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Milano-image1Expo Milano 2015 will be the first World Expo to take place in Europe in 15 years, and its theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ is of vital importance for Europe and the world. The theme will unite over 140 participants and inspire action around the challenges and opportunities facing our global food system and the sustainable development of our planet.

Expo Milano 2015 is a global event that offers an excellent opportunity to highlight the intense work that the EU and its member states are doing in the area of food security, development, and sustainable agriculture. The exhibition shows the creative, dynamic and thoughtful ways in which participants have interpreted the theme of the Expo. The EU’s messages at Expo will be relayed through the fictional characters Alex and Sylvia — a farmer and a scientist — thrown together in unlikely circumstances. These two characters are easy for visitors to relate to and will guide them through EU history, current food policies and the promising technologies of the future.

The theme of Expo is at the crossroads of several EU policies, from development to agriculture, from food safety to environment, from industry to research and innovation.

Running for 184 days from 1 May to 31 October, this giant exhibition site, covering one million square metres, is expected to welcome over 20 million visitors who will experience a unique journey that looks at the complex theme of nutrition. Expo Milano 2015 will focus the world’s attention on addressing these challenges and provide a platform to deliberate on these pressing issues.

To learn more about the EU’s plans and role at Expo Milano 2015 visit europa.eu/expo2015 or expo2015.org.

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