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Welcome to the Virtual Working Group of TOSSIE experts

Establishing the Virtual Working Group (VWG) and initiating its activities is a part of the workprogramme of EU FP6 Project TOSSIE. It is assumed that VWG is composed of experts who voluntarily cooperate with TOSSIE partners by discussing research ideas of potential importance to the restructuring and sustainable development of the European sugar industry.

Research for Sustainability of the European Sugar Sector
Meeting of stakeholders in EU FP6 Project
Towards Sustainable Sugar Industry in Europe - TOSSIE
4 April 2008 European Commission MADOU building, 1 Place Madou, 1210 Brussels, Belgium

POST-EVENT INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE.

Participants in TOSSIE kick-off meeting on 26 June 2006, from left, front row: Prof. G. Vaccari, Mr. G. Gwehenberger, Prof. P. Glavic, Prof. K. Urbaniec (coordinator), Prof. M. Narodoslawsky; rear row: Mr. K. Wolosz, Dr. J. Wernik, Mr. A.S. Jensen, Dr. M. Bruhns, Dr. G. Pezzi. For more information on the project and its consortium, please visit tossie website

TOSSIE partners are interested in changing the current situation in which a number of sugar-producing European countries, including some of the EU New Member and candidate countries, do not actively participate in the exchange of research information. The current group of partners, using all dissemination paths addressed by the project, makes a pan-European coverage possible. The VWG promotes efficient contacts with competent professionals in all the New Member and Candidate countries, reaching also selected non-EU countries. An expert site for use by the members of VWG makes it possible for the interested parties to register and join the information exchange.

It is hoped that the members of VWG will contribute to TOSSIE partners' work aimed at embedding sugar-industry related issues including advancement of beet processing and by-products technologies in research, deployment and implementation concepts of relevant European Technology Platforms. By bringing together all related stakeholders within different project activities like workshops, discussion, external contacts, and collecting ideas from the industrial project partners and external inputs from interested industrial organisations, a basis is established for information exchange with the TPs and contribution to their working documents This paves the way for contributing to the plans and priorities of the 7th Framework Programme and in particular FP7 Theme "Food, agriculture & biotechnology" under which support for research activities of interest to the sugar industry can be applied for.


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