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The parliamentary evening “Competitiveness: EU research project COMPETE“

September 19, 2015

Event start:

18:30

Organizer:

Institute for Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany

Location:

Hilton Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
Mohrenstraße 30, 10117 Berlin

Programme:

Presentation:

Contact person:

Inna Levkovych
compete(at)iamo.de
+493452928232

On 29 September 2015 the Parliamentary Evening “Competitiveness: EU research project COMPETE“ took place in Berlin, Germany. The event was hosted by the Federation of German Food and Drink Industries (BVE), a partner within the COMPETE consortium.

More than 60 participants from German politics and representatives of producers and processors organizations attended the event. After the main findings of the COMPETE project were presented by Prof. Dr. Thomas Glauben, Director of the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), the participants discussed and debated the results of three years of research during the rest of the evening. Dr. Wolfgang Ingold, Chairman of BVE, explained the view of the German food industry on their competitiveness. Among others he amplified that one third of the market offers in Germany are new products confirming the sector’s innovativeness. Nevertheless new innovations have to be supported to claim world market shares or rather win these back. Moreover, the role of EU and German politic was emphasized in order to create basic conditions and incentives which support research and development and facilitate access to important export and import markets as well as enable competition.

 

COMPETE Final Consultation Workshop

September 22, 2015

Event start:

10:00

Organizer:

Institute for Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany

Location:

Representation of Saxony-Anhalt to the EU
Zentrum der Regionen
Boulevard Saint Michel 80
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

Programme:

Presentations:

0 Introduction COMPETE Project
0 Recent developments in the competitiveness of the EU food & drink industry
0 Main findings
0 Policy Implications
1 Session Conceptual issues
1 Session Recent developments and major EU competitors
2 Session Governance structures in agri-food supply chains
2 Session Market efficiency
2 Session Productivity and efficiency in EU agri-food supply chains
3 Session Business environment in the EU
3 Session SWOT analysis
3 Innovation
4 Session Dissemination activities

Contact person:

Inna Levkovych
compete(at)iamo.de
+493452928232

The finale COMPETE workshop gives leading representatives from industry, science and practice the opportunity to meet and discuss the key findings of the project as well as formulated policy recommendations for a sustainable development of competitiveness of EU agri-food supply chains.
The event takes place under the patronage of the Ministry for Science and Economy of Saxony-Anhalt.

REGISTRATION is possible until 15 September 2015.

 

6th Project Meeting and Roundtable

May 29-30, 2015

Event start:

see Programme

Organizer:

University Primorska, Faculty of Management

Location:

MIC Conference,
Congress Centre Bernardin
Obala 2, Portorož, Slovenia

Programme:

Presentations:

Contact person:

Stefan Bojnec, e-mail: stefan.bojnec(at)siol.net

In the context of this year’s MIC Conference the 6th COMPETE Project Meeting will take place on May 29-30, 2014 in Portoroz, Slovenia. The agenda includes, apart from the project internal meeting, a panel session and a roundtable with invited speakers, which will take place on Saturday May 30th. The panel session will start with a presentation of project leader Heinrich Hockmann about the market power in food value chain. The subsequent roundtable chaired by Carmen Hubbard will give space to discussion of the opportunities and threats for increasing the competitiveness of agri-food supply chain. Particular attention will be paid to the milk sector. The invited speakers are Janja Kokolj Prošek, Slovenian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food and Ivanka Valjavec, Slovenian Dairy Association. Prior to the COMPETE meeting Steve Quarrie will organise the training course in research skills on May 27th. For more information please see Training course programme


5th Project Meeting and 2nd COMPETE Workshop

November 26-27, 2014

Event start:

10:00

Organizer:

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Lukas Cechura, Zdenka Mala, Inna Levkovych (IAMO)

Location:

Faculty of Economics and Management, CULS
Kamýcká 961/129, 165 00 Prague
Czech Republic

Programme:

Presentations:

2nd COMPETE Workshop Prague Presentations

Contact person:

Inna Levkovych, e-mail: levkovych(at)iamo.de


4th Project Meeting and COMPETE Workshop

June 4, 2014

Event start:

9:30

Organizer:

Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Location:

Villa Orlandi, Anacapri, Naples (Italy), WICANEM conference

Programme:

Contact person:

Pascucci, Stefano, e-mail: stefano.pascucci(at)wur.nl

In the context of this year’s WICANEM Conference the 4th COMPETE Project Meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in Anacapri, Italy. After the internal project meeting session in the morning interested stakeholders are heartily invited to attend the subsequent COMPETE Workshop, starting at 2:30 pm, and vividly participate in its discussions. The members of the COMPETE project team will present their findings on the determinants of competitiveness of the European agri-food supply chain. At 4:30 pm, after a short coffee break, case studies on European agri-food chains and presentations on EU food trade policy will provide further, substantial information on the work of the COMPETE project team. The roundtable “Innovation and competitiveness in the European agri-food sector: the stakeholder’s prospect” will give space to discussions, questions, and comments and will conclude the COMPETE Workshop.
Registration: http://www.hortilink.nl/clients/wicanem/0.backdoor/compete_index.htm

COMPETE Workshop Capri Presentations


3rd Project Meeting

November 4-5, 2013

Event start:

9:30

Organizer:

CERS-HAS; Budapest, Hungary

Location:

Institute of Economics, Budaörsi út 45, H-1112 Budapest, Hungary

Contact person:

Zoltán Bakucs zoltan.bakucs(at)krtk.mta.hu


COMPETE Training Course: skills to improve impact and sustainability

Two training courses will be held to improve researcher effectiveness in doing their research, presenting it in written and oral form to scientific and non-scientific stakeholders, and getting funding for future project

  1. 23 May, 2013, Business School, Newcastle University (UNEW)
  2. 13-15 June 2013, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Warsaw University (UNIWARSAW)

Contact person: Prof. Steve A. Quarrie steve(at)bio.bg.ac.rs


2nd Project Meeting

May 22-23, 2013

Event start:

9:30

Organizer:

UNEW, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (United Kingdom)

Location:

Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Contact person:

Matthew Gorton matthew.gorton(at)newcastle.ac.uk


COMPETE Training Course at the Faculty of Economics, Belgrade University

April 11-12 and 18-19, 2013

Event start:

10:00

Organizer:

Balkan Security Network, Belgrade University

Location:

Belgrade, Serbia

The training course as part of the COMPETE project was held in April 2013 at the Faculty of Economics, Belgrade University. In total, 22 participants attended the course over the four days. The training course was offered from specialists of the Balkan Security Network (BSN) to any post-graduate student and staff of the COMPETE partner institutions and relevant stakeholders. During the training course, the participants were able to deepen their knowledge of good quality research, project proposal writing, communication and lobbying, and they enhanced their scientific writing, presentational and media skills for disseminating project information to stakeholders.
The next COMPETE training courses are planned at Newcastle University on Thursday, 23rd May, and at Warsaw University from 13th to 15th June. The course in June will be on good quality research, scientific writing, presentations, student supervision, writing project proposals, self-management and career development.


Kick-Off Meeting

November 19-20, 2012

Event start:

9:30

Organizer:

IAMO, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (Germany)

Location:

IAMO, Theodor-Lieserstr. 2, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany

Contact person:

Inna Levkovych levkovych(at)iamo.de

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