EPSO working groups
'Horticulture for the 21st Century' Workshop, 11-12 November 2013, Berlin (DE)
*Final programme here
Programme, registration (no fee) and further information: on the event website
Participant List: here
Contact us if you are interested to participate by email to Marina Korn (Korn@igzev.de, T:+49 (0)33701-78238). Preference is given to EPSO members and observers.
- Eckhard George (Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, DE)
- Brian Thomas (Warwick School of Life Sciences, UK)
- Karin Metzlaff (European Plant Science Organisation, BE)
- Marina Korn (Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, DE)
Venue: Headquarters of the Leibniz Association, Berlin, Germany
Outline of the workshop: The aim of the Workshop is to strengthen horticultural research in Europe by reviewing the current state of the area, and developing a white paper suggesting new directions and opportunities for horticultural research and innovation. In addition, the white paper will aim to increase public and political awareness for the economic and societal importance of horticulture and horticultural research. The workshop will make recommendations for the next steps that are necessary to support European horticultural science and innovation capacity.
The workshop will be science-based and organised by academia, but stakeholders in the horticultural production chain and representatives of users of horticultural products and services will also present their views on future challenges in the sector. Workshop sessions may include contributions on current horticultural research in several European countries as well as Africa, Asia and America, and sessions on "Green Cities - Urban Horticulture" and "Healthy nutrition, healthy lifestyle and horticulture".
The outcome of the workshop
Join the EPSO Working Group on Horticulture by contacting Brian Thomas, Eckhard George or Karin Metzlaff