TP Organics successfully implemented a stakeholder forum in July of 2009 with EU umbrella organisations, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), representatives of the European Commission, civil society and research community. The first public consultation round on the first draft of the Strategic Research Agenda was completed and a specified consultation for the SME has been launched.
Currently the Strategic Research Agenda SRA, the second major document of TP Organics, is finalized. The aim is to secure the broadest possible participation and ownership and therefore consults the organic sector and stakeholders.
The current consultation is running until October 26, 2009. Suggestions with highest priority will then be included in the SRA as proposals for research topics.
In December 2009, the final findings will be presented to the EU institutions to get a last feedback before the document is officially published.
TP Organics invites all to vote (and comment) the research needs for each research area by the proper online forms, following these links:
- Strategic Research Agenda, 2nd Draft
- Vision for an Organic Food and Farming Research Agenda to 2025: Organic Knowledge for the Future
- FiBL Contact: Otto Schmid
- Contact TP Organics: Eduardo Cuoco
Tel. +32 2 2 280 12 23,
Fax +32 2 735 73 81