Welcome to the EU Nitrogen Expert Panel website.

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Who we are

Key actors from the science, policy and industry communities across Europe have established the EU Nitrogen Expert Panel. The general objective of the Expert Panel is to contribute to improving Nutrient Use Efficiency (NUE) in food systems in Europe, through:

(i) communicating a vision and strategies on how to improve NUE in food systems in Europe;

(ii) generating new ideas, and recommending effective proposals and solutions; and by

(iii) acting as referee in controversial issues, and by communicating authoriatively.

The Expert Panel gathered for the first time in Windsor, United Kingdom on 15-16 September 2014, and agreed on a definition of NUE as an indicator for crop production at a national scale. There were 12 experts from science, four from policy and three from industry. They came from nine EU countries. Since then, the Panel meets biannually to further develop to science.

Scroll down to read the latest news or click on the upper right corner to download the EUNEP reports.


The EU Nitrogen Expert Panel consists of:

  • 12 scientists
  • 4 officials & policy makers
  • 3 representatives of the industry
  • 2 invited experts


Oene Oenema,

Wageningen University


Tassos Haniotis,

DG Agriculture

  • Pierre Bascou, EU Commission DG Agri
  • Gilles Billen, Jussieu University
  • Jan Willem Erisman, Louis Bolk Institute
  • Hans Van Grinsven, PBL
  • Michael Hamell, Dublin University
  • Tassos Haniotis, EU Commission DG Agri
  • Lars Stoumann Jensen, Copenhagen University
  • Joachim Lammel, YARA
  • Claudia Olazabal, EU Commission DG Environment
  • Wieslaw Oleszek, IUNG Institute
  • David Powlson, Rothamsted
  • Achim Dobermann, Rothamsted
  • Mark Sutton, CEH
  • Miguel Quemada, Technical University of Madrid
  • Tara Garnett, Oxford University
  • Wilfried Winiwarter, IIASA
  • Jon Hillier, Aberdeen University
  • Max Schulman, COPA COGECA
  • Giampero Genovese, EU Commission JRC


Follow the developments of the EU Nitrogen Expert Panel


The EUNEP meets biannualy to work on their developments on nitrogen use efficiency. You can read the news to the right to find out more about future endeavors, plans and meetings, as well as read about the previous meetings that took place around Europe.

All reports and relevant publications by the EU Nitrogen Expert Panel can be found on the upper right corner of this website under the title “Reports”.

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