Chair Name: Luca Corelli-Grappadelli (Dept. Ag. Sci., University of Bologna, V.le Fanin 46, 40127 Bologna Italy, Tel: 39 051 20 96 434)

Secretary Name: Joan Bonany (Estacio Experimental Mas Badia, Mas Badia 17134 La Tallada d'Empordà Girona - Spain (



Focus of Working Group:

Coordinating and streamlining EUFRIN profile in the European context. Liaison towards EU Commission institutions. Preparation and Representation of EUFRIN Vision and Strategic Research Agenda. Currently engaged with AREFLH ( and FreshFEL ( in a TaskForce providing a EU-wide, Fruit and Vegetable Sector Strategic Innovation Research Agenda.



Planned activities


Meeting: March 2015; Bruxxelles; Presentation of Fruit and Vegetable Sector Strategic Innovation Research Agend a

Documents: NA at the moment.

Outputs: A Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda addressing the most urgent needs for innovation for the Fruit and Vegetable sector in Europe.



Meetings: Bruxxelles, January; Berlin, March; Bologna, September; Bruxxelles, November.

Documents: Presentation at CopaCogeca, January 2014.

Outputs: Draft documents preparing and leading to SIRA; First draft of a Thematic Network responding to ISIB2 call in FP8.



Meeting: Nov. 15, Amsterdam.