Registration form for the EU online dialogue on sustainable food systems
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We need your input and your voice.

Please complete this form below if you are interested in participating to the EU dialogue on sustainable food systems.  

“The Summit will only be effective at setting out the pathway to 2030 if we successfully leverage the collective knowledge and experience of the broadest possible cross-section of the population”

UN Special Envoy Dr. Agnes Kalibata

The UN Secretary General has called for a people’s and a solutions Food Systems Summit, as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The objective of the Summit is “to launch bold new actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food, delivering progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals”. More information on the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit is available at:

The European Commission is organising an online dialogue event on 12 and 13 July 2021 to offer a forum for citizens to express their views on different aspects of the transition to Sustainable Food Systems and contribute to the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit. For more information on the EU strategy to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly see Farm to Fork Strategy | Food Safety (

If you have ideas on how to achieve sustainability in European and global food systems, or you are simply interested and engaged in changing and shaping a sustainable tomorrow, please register below to participate. Young people are particularly encouraged to register since they will have the opportunity to provide their views in a dedicated session. Your participation entails attendance to an online session that will take half-a-day of your time either on 12 July or 13 July. In addition, you will need to attend a short introductory plenary session on the context and objectives of these dialogues (12 July) and the concluding session on the results and outcomes of all dialogues (13 July). Participation is voluntary: those selected to participate will not receive any fees or reimbursements.

Based on the number of applications, those selected will be invited to express their views on sustainable food systems. Everyone is welcome to register as we want a healthy diversity of viewpoints.

For this registration, we collect and protect your data under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Please consult the privacy statement for information on how we treat your personal information provided in your registration.

This registration is run by the European Service Network, on behalf of the European Commission.

1. First name(s) *
2. Family name(s) *
3. Gender *

4. Age group *

5. Country *

Other (Please Specify)
6. Address
7. City
8. Postal code
9. Mobile phone (including country code)
10. Email *
11. Alternative email
12. Please let us know which of the following sustainable food system themes you are interested in (multiple answers are possible): *

13. Do you belong to or work for any professional association or organisation related to food and food systems?  *


14. Name of association / organisation / group (optional)
15. Tick up to three sectors you or your organisation are involved or work within (maximum 3 options): *

16. Tick the description that best fits you and/or your organisation *


17. Could you briefly please let us know why you would like to participate in these debates and why it is important to you. Two sentences would be enough. *
18. Interpretation will be available during the group discussions, but this will be limited to 4 languages per group, with English as a main language. To help us place you in a focus group please indicate which languages you are able to use in your discussions with other participants? *


Data Protection Notice for “SANTE/2021/D2/019 - EU Citizens Food Systems Summit Dialogues under Framework Contract COMM/2019/OP/0029 – LOT 2 Thematic Communication Services, Advertising and Media planning”

1. Introduction

The European Commission (hereafter ‘the Commission’) is committed to protect your personal data and to respect your privacy. The Commission collects and further processes personal data pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data (repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001).

This privacy statement explains the reason for the processing of your personal data, the way we collect, handle and ensure protection of all personal data provided, how that information is used and what rights you have in relation to your personal data. It also specifies the contact details of the responsible Data Controller with whom you may exercise your rights, the Data Protection Officer and the European Data Protection Supervisor.

This privacy statement concerns the processing operation ‘Expression of interest for participation on the EU Citizens Food Systems Summit Dialogues’, as presented below.

The recipients of your personal data will be the Commission staff (DG SANTE) and the European Service Network S.A who are in charge of above mentioned service contract.

The Commission, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, Food sustainability, international relations, unit D2 Multilateral International Relations is the Data Controller. The contact details are:

Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
Rue Froissart 101 - 1000
Brussels - Belgium
Email :

On the basis of this service contract, the Commission engages a third party (Data Processor) to process data on our behalf:

European Service Network S.A.
Galerie Ravenstein 4
B-1000 Brussels – Belgium
Tel. +32 (0)2 646 40 20 +32 (0)2 640 42 81

2. Why and how do we process your personal data?

The purpose(s) of this processing is to collect information for an online expression of interest for individuals interested in attending online dialogues and public events on sustainable food systems which will take place in July 2021.

