The congress will be held at University of Caen, Campus 1, Esplanade de la Paix.

Sunday 26 June

Evening

17.00 - 19.00 : Welcome of the first participants

Monday 27 June

Morning

Opening ceremony and congress introduction

9.00 - 10.00 : Opening Ceremony

10.00 - 10.30 : Coffee Break

Session 1 - Putting grasslands into perspective

10.30 - 11.00 :      Why and how to support the supply of non-provisional ecosystem services by european grasslands through the common agricultural policy? Guyomard H., Pinto-Correia T. and Rouet-Leduc J.

11.00 - 11.30 : Permanent grassland and ruminants are a key component of the agroecological transition in Europe – findings from “Ten Years For Agroecology” scenario. Poux X. and Aubert P. M.

11.30 - 12.30 : Panel Discussion

12.30 – 14.30 : Lunch

Afternoon

Session 2 - Bundles of services provided by grasslands

14.30 - 15.00 : Ecosystem services provided by semi-natural and improved grasslands – synergies, trade-offs and bundles. Lindborg R., Bernués A., Hartel T., Helm A. and Ripoll Bosch R.

15.00 - 15.30 :  Multifunctionality and diversity of livestock grazing systems for sustainable food systems throughout the world: What can we learn for Europe? Ickowicz A., Blanchard M., Blanfort V.,  Cesaro J. D., Diaw A., Hubert B., Lasseur J.,  Le Thi Thanh H., Li Li., Mauricio R. M., Müller J. P., Quiroga Mendiola M., Ulambayar T. and Wedderburn L.

15.30 - 16.00 : Coupling the benefits of grassland crops and green biorefining to produce protein, products and services for the green transition. Jørgensen U., Jensen S. K. and Ambye-Jensen M.

16.00 - 17.00 : Coffee and poster session

17.00 - 18.30 : Oral presentations

Evening

Welcome ceremony

Tuesday 28 June

09:00 to 16:00 : Mid conference tours

16:30 : Visit INRAE Le Pin experimental farm

19:00 : Special event

Wednesday 29 June

Morning

Session 3 - Using biodiversity to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience of grassland based systems

9.00 - 9.30 : Using plant diversity to reduce vulnerability and increase drought resilience of permanent and sown productive grasslands. Lüscher A., Barkaoui K., Finn J. A., Suter D., Suter M. and Volaire F.

9.30 - 10.00 : Diversification increases the resilience of European grassland-based systems but is not a one-size-fits-all strategy. Dumont B., Franca A., López-í-Gelats F., Mosnier C. and Pauler C. M.

10.00 - 10.30 : Coffee Break

10.30 - 12.30 : Oral presentations

12.30 - 14.00 : Lunch

Afternoon

Session 4 - Looking for synergy between animal production, grasslands and crops

14.00 - 14.30 : Reconnecting cropping and livestock operations to enhance circularity and avoid ecological collapse. Franzluebbers A. and Martin G.

14.30 - 16.00 : Oral presentations

16.00 - 17.00 : Coffee and poster session

17.00 - 18.00 : Oral presentations

Evening

Gala dinner

Thursday 30 June

Morning

Session 5 - Initiatives for the transfer and co-construction of innovations on and for grassland

9.00 - 9.30 : EIP-AGRI: EU initiatives for the transfer and co-creation of innovations and for grassland. Schreuder R., Peratoner G., Golinksi P. and Van den Pol-van Dasselaar A. 

9.30 - 10.00 : An overview of European permanent grasslands: SUPER-G proposals to improve their sustainability and multifunctionality. Newell Price J. P., Bufe C., Frewer L., Hejduk S., Hunter E., Klopčič M., Lively F., Lombardi G., Mulvenna C., Rankin J., Ravetto Enri S., Schils R. L. M., Smith K., ten Berge H., Tindale S., Tonn B. and Williams J. R.

10.00 - 10.30 : Coffee break

10.30 - 11.00 : Six flash presentations of innovation and transfer knowledge and discussion with audience

11.00 - 11.30    Closing session: Synthesis of the conference

11.30 - 12.30    EGF Business meeting / Closing ceremony

12.30 - 13.30 : Lunch

14.00    Departure for the post conference tour