EU-FarmBook kick off in Florence, Italy
In October 2022, in Florence, Italy, representatives of the 29 EU FarmBook partner organisations from 18 European countries met for the first face-to-face project meeting.
The first face-to-face EU-FarmBook project meeting of took place in Florence, Italy, in October 2022. 29 partner organizations from 18 European countries followed the invitation of the Italian Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, a member of the project consortium. The face-to-face meeting was preceded by several digital meetings in preparation of the official project launch in August 2022. The aim of the meeting was to discuss successful collaboration in a multi-actor project that brings together expertise from different disciplines.
Project Coordinator Pieter Spanoghe from Ghent University compared the collaboration to preparing a meal: “For having a good meal you need some ingredients. The project´s work packages bring together all the ingredients needed to prepare a nice meal.” If you combine the expertise and bring all the ingredients together, you get a very good product. To keep the common goal in mind, the participants received an EU-FarmBook apron. In the EU-FarmBook project, 29 EU partner organizations are working to build a Europe-wide digital platform that collects and shares agricultural and forestry knowledge. The idea is to bring together the tangible results of EU-funded research and innovation projects on a user-friendly platform and provide a useful and effective tool for farmers, foresters and advisors across Europe.
The platform is based on a co-creation approach and builds on the results of the previous EURAKNOS and EUREKA projects. As a coordinator, Ghent University is responsible for the overall management of the project. Ghent University is an internationally renowned, open, pluralistic and socially engaged university in Belgium.