CORE Organic Seminar: Conclusions, Implementation and Future Collaborations

During the seminar, project leaders will present and discuss the achievements from three research projects supported by CORE Organic II, which ends in 2016. Eleven projects from the CORE Organic Plus call, which started in early 2015, will present their intermediate results.

Representatives of funding bodies and other stakeholders as well as research colleagues will have an overview of these projects and an opportunity to exchange on their outcomes. Such outcomes will also be confronted with current perspectives in organic and EU research agendas.

Special attention will be given to lessons learned in terms of knowledge generation and dissemination. There will also be possibilities for networking, with future research collaborations in mind. 
Seminar registration form

The seminar will be located at Hotel INTERNATIONAL Bucharest (Cauzasi Street, no. 27-25, 030801, 3rd District, Bucharest, Romania). Rooms have been pre-booked, please send the hotel registration form latest September 2nd. 

Visit at organic vineyard

The local organizers offer a farm visit the day before in the afternoon. Please register for the tour when you register for the seminar. The visit will take place at an organic farm (vineyard) close to Bucharest (around 1h distance) on 17th October. The visit will be at the right moment to see the on-going vinification process, and a wine tasting will be offered by the host. Participants will meet in front of the Hotel International at 14:00 and the bus will be back at 18:30.

Seminar programme:

9.00 Welcome addressMircea Segarceanu, Head of International Cooperation Programme, UEFISCDI, Romania

Introduction to the CORE Organic seminar, Niels Halberg and Stéphane Bellon

9.20 Results and conclusions from 3 CORE Organic II and 11 CORE Organic Plus projects

A panel of project coordinators – short introduction and main results

Moderator: Stéphane Bellon

The 14 projects:

3 completed projects (CO II) Improve-P , COBRAHealthyGrowth.

11 on-going projects (CO Plus) addressing the 4 selected topics of the call:

Panel of project coordinators, session in interview form

10.30 Coffee buffet (next to conference room)

11.00 Information bazar

DesignProject corners with small displays. Participants are divided in predefined small groups moving from project to project (location: next to conference room)

11.00-12.10: Eight projects are presented in a first session, 

  • Improve-P, COBRA, HealthyGrowth
  • FertilCrop, ReSolVe, SoilVeg

12.10-13.00: The remaining six projects are presented in a second session,

ProPara, 2-ORG-COWS, OrganicDairyHealth

Ecoberries, SusOrganic, FaVOR-DeNonDe

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Priority topics for the next Horizon 2020 programme (2018-2020) and beyond 

Bram Moeskops, TP Organics 10’ and discussion 20’

Moderator: Niels Halberg

14.30 The added values of transnational projects from COII
(based on feedbacks from project coordinators in final reports), Stéphane Bellon

10-15 minutes discussion on previous presentations

15.00 Wrap-up session

Brief last round with project coordinators (lessons learned to be transferred to the new CORE Organic Cofund projects? What would they improve if they had to start again their project?) 15’

Feedback from invited neighbouring countries (interest for and relevance of presented results for their own country challenges?) 12’

Post-it session with all participants (take home messages) 13’

Facilitator: Yulia Barabanova, TP Organics

15.40 Closure of the meeting by Adrian Asanica, UEFISCDI, local organiser 5’

15.45 pm Departure for an unforgettable visit to Palace of Parliament (entrance paid by CORE Organic)

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Video from CORE Organic's third Research Seminar

Learn more about the participants' experience of the last seminar, in October 2014.

If you have questions, please contact:

Adrian Asanica, UEFISCDI (for event information).

Stéphane Bellon, INRA (for scientific questions).

Ulla Sonne Bertelsen, CORE Organic project manager (for administrative questions).