FRESHFEL and AREFLH created in 2014 a European taskforce for research and innovation. This group of experts presented in 2015 a strategic agenda to the European Commission that focused on the priorities of research for the fruit and vegetable sector in the framework of Horizon 2020.
FRESHFEL and AREFLH created in 2014 a European taskforce for research and innovation. This group of experts presented in 2015 a strategic agenda to the European Commission that focused on the priorities of research for the fruit and vegetable sector in the framework of Horizon 2020. This task force found it important to create a European Network of Vegetable Research Centres (EUVRIN) similar to EUFRIN, he platform that gathers more than 40 fruit research centres (www.eufrin.org)
This network will allow us to:
- Have a better knowledge of the works of each participating institution
- Present the priorities that are specific to the vegetable production
- Apply more efficiently to the European calls for proposals
The founding meeting of EUVRIN will take place on 1st February 2016 at
VLEVA, Kortenberglaan 71, 1000 Brussels, from 9h30 to 16h30.
The meeting and start-up is co-organised by Agrolink, the Vegetable Research Centres of Flanders, AREFLH and is financially supported by the Region Flanders.
Members of the European Commission will be present.
We invite you to save this date in your agendas and to let us know before 22 January if you think you will participate (emails to Pauline Panegos from AREFLH: email@example.com).
Herewith you can find the following documents:
- An agenda of the meeting (Word doc.)
- A form to fill in to propose working groups (Word doc.). Please send it back before 15 January and give us input if you want to coordinate one on February 1 (It will help us to define the first 6 working groups to be started).
- A form to fill in to present your centre (Word doc.). Please send it also back before 15 January. (It will help us to identify vegetable centres in Europe in a directory on the website).
Several propositions for Working Groups have already been done:
- Greenhouse and vegetal material
- Genetic biodiversity
- Valorisation of side streams of vegetables
- Pest monitoring / decision support systems
- Invasive pest species and pathogens
- Organic horticulture
- Improving fertilizer management of vegetable crops
- Improving irrigation management of vegetable crops
- Vegetable breeding.
Philippe Binard Jacques Dasque
Freshfel General Delegate AREFLH General Secretary
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