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CORE Organic II Research Seminar and Governing Board meeting in Amsterdam

The 2nd CORE Organic II Research Seminar took place in Amsterdam at May 15, 2013. It was followed by the 6 th meeting of the CORE Organic II Governing Board which was held the following 2 days. The ERA-NET project CORE Organic (Co-ordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming) coordinates research programmes in organic food and farming between the 21 partner countries.

Participants at the CORE Organic II meeting

The project leaders of the CORE Organic II projects

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At the research seminar, all current CORE Organic II projects (www.coreorganic2.org) were presented to give an overview of progress, results and activities. The projects were presented on posters as well, and the funding bodies had the opportunity to ask questions and gather detailed information about each project. The afternoon was dedicated to group discussions, and the major themes were challenges, ideas and dissemination.

The question of dissemination was central, as some researchers found it difficult to find the time for the more popular dissemination, which is required by the funding bodies. The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), which is involved in several CORE Organic projects, and CORE Organic II coordinator ICROFS, the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, will assist in any way possible to facilitate continuous dissemination via a broad spectrum of channels.

The Governing Board meeting started with a review of the last ten years of CORE Organic. Another focus was on the future and the role of CORE Organic in the light of Horizon 2020, the new European framework programme for research. The follow-up CORE Plus project was discussed at length, and the thematic research areas for the call, which will be issued under it, were decided.

All in all, the meetings in Amsterdam were very constructive and productive, and both project coordinators and funding bodies are ready for the work ahead.

Source: ICROFS.org, The website the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems

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Weblinks

ICROFS.org: CORE Organic II Research Seminar and Governing Board meeting in Amsterdam

OrgPrints.org: The CORE Organic II projects

www.coreorganic2.org

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Ulla Bertelsen, ICROFS, Denmark

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