EFSA Strategy, approved by the Management Board, comes after two years of consultation with partners, stakeholders and the wider public.
It’s a crucial moment
The strategy comes in a crucial moment for EFSA, considering:
1 the amendment to the General Food Law that increases EFSA’s responsibilities towards EU citizens;
2 EU-wide policy developments (such as the Farm to Fork Strategy, the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability and the Biodiversity Strategy);
3 the SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic.
The Strategy 2027 is structured in three parts.
The first one describes EFSA’s strategic foundation:
- Who we are
- Who we work with
- How we work
The second part
The second part details the outcome of an analysis that EFSA carried out of its internal and external environment. EFSA started working on the Strategy with a forward-looking scan and analysis of the internal and external environment in which the Authority finds itself. The aim was to identify emerging scientific, societal, political, and technological issues and trends that may have an impact on EFSA’s operations.
The third part
In the end, the document sets out the strategic objectives, expected outcomes and results that will guide EFSA through the next six years.