NEWS

A Final Conference was organised by the project Coordinator, University of Thessaly in Volos - Greece on 12th September, 2012.
During the Final Conference following presentations were performed:
  • The Quality Assurance System, and Eco Qualify I and II from the transfer partners.
  • EcoQualify III project (objectives, results, outcomes and products).
  • Framework analysis summarized data, concerning the current situation of organic agriculture and organic food retailing as well as the training need analysis of beneficiaries interested in organic food retailing in Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and Romania.
  • Testing- phase summarised the results in the receiver countries
  • EcoQualify-III Quality Handbook (adaptations and improvements made from the EcoQualify-III partners countries)
  • EcoQualify-III dissemination activities - overall summary of the major events organised by partners.
  • Technical matters - presentation of the Project's Web Site and ADAM
  • Financial matters
  • General comments to the project implementation and overall project evaluation.
Final Conference

5th Workshop in Volos (13 September - 14 September 2012)
Organizing Assosiation: University Of Thessaly

During 13th of September and 14h of September, the fifth transnational meeting of the project "EcoQualify III" (2010-1-GR1-LEO05-03976) was held in Volos (Greece), at Valis Resort Spa Conference Center.

The aims of the meeting were to present:
  • to review and discuss the performed tasks that took place from May to September 2012,
  • to evaluate the partners' performance for the final stage of the project and the process documentation for Final report.

The minutes and the programme of the Workshop in Volos are available.




4th Workshop in Bucharest (31 May - 1 June 2012)
Organizing Assosiation: Romanian Resource Center for the Promotion and
Marketing of Organic Products - "EcoR Partner".

During 31st of May and 1st of June, the fourth transnational meeting of the project "EcoQualify III" (2010-1-GR1-LEO05-03976) was held in Bucharest (Romania), at Hotel Marshall Garden.

The aims of the meeting were to present:
  • the activities carried out by the consortium up to now.
  • the responses and suggestions of the Greek National Agency.
  • the results of WP4.
  • the work Plan and Working Packages - organizing project activities for the last project period and the closing meeting in Volos, Greece.

The minutes and the programme of the Workshop in Bucharest are available.




3rd Workshop in Canakkale (15-16 September 2011)
Organizing Associations: Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Organic Product Producers and Industrialists Association (ORGUDER), Turkey

During 15th and 16th of September 2011, the third transnational meeting of the project "EcoQualifyIII" (2010-1-GR1-LEO05-03967) was held in Canakkale (Turkey), at Truva Hotel.

The aims of the meeting were to present:
  • The activities carried out by the consortium during the first year of the project,
  • The results of WP3 "Adaptation of Quality Assurance System for training in organic foods retailing to the national requirements"
  • The work Plan and Working Packages - organizing project activities for the next project period
  • Directions for the elaboration of the interim report
At 17th September, 2011, the partners visited the ORGUDER's president and his Organic shop and hosted by Ayhan Sumerli
The minutes and the programme of the Workshop in Canakkale are available.




2nd Workshop in Plovdiv (28-29 April 2011)
Organizing Associations: Higher School "Agricultural College" and Eurocentre - Land and Environment/Bulgaria

During 28th and 29th of April 2011, the second transnational meeting of the project "EcoQualifyIII" (2010-1-GR1-LEO05-03967) was held in Plovdiv ( Bulgaria ), at Conference Hall in Novotel Plovdiv.

The aims of the meeting were:
  • Discussion of the performed tasks and evaluation of the partners' performance for the first stage of the project.
  • Presentation of results of Framework analysis by representatives of each importer country (Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey).
  • Analysing the results of testing phase in the exporter countries.
  • Discussion about the perspectives for adaptation and implementation of QAS in the importer countries.
  • Discussion and review of comments on Quality Handbook content.
  • Discussion on the partners' responsibilities and tasks to elaborate the products planned until the next partner meeting.v
The programme and the minutes of the Workshop in Plovdiv are available




1st Workshop in Vienna (AU) (18-19 November 2010).
Organizing association: Organic Retailers Association (ORA)
1. During last 18th and 19th of November 2010, the first transnational meeting of the project "EcoQualifyIII" (2010-1-GR1-LEO05-03967) was held in Vienna, in ORA's central headquarters (Seidengasse 33-35/13 A-1070 Vienna/Austria).
The meeting was attended by partners from:
  • Greece (1. University of Thessaly and 2. C.V.T. Georgiki Anaptixi)
  • Austria (Organic Retailers Association /ORA);
  • Bulgaria (1. Higher School "Agricultural College" and 2. Eurocentre - Land and Environment);
  • Germany (Institute Equalita);
  • Romania (Romanian Resource Center for the Promotion and Marketing of Organic Products - "EcoR Partner") and
  • Turkey (1. Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University and 2. Organic Product Producers and Industrialists Association (ORGUDER)).
The aims of the meeting were to get the partners known each other, to present the aims, the objectives and the results of EcoQualifyIII project and finally the responsibilities and tasks of each partner organisation.