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
09:30-10:30 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
© 2008 Jorge R. Barriga-Bedoya