The ambition of the EU Nitrogen Expert Panel is to contribute to improving efficient nitrogen use in food production.

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.

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The EU Nitrogen Expert Panel consists of:

  • 10 scientists
  • 3 officials & policy makers
  • 6 representatives of the industry
  • 2 invited experts


Lars Stoumann Jensen

University of Copenhagen


Tassos Haniotis,

DG Agriculture

  • Pierre Bascou, DG Agriculture, EU Commission 
  • Frank Brentrup, YARA
  • Achim Dobermann, Rothamsted Research
  • Jacob Hansen, Fertilizers Europe
  • Tassos Haniotis, DG Agriculture, EU Commission
  • Jon Hillier, University of Edinburgh
  • Lars Stoumann Jensen, University of Copenhagen
  • Katalin Kujani, Research Institute of Agriculture Economics
  • Joachim Lammel, YARA
  • Luis Lasaletta, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Oene Oenema, Wageningen University
  • Claudia Olazabal, DG Environment, EU Commission 
  • Kristoffer Piil, SEGES
  • Miguel Quemada, Technical University of Madrid
  • Pytrick Reidsma, Wageningen University
  • Karl Richards, TEAGASC
  • Max Schulman, COPA COGECA
  • Tiffanie Stephani, Fertilizers Europe
  • Mark Sutton, CEH
  • Jan Kees Vis, UNILEVER


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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