Agenda ESCORENA Workshop

European Regional Workshop

Internet-based communication support for ESCORENA

Thematic Knowledge Networks in Agriculture


10-12 April 2008


Objective:             To define achievable goals for establishment of Internet-based knowledge sharing approaches for the ESCORENA thematic networks.


Participants:        Coordinators and Leaders of ESCORENA networks


Venue:                   Institute of Natural Fibres (INF), Poznan, Poland


Organizers:          Institute of Natural Fibres, Poznan

                                 FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, Budapest, Hungary





Day 1 Thursday 10 April


08:30                        Guests depart hotel


09:00-09:30            Registration


09:30-10:30            Opening Session

Opening speech by representative of the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Welcome by FAO representative – Mr. Michal Demes, FAO REU Budapest.

Welcome by Host Institution – Prof. Dr. Ryszard M. Kozlowski, Director of INF

Welcome by Local Authorities

Presentation of the Meeting agenda, goals and targets – Maria Mackiewicz-Talarczyk, INF



10:30-11:00            Coffee break


11.00-11:30           Presentation: ESCORENA background, history, and objectives – Prof. Kozlowski, INF

11:30-11:45           Presentation(s): current ESCORENA network(s) active on the web:  Mr. Misselbrook, RAMIRAN

11:45-12:15           Presentation: New generation web-based technologies for knowledge sharing;  examples from the agricultural domain; good practices for web-based knowledge networks – Ms. Nadia Loumbeva, FAO-HQ

13:00-14:00            Lunch at INF


14:00-14:45           Knowledge-sharing session:  Participants to consider ESCORENA network roles and capacities of coordinators/leaders; discussion of feedback in plenary.


14:45-15:00            Coffee break


15:00-16:30           Working Groups Session 1:  Participants work in three groups with facilitators, with inputs from individual participants to be discussed within the groups.

Topic: current activities of ESCORENA networks – strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and constraints.


16:30-17:30            Working Groups report outcomes in Plenary and Discussion


Evening:                  Dinner


© 2008 Jorge R. Barriga-Bedoya