area near Manila, the Philippines. He then moved to the Infectious disease unit of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome, Italy, where he worked as project manager of an EU-project on communicable diseases. From 1998 to 2002 he worked in the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), where he helped establish the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (EARSS), as project leader. From 2002 to 2005 he worked at the European Commission in Luxembourg where he held responsibility for several European surveillance networks on communicable diseases and lead the implementation of the Community strategy against antimicrobial resistance.
Making a difference: bridging EU research and policySee more
23/06 - 09:00Visit the agenda
Title of talk
Wrap up and concluding remarks
23/06 - 12:20
Turning open science into practice: causality as a showcaseSee more
23/06 - 14:00Visit the agenda
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Making a difference: bridging EU research and policy
23/06 - 16:05
Abstract of talk
In support of the EU Green Deal, the ENVI Agencies (ECDC, ECHA, EEA, EFSA and EMA) contribute to a sustainable ‘One Health’ approach. In the coming decade, billions of euros will be dedicated to the research & innovation (R&I) needed to support a transition towards more sustainability. EU Agencies, individually and collectively, can make a difference in supporting the EU Research Agenda.
The thematic session ‘Turning open science into practice: causality as a showcase’ will include a short report of the discussion on bridging EU research and policy earlier that day (during the ONE Society morning session), talking about the peculiar role the Agencies play at the crossroads of the science-policy interface, and their current and expected involvement in research. The benefits of EU agency involvement in research will be presented briefly, as well as recommendations on how EU agencies could be involved further to generate additional value.