Agro-ecological Knowledge Hub


UNISECO went online virtually in Brasov, Romania with its 5th project meeting and stakeholder workshop due to the CoVid19 situation.

The objectives of the project meeting included reviewing the status quo and progress of the project, preparing forthcoming activities in the case studies, the territorial level assessments, the tools development and reviewing the multi-actor engagement, dissemination and exploitation.

On the first day of our project meeting the project team had intensive discussions in preparation for the stakeholder workshop:

On the 13th and 14th May the stakeholder workshop focussed on a) policy measures and market incentives of agro-ecological transitions in the case studies, b) scenarios for sustainable food systems and territorial impact assessments, c) story maps of agro-ecological transitions, and d) discussing emerging lessons from the multi-actor approach for future research with the members of the UNISECO Multi-Actor Platforms and Project Advisory Group.

Many thanks to the officers from the European Commission DG Agriculture, DG Environment, JRC, ENRD Contact Point, all our local and EU level multi-actor stakeholders, including Association "Viva Sol", Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania, CIHEAM/IAMM, Ministry of Agriculture of Latvia, Italian Ministry for Agricultural Policies, South Denmark Universtiy, Vytautas Magnus University, EHKOlektiboa, Biodistretto del Chianti, INRAE, Agroecology Europe,  VivaSol Lithuania, Syngenta Hungary, Démétér Biosystems HungaryEco AgricultureWWF European Policy OfficeGroup de Bruges, the FAO, members of the Project Advisory Group, and the representatives for the CONSOLE H2020 project and the CONTRACTS 2.0 H2020 project for their valuable contributions.

On the last 1.5 days of the project meeting the consortium evaluated the stakeholder workshop outcomes and discussed upcoming activities.

Despite the exceptional circumstances of having this event online, the 4 days of intensive discussions, co-creation and stakeholder interactions are considered a success.

We also had the opportunity to had a lunchtime virtual walk in the landscape around Brasov where our F2F meeting would have taken place: