SI Baltic Sea Sessions – Circular food systems

Welcome to join the first thematic session of the SI Baltic Sea Sessions focusing on circular food systems.

SI Baltic Sea Sessions is a digital initiative in which we explore results and lessons learnt through projects funded by the Swedish Institute in the Baltic Sea region. The Swedish Institute plans to arrange four sessions yearly on various topics linked to the development of the Baltic Sea region. Each session deals with a specific topic and showcases projects and initiatives that have contributed to progress and sustainability of the region. Projects or activities that are presented can involve all SI’s 15 programme countries. During each session we will open up for reflections, dialogue and hopefully future connections.

The first thematic session in the SI Baltic Sea Sessions calls together actors interested in circular food systems. The European Commission presents the Farm to Fork Strategy which is at the heart of the European Green Deal aiming to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly. Partnerships of projects funded by the Swedish Institute tell about their work and results. Participants will be invited to reflect on their role in the circular food system and place themselves on the roadmap for more sustainable and circular food systems in the Baltic Sea region.

When: 7 December 2021, 13:00 – 15:00 (CET)
Where: The session will be held in Zoom in English.
Registration: Register via this form no later than 12 (CET) 7 December.

A Zoom link to the session will be sent with your confirmed registration.

Please join at 13:00 (CET) to be part of our pre-session activities. The official programme starts at 13:15 (CET)


  • Swedish Institute and Peerstage (facilitators)

Farm to Fork

  • Carl-Johan Lindén, Coordinator for Interinstitutional Affairs at the European Commission, DG Agri

Blank spots – participant dialogue about gaps in the Baltic Sea region

  • An interactive section of the seminar.  

Reflections on blank spots

Food for thought – different ways to contribute to a circular food system


  • Project: Multidisciplinary Collaboration for Precise Food science development
  • Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Professor of Bioinformatics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • Anastasia Pavlova, PhD, Associate Professor, ITMO University, Russia

Closing of the session
Swedish Institute and Peerstage