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2nd Transnational Steering Committee Meeting, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The 2nd Transnational Steering Committee Meeting held on the 8th to 9th May 2018 in Plovdiv, Bul-garia. The Agriculture University of Plovdiv was the hosting partner, of the 3 days meetings. During the 8th and 9th May the meetings was focus on the 2nd Steering Committee. On the 8th of May an open-ing speech from the Rector of the Agricultural University Prof. Hristina Jancheva took place, followed by the presentations from the AUA of the WP3.1- Mapping & Benchmarking Methodology and then each partners country presented the WP3.2 – Mappıng Agrıfood Clusters ın Balkan Med and WP3.4 – Polıcıes and Regulatory Framework. Upon the 2nd day REGPEL presented WP3.5 Regional agri-food profiles & technologies and followed with academia partners (AUA and NTUA) presentations of WP 4 in relation with Design and operation methodology of FOCUS Clusters, as well as the FOCUS collabora-tion platform. There was an interactive discussion among partners on the first day. Moreover, upon the 2nd day a small workshop in two groups elaborated in order to specify the sectors, needs/ trends, and technology services per county. In the afternoon of the same day, there was a preparatory workshop for the 1st focus group so all partners could provide suggestions.

The Project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and National Funds of the participating countries.

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