EU-FarmBook Platform

On the 21st of February 2023, the EU-FarmBook project (Horizon Europe) will organise the EU-FarmBook Platform Day (at the Palace of the Belgian Academies) in Brussels, Belgium (Physical Meeting Only). This event aims to optimise the interoperability of digital knowledge sharing of the EU-FarmBook and other Horizon Europe projects, the CAP-network, and national networks, as well as to foster the digital community.

The EU-FarmBook is being developed to test a big idea: “Can all the Tangible Outputs of EU-Funded Research and Innovation Projects be brought together and organized in one User-Friendly Platform to help get Practical Knowledge into the hands of Farmers, Foresters, and Advisors across Europe who need it most?” The challenges to doing this are great:

The challenges to doing this are great:

  • Data (Base) Quality.
  • Compatibility Issues
  • Language Barriers
  • Intergenerational Considerations

However, EU-FarmBook believes that the future of agriculture and forestry innovation in Europe is digital, and requires a vastly increased and improved digital exchange of knowledge between EU regions and Member States, as well as between different agricultural stakeholders: Researchers, Policy-Makers, SMEs, Advisors, Farmers, and Foresters.

EU-FarmBook is the result of two EU-funded Horizon 2020 “sister” projects, EURAKNOS and EUREKA, which have brought together diverse partners to work together using a multi-actor approach. Please visit the websites and check out this short video to learn more.

The day will include plenary presentations on interoperability with the EU-FarmBook platform, 3 keynote speeches as well as parallel sessions.

Final Program

  • 08:30 – Registration of Participants
  • 09:15 – Introduction by Pieter Spanoghe (UGent, BE)
  • 09:30 – Ana Patricia Lopez (EC – DG AGRI) & Inge Van Oost (EC – DG AGRI)
  • 10:05 – Presentation on the EU-FarmBook by Hercules Panoutsopoulos (Agricultural University of Athens, GR), Louis Powell (Maastricht University, NL) and Christopher Brewster (Maastricht University, NL)
  • 10:45 – Questions
  • 10:55 – Coffee-Break
  • 11:25 – 3 Keynote Speeches: Testimonials of Existing Platforms
  • 12:05 – Guidelines for the Parallel Sessions
  • 12:15 – Lunch
  • 13:15 – Parallel Sessions
  • 14:45 – Coffee-Break
  • 15:15 – Parallel Sessions
  • 16:15 – Panel Discussion
  • 17:05 – Closing by Inge De Bo (UGent, BE) – Next Steps
  • 17:15 – End of the event

Parallel Sessions

  • The EU-FarmBook and Thematic Networks

What: Working towards a common template for uploading knowledge objects and representing Thematic Networks on the EU-FarmBook.
Target Audience: People with knowledge about the meta-data of their project, communication of their project and IT-infrastructure.

  • The EU-FarmBook and National Authorities for Knowledge Reservoirs

What: Establishing conditions for interoperability with national Knowledge Reservoirs
Target Audience: People with knowledge about the meta-data of their project, IT-infrastructure to set-up or maintain a national knowledge reservoir and IT-strategy

  • The EU-FarmBook Digital Community

What: Establishing conditions for setting up an online community for end-users on the EU-FarmBook
Target Audience: People with knowledge of legal issues with regard to online communities, with strategies for starting and managing online communities

  • The EU-FarmBook Conceptual Design

What: Re-using components from existing ontologies and vocabularies for a robust technical design of the EU-FarmBook
Target Audience: People with knowledge about agricultural ontologies and/or setting up such ontologies + people working in EU-funded, agriculture- and forestry-related Multi-Actor projects (bringing in domain expertise)

The event will take place at:
The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
Paleis der Academiën
Hertogsstraat 1
1000 Brussel

For any questions, please contact Laurens Van der Cruyssen

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