Work packages
Partner area

Work package description

TASK 1 – Theoretical frame and main stakes

WP 1– Legal and institutional devices

WP 2 – Social and economic issues

WP 3 – Conceptual synthesis

 

TASK 2 – In-depth case studies

WP 4 – Methodology and selection procedure

WP 5 – Case studies analysis

 

TASK 3 – Synthesis and policy implications

WP 6 – Synthesis and scenarios

WP 7 – Potential strategies and recommendations

 

TASK 4 – Project management

WP 8 – Communication and dissemination

WP 9 – Coordination and management

 

TASK 1 – Theoretical frame and main stakes

WP 1– Legal and institutional devices

Workpackage Number

WP1

Start or starting event

Month 1

Responsible partners : 4 (SRVA-AGRIDEA)

Assistants : 1 (INRA), 2 (CIRAD)

Activity type

RTD / Innovation activity

Objectives

Characterisation of the different legal and institutional frames related to GIs, taking combinations between administrative scales into account.

Identification of methods of analysis aimed at assessing the effectiveness and effects of different types and levels of legal protection (both in national and international scopes), in relation with different institutional frames.

Description of work

Start up meeting during the first steering committee and advisory board to enhance interdisciplinary exchanges and allow for final methodological adjustments jointly with WP2 researchers.

Literature review on the relations between effective legal systems of protection or lack of protection for GIs and the characteristics of GIs development, structures and supply chains, relation with generic laws touching food and trade. Systematic analysis of the literature gathered in DOLPHINS (www.origin-food.org), updating of literature surveys, analysis of outcomes from PDO-PGI project, DOLPHINS project, SUS-CHAIN project.

Survey processing regarding legal institutional aspects and SWOT analysis of country situations (approximately 20, out from the contacts already taken by the SINERGI team : see table 7 beneath). The main criteria will be ; existence of institutional devices, their nature (fight against frauds, codes of practices for GIs, control and inspection, monitoring, etc..) , efficiency, enforcement of the generic law, etc..

Desk analysis and systematisation on the following main areas:

          1. legal frames (sui generis, trademarks or common law systems, recognition procedures, codes of practices, monitoring and certification, enforcement, competition laws, etc.)

          2. institutional frames (administrative bodies, associations of producers and interprofessional bodies, certification bodies, public supports, etc.)

          3. cases of usurpation, copy, misuse of GIs. The source for such a list will be obtained from public bodies (INAO),  juridical data (jurisprudence , European court , etc..), association ORIGIN (partner 10), etc. 

Work package Workshop at Month 9 (parallel with a WP2 Workshop).

All partners will gather information and analysis in this WP, on the basis of guidelines provided by the responsible partners. However, as most of the literature on the GIs’ field is produced in French and/or in French language countries, the partners 1, 2 and 4 have a working time suited to this requirement. On the same way, as the French government has many partners in developing countries on this field, most of the information to be gathered will be done by partners 1, 2 and 3.

Association “ORIGIN” (partner 10) will :

  • provide the projects with data about relevant cases of misuse and usurpation,
  • list official and researchers involved in the countries which are represented in ORIGIN
  • provide the project with analysis of various national situations, negotiation standpoints, evolutions of each party’s positions, etc..
  • evaluate the relevance and scope of the analysis produced by SINERGI
  • take part in the conclusions on the opportunities and problems regarding the definition and protection of GIs in particular in countries where a sui generis legal system does not exist or is newly established

Outputs:  Evaluation grid on legal and institutional dimensions.

                Short institutional and legal description per country          

Deliverables

D1          WP1 Report containing the theoretical basement and bibliographical analysis of legal status and institutional organisations of GIs in different EU countries, and with extensive analysis of non-EU countries, with reference to developing countries. This report will contemplate the evaluation grid on the legal and institutional aspects of GIs  (month 12).

Milestones and expected result

M3- Start up meeting (month 2).

M5- WP1 meeting (month 9).

M7- Delivery of the Report about the state of the art including bibliography and selected relevant issues (month 12).

 

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WP 2 – Social and economic issues

Workpackage Number

WP2

Start or starting event

Month 1

Responsible partners :  3 (University of Florence),

Assistants : 4 (SRVA-AGRIDEA), 7 (University of Latvia) and 8 (University of Parma)

Activity type

RTD / Innovation activity

Objectives

Identification of a typology of GIs with respect to economic growth and income distribution, rural development dynamics, environment impact (biodiversity, pollution, landscape), culture and traditions; the typology will consider the different market structures and different quality and typical products.

Identification of methods of analysis aimed at assessing and measuring the impact of GIs and their conditions of success.

Description of work

Start up meeting during the first steering committee to enhance interdisciplinary exchanges and allow for final methodological validation jointly with WP1 researchers.

The outcomes from previous projects (PDO-PGI, DOLPHINS, SUS-CHAIN, etc.) will be analysed and the data bases will be updated.

Literature review on theoretical approaches applying to the production systems of agro-food typical products and to potential effects of GIs. In particular, embeddedness perspectives and conventions theory will be explored so as to shed light on the impact of GIs products on rural development.

Literature review on GIs experiences in non-EU countries, with special reference to developing countries.

Literature review on the role and the effects of GIs in the valorisation process of typical products (EU and non-EU countries)

Critical review of available evidence on GIs products in EU-countries, deducing explicative variables for diversity.

Survey processing regarding economic and social aspects and SWOT analysis of  country, product and stakeholders' situations

Desk analysis and systematisation of results according to the following main areas:

        1. supply chain aspects and international markets access (added value distribution, territorial distribution, exclusion/ inclusion effects, supply chain governance, innovation, market power)

        2. rural development dynamics and socio-cultural aspects (poverty alleviation, women participation, local actors participation, induced effects on other local economic and social activities, rural tourism, facilitation of multiple resource use at farm level, culture and traditions, synergy with other local cultural activities, strengthening of regional identities)

        3. environment (biodiversity, landscape, pollution, traditional farming systems, sustainable development)

        4. consumers / citizens aspects (information, consumers behaviour, preservation of food knowledge, reinforcing of consumer trust, promotion)

Elaboration of evaluation grid on the impact of GIs on socio-economic, environmental and cultural aspects

Work package Workshop at Month 9 (parallel with a WP2 Meeting)

 

All partners will gather information and analysis in this WP, on the basis of guidelines provided by the responsible partners. However, as most of the literature on the GIs’ field is produced in French and/or in French language countries, the partners 1, 2 and 4 have a working time suited to this. Partner 3 will devote time to comparisons and synthesis. Partner 7 must gather new information from Supply chains in new member countries, which requires time.

 

1. The association “ORIGIN” (partner 10) will

- provide the project with data concerning the GIs products, supply chains, markets , in relation to misuse and frauds on those products

- assess the economical situation of the jeopardized products and the losses incurred

- take part in the conclusions on the GIs’ socio-economical issues

2. The ENITAC  (partner 9) will :

- assess the present literature touching consumer’s attitudes and behaviour on the GIs’ markets the GIs markets,

- identify questions to be investigated in the WP5 , concerning consumer’s attitudes and behaviour on the GI’s markets

- design and carry on limited education programmes for having local teams to take part in additional research in this field

Inputs: WP1 inputs on short-case survey

Outputs:  Evaluation grid on social and economic dimensions.

                Short description of approximately 20 country and products cases

 

Deliverables

D2          WP2 Report containing the theoretical frames applicable to GIs products and the state of the art on the analysis of the effects of GIs in different EU and non-EU countries.  It will contemplate the evaluation grid. The Report gives also a basic support to EU for WTO negotiations process.

Milestones and expected result

M3 – Start up meeting (month 2).

M6 – WP2 Meeting on GIs social and economic aspects (month 9).

M8 –  Delivery of Report about the state of the art including bibliography and selected relevant issues (month 12)

 

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WP 3  – Conceptual synthesis

Workpackage Number

WP3

Start or starting event

Month 13

Responsible partners : 1 (INRA)

Assistants : 3 (University of Florence), 2 (CIRAD) and 7 (University of Latvia)

Activity type

RTD / Innovation activity

Objectives

Scientific elaboration of the GIs transferability conditions and of a comprehensive analytical grid.

Characterisation of the diversity of GI situations and of GI impacts