For reasons of transparency and openness, in principle, your views might be published on a Europa website, either directly as expressed during the online dialogues or in the form of a summary report, or included in a wider policy document. Your identity is only published together with your contribution if you consent to the publication of your identity.

If you are selected for participation in these online dialogues and public events, your views might also be included in the video recordings which will be made available on Europa website after these events.

3. On what legal ground(s) do we process your personal data

We process your personal data, because:

(a) processing is necessary for the final selection of participants for the online dialogues and public events on sustainable food systems;

(b) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.

(c) it is based on your consent for the following activities:

  • Publication of the identity of the participant;
  • Publication of audio- or video recordings;

The Union law which is the basis for the processing based on Articles 5(1)(a) and (b) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 is the Treaty of the European Union, and more specifically its Articles 1 and 11, as well as the Protocol 2 on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality;

4. Which personal data do we collect and further process?

The following of your personal data are collected: your first name, family name, gender, age group, organisation details (if applicable), country, e-mail address, knowledge of EU official languages, which are mandatory for the purpose(s) of this request.

Furthermore, you may spontaneously provide other, non-requested personal data in the context of your reply to this online expression of interest.

5. How long do we keep your data?

We keep your personal data for the time necessary to fulfil the purpose of collection or further processing for the needs and follow-up of this expression of interest.

Your personal data will be kept for a maximum period of 3 months after the end of the EU Citizens Food Systems Summit Dialogues. Data can be removed earlier if the participant requests deletion of his/her data.

6. How do we protect and safeguard your personal data?

The data collected will be processed by the contractor, the European Services Network S.A., on behalf of the Commission.

In order to protect your data, the contractor has appropriate technical and organisational measures in place, including organisational policies, to safeguard the security of personal data and ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the relevant systems, services and the personal data processed within them.

In particular, the data of the participants will be stored on the internal ESN file server. They will be kept in a dedicated folder accessible only to ESN staff members working on this specific project of the Commission (DG SANTE).

7. Who has access to your personal data and to whom is it disclosed?

The recipients of your personal data will be the Commission staff (DG SANTE) and the European Service Network S.A for the purposes of this service contract, as mentioned under Heading 1.

8. What are your rights and how can you exercise them?

You have specific rights as a ‘data subject’ under Chapter III (Articles 14-25) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, in particular the right to access your personal data and to rectify them in case your personal data are inaccurate or incomplete. Under certain conditions, you have the right to erase your personal data, to restrict the processing of your personal data, to object to the processing and the right to data portability.

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, which is lawfully carried out pursuant to Article 5(1)(a), on grounds relating to your particular situation.

Insofar you have consented to the certain processing of your personal data to the Data Controller for the present processing operation, you can withdraw your consent at any time by notifying the Data Controller. The withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out before you have withdrawn the consent.

You can exercise your rights by contacting the Data Controller, or in case of conflict the Data Protection Officer. If necessary, you can also address the European Data Protection Supervisor. Their contact information is given under Heading 9 below.

Where you wish to exercise your rights in the context of one or several specific processing operations, please provide their description (i.e. their Record reference(s) as specified under Heading 10 below) in your request.

Any request for access to personal data will be handled within one month. Any other request mentioned above will be addressed within 15 working days.

9. Contact information

The Data Controller

If you would like to exercise your rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, or if you have comments, questions or concerns, or if you would like to submit a complaint regarding the collection and use of your personal data, please feel free to contact the Data Controller via:

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) of the Commission

You may contact the Data Protection Officer ( with regard to issues related to the processing of your personal data under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

You have the right to have recourse (i.e. you can lodge a complaint) to the European Data Protection Supervisor ( if you consider that your rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data by the Data Controller.

10. Where to find more detailed information?

The Commission Data Protection Officer (DPO) publishes the register of all processing operations on personal data by the Commission, which have been documented and notified to him. You may access the register via the following link:

This specific processing operation has been included in the DPO’s public register with the following Record reference: Record reference number DPR-EC-01011.