IEEP is convening discussions with a group of stakeholders on agricultural R&I, with a focus on Horizon Europe. In light of the proposed budget cuts by the Council, stakeholders voice their support for appropriate funding for vital research, in line with the Parliament’s and Commission’s budget position.
Policy Analyst, Land Use and Climate
- Agricultural policy,
- rural development,
- soil policy,
- sustainable finance
Nora Hiller joined IEEP in 2019 and is a Policy Analyst in IEEP’s Land Use & Climate team. She is involved in a variety of projects, focusing on stakeholder engagement and policy analysis on the topics of Agriculture Research & Development and sustainable & resilient food systems. Nora supports IEEP’s work on sustainable finance, particularly in relation to the EU Taxonomy and the science-policy interface.
Nora holds a MSc in Environment and Development from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in International Relations from the University of Groningen. Prior to joining IEEP, Nora did an internship in climate finance with the Climate Support Unit of the German Development Agency (GIZ) in Bonn. She works in English and German, and also speaks Dutch and French.
European soils are under great threat, an issue which the research and innovation-based Horizon Europe Mission on soil is aiming to address. IEEP welcomes the mission and R&I efforts for rapid and combined efforts.
This policy report explores systems thinking and essential actions around food system resilience in EU agriculture in the post-COVID-19 period. In preparation for the Farm to Fork conference, systems thinking is essential and action is required now.
Today IEEP responded to the public consultation on the draft sustainability criteria for the sustainable finance taxonomy. In the call for feedback, the Platform on Sustainable Finance is gathering evidence to strengthen the final recommendations to the European Union.
Policies that serve current and future generations should be developed with a robust science-policy interface. The EU Taxonomy process teaches valuable lessons on the need to strengthen the elements that underpin decision-making. IEEP, together with Marzia Traverso (RWTH Aachen University) draw conclusions on transparency, independence and accessibility of scientific evidence in the political decision-making process.