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1st EURAKNOS WORKSHOP - BUDAPEST, Hungary

The first EURAKNOS workshop will be held in Budapest from the 11th – 13th September at the Novotel Budapest Danube Hotel.

The three-day workshop will be an interactive and informative event bringing together representatives from over 15 thematic networks, as well as farmers, foresters and advisors. It is expected that over 60 people will attend the event.  

The purpose of the workshop is to present the findings from 82 face-to-face interviews investigating experiences of existing Thematic Networks on data production and storage, project communication and dissemination, and also multi-actor involvement. The findings will be discussed and debated during the workshop and will then be used as a basis for developing the EURAKNOS data platform.

A knowledge innovation panel (KIP) has been formed and invited to attend the event. This panel, consisting of members from 14 EU countries, includes TN coordinators, farmers, foresters and advisors will be consulted on their experiences from agricultural EU projects and will provide feedback and suggestions on the EURAKNOS findings so far.

The workshop will kick off at 13:00 on Wednesday the 11th with an introduction to the EURAKNOS project and a summary of the projects progress so far. Profile cards will be hung within a dedicated space so that participants can easily network and interact with one another. The findings from the interviews will then be presented and analysed during the next days. Participants will use the provided results to suggest best practices on a concept card. The key themes generated from the best practices will then be publicised and promoted within EURAKNOS, providing a key resource for future Thematic Networks.  

The 3-day workshop will conclude with a lunch for all workshop attendees. This will allow for further networking to allow in-depth discussions generated from the topic areas covered during the workshop.

It is hoped that the workshop will be an exciting, thought-provoking event, and will contribute to EURAKNOS’ overall aim of intensifying interaction between agri-food and forestry networks thus maximising outputs for the end user, whilst also widening existing EU Thematic Network outputs in an interactive way, both content-wise and in terms of geographical coverage.

You still can register to the event by writing to lies.harinck@ugent.be

Alexander Casteels