Thursday, May 30, 2013

Herbal.Mednet 2nd project meeting

The 2nd project meeting of the Herbal.Mednet project is taking place between 30th-31st of May at the premises of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences in Athens, Greece. I was for once more participating in the meeting (at least its first day) replacing my colleague Charalampos Thanopoulos who was participating at the 4th agINFRA project meeting in Budapest at the same time. Agro-Know is replacing EUMMENA in the consortium of the project and is responsible for various tasks, including the dissemination activities. 

The meeting provides the opportunity for the partners to meet and discuss the progress of the project and its outcomes, as well as to keep them updated of joint activities related to the project. My new colleague Andreas Drakos is the Agro-Know person mainly involved in the Herbal.Mednet project, bringing his tech-related background in the context of this project.

SERIFO presentation during the meeting
The 2nd Herbal.Mednet meeting provided me with the opportunity to see again my good friends and colleagues like Prof. G.V. Roman and Dr. Maria Toader from USAMVB, Tasos Choukalas from APIVITA and Victor Gonzalvez from Sociedad Espa├▒ola de Agricultura Ecol├│gica, as well as meet partners whom I haven't met in the past.

Enayat (UAH) presenting the agriMoodle concept
The first day of the meeting will include a 3-hour stakeholders' meeting including university teachers, PhD students and candidates, practitioners, professionals etc. in the field of medicinal and aromatic plants in Greece. This will allow the collection of an additional number of requirements which will drive the next steps of the project, as well as bring closer the various stakeholders involved in the area of medicinal and aromatic plants.