Our Objectives

Represent European Scientists On Genome Editing

Advocate The Potential Of Genome Editing For Agriculture

Facilitate Science-Based Policy Making

EU-SAGE

EU-SAGE is a network representing 131 European plant science institutes and societies that have joined forces to provide information about genome editing and promote the development of European and EU member state policies that enable the use of genome editing for sustainable agriculture and food production.

Contact persons

Prof. Dr. Dirk Inzé

Prof. Dr. Dirk Inzé

Science Director at VIB and Coordinator of the EU-SAGE network
dr. Oana Dima

Dr. Eng. Oana Dima

Science Policy Manager of the EU-SAGE network
dr. Oana Dima

Eng. René Custers

Regulatory & Responsible Research Manager of the EU-SAGE network

What Our Members Share

Prof. Dr. Dirk Inzé

Prof. Dr. Dirk Inzé

Science Director at VIB and Coordinator of the EU-SAGE network

The support we received for this initiative from plant scientists all over Europe has been overwhelming from the start. To me, it clearly illustrates the current dichotomy in Europe: as European leaders in the field of plant sciences we are committed to bringing innovative and sustainable solutions to agriculture, but we are hindered by an outdated regulatory framework that is not in line with recent scientific evidence. With the EU-SAGE network we hope to promote evidence-informed policymaking in the EU, which is of crucial importance to us all.