Author Archives: Manuela Meraner

2020 Advisory Board Meeting

Today 02/07/2020 we have had a great remote 2020 advisory board meeting. Thank you to all advisory board members joining the AFEPA Partner Representatives: Máximo Torero Assistant Director General Economic and Social Development Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Jonathan Brooks Head of Division Agricultural and Resource Policies, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Guyo Dureti AFEPA student representative intake 19/20 and Bettina Lorenz AFEPA Alumni.

2nd 2020 AFEPA Webinar

On May 28th from 2.30-4.00 pm, dr. Pasquale di Rubbo, Plant Health Officer European Commission – Directorate on Crisis management in Animals, Plants and Feed, will give a webinar on “Emerging plant pests threatening the EU agri-food sector: the case of Xylella fastidiosa”. This lecture is open for all interested AFEPA students and will be given through the platform Microsoft TEAMS. All AFEPA students will receive the necessary access information to the stream before the webinar.

Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) – information

Since the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is spreading worldwide we would like to inform all students to regularly check the websites providing information at their home universities.

The information provided on the websites will be updated regularly:

UBonn – Information on the coronavirus

SLU – Coronavirus – information for staff and students

UCSC – FAQ – Coronavirus: informazioni sulle attività didattiche e i servizi

UCLouvain – Coronavirus / Information

2020 AFEPA Summer School

This summer again the AFEPA summer school is partnering with the ‘GIOVANNI ANANIA’ SUMMER SCHOOL ON EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY MAKING on the topic of “Machine Learning techniques in agricultural, food and environmental policy analysis” on 13-17 July 2020 in Rende (CS), Italy.

The summer school provides an introduction to the use of machine learning techniques and introduces students to their use in agricultural, food and environmental policy analysis. More information including application information for non-AFEPA students can be found here.

The AFEPA application platform for 2019/20 is now officially open!

As of October 15, 2019 we again accept application to the 2019/20 edition of the programme. Applications for programme admission AND Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degrees (EMJMD) Scholarships should be sent not later than January 31, 2020. The application new application plattform can be found at: Please go to this link for all information regarding your application submission. Before applying, please make sure that you fulfill the AFEPA admission requirements.

Over 450 applicants to the intake 2019/20

We are proud to announce that we received over 450 applications from all over the world, interested to join the AFEPA programme.

The AFEPA committee has been very busy over the last months to select the best fitting students for admission and scholarships. All selections have been made and we are looking forward to welcome our accepted students in the upcoming intake period 2019/20.

Kind regards,

The AFEPA committee