AGROWEB CEE PARTNERSHIP IN THE V4 COUNTRIES

MATTER AND OBJECTIVE

TIME SCHEDULE

CONSEQUENCE

PARTICIPANTS

CO-ORDINATOR

WORK REFERENCE

WORKSHOP I.
Prague, 30.11-01.12.2000.

WORKSHOP II.
Warsaw, 27-28.06.2001.

Closing Session Visegrad, 18.10.2001.

AgroWeb CEE Partnership in the V4 Countries the FAO National Committees on Internet

AgroWeb CEE Partnership in the V4 Countries - the FAO National Committees on Internet 

was held at the Institute of Agricultural and Food Information (IAFI) in Prague, November 30th - December 1st 2000. It was jointly organized by FAO Subregional Office for Central and Eastern Europe (SEUR), GAK, Kht., IAFI and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic in Prague. A tentative program is enclosed.

The workshop has been the third in the line after meeting in Gödöllö (Hungary) in 12/1999 and in Nitra (Slovakia) in 3/2000. Whole project is from now on (at least till September 2001) supported by the International Visegrad Fund. The project is known under "AgroWeb CEE Partnership in the V4 Countries" and it is coordinated by GAK, Kht.


The workshop addressed the role of AgroWeb CEE partnership in V4 Countries and FAO National Committees Network in facilitating information exchange through Internet, training and capacity building activities. It has featured strategies for planning, coordinating, implementing, evaluating and mobilizing resources for the appropriate development of the topics, with a focus on expanding partnerships.

PROGRAM OF THE MEETING
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

PROGRAM OF THE MEETING

Thursday 30.11.

12:00 Registration (lunch)
13:00 Opening - welcome
13:20 Introduction of V4 project
13:40 Introduction of Institute of Agricultural and Food Information
15:30 Introduction of FAO-SEUR new pages and activities related to V4
region
15:50 Coffee break
16:00 presentation of news from participants and discussion
17:00 News in Presentation Techniques
17:30 Estimated end of the session
18:00 Dinner

Friday 1.12.

9:30 - 13:00 Working session presentation of National FAO
Committees at V4 region, discussion of further development
11:00 working on pages, setting up of Slovenian and Croatian pages
12:00 preparation of report from the meeting
13:00 lunch
14:00 good bye

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

Slovakia

Barbara HELLEBRANDTOVA
Lubica KASIKOVA
Marcel KOVAC
Jan SIMKO

Poland

Elzbieta DZIUK - RENIK
Andrzej WOJCICKI

Hungaria

Laszlo PAPOCSI

Slovenia

Simona JUVAN
Karmen STOPAR

Croatia

Igor HITREC

Czech Republic

Vojtech HAVRANEK
Jan RYDLO
Zdenka SILHOVA
Radek ZAPOTOCKY

FAO SEUR

Michal DEMES

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. The Prague meeting was successful start of cooperation with International Visegrad Fund (IVF). This fund has contributed to the development of two sub-regional projects implemented under FAO SEUR coordination (Agroweb CEE, FAO National Committees on Internet)

  2. This V-4 Initiative is aimed to further develop technical background, effectiveness and public awareness of above mentioned projects and set up a model for other Central and Eastern European countries. The participants has discussed the following issues during the session:
    - new version of Agroweb CEE (AW CEE) as prepared by FAO SEUR
    - new version of FAO SEUR site,
    - development of FAO National Committee (FAO NC) websites,
    - promotion of both projects.
    There was also a presentation of FAO information sources, V-4 Initiative FAO NC on Internet and AW CEE projects for representatives of Czech research and academic institutions during the workshop.

  3. The workshop has also been visited by experts from Croatia and Slovenia. The aim of their participation was to learn about V-4 Initiative, to contribute to discussion and work of this group and prepare national page for FAO NC. The contact between V-4 Initiative, Croatia and Slovenia has been successfully established, new FAO NC pages were created for their incorporation to national AW pages and information source for national government. There is a specialized workshop for Balkan countries covered from Czech/FAO Trust Fund planned in March 2001 to further develop mutual cooperation between these countries, FAO SEUR and V-4 Initiative.

  4. Recommendations
    - incorporate new version of AW CEE website in all countries,
    - prepare informative and promotional booklet and CD-ROM on both projects,
    - further develop public awareness of both projects through seminars, presentations on trade fairs and conferences, registration on search engines, logo exchange with other agriculture related servers and through above mentioned promotional materials,
    - further develop cooperation of V-4 Initiative with International Visegrad Fund as well as with other countries in the CEE sub-region,
    - AW CEE and FAO NC websites are recommended as communication tools for CEE,
    - GAK, Kht. as a coordinator of V-4 Initiative will prepare its website,
    - set up next meeting in Warsaw in June/July 2001.

Created by Vojtech HAVRANEK, Zdenka SILHOVA, Radek ZAPOTOCKY,
November 2000, IAFI, Prague, Czech Republic
Copyright 2000 Czech National FAO Committee. All rights reserved

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