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Final Report - CEAF (Stimulating participation of Central Europe Agri-Food Sector in the FP6)

Project ID: 510409
Funded under: FP6-FOOD


CEAF project was a Specific Support Action (SSA) financed by the European Commission (EC) under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), which overall aim was to create synergy for virtual networking and strengthening cooperation in the area of Food quality and safety (FQ&S) with partners from New Member States (NMS) contributing to the creation of the European Research Area (ERA) in Central Europe. It involved experts from the EC and the Netherlands, and research institutes and Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the flower and fruit sector from Poland, Slovakia, Latvia, Hungary and Estonia. The scope of the CEAF project was wide and therefore additional partner profiles from counties like France, Germany, Israel and Ukraine were submitted using the online partner search registration.

The specific report provides a summary of the project's objectives and the achieved outcomes. The project provided special support to FQ&S organisations participated in FP6. Communication channels and collaborative links between organisations from the Member States and Candidate Countries operating in the area of FQ&S were established. Through a series of specialised workshops and other measures participants had an opportunity to learn about the FP6, FQ&S programme, and to master their skills in proposal development.

Also the activities within the project lasting helped the creation of detailed databases of researchers and research organisations in the Candidate Countries which contained information that would expedite partner penetrating / searching for the creation of consortia.

Moreover, the different kind of activities included in six work packages brought the data to support research policies in this field for pomology and floriculture as well as to create statistical information.

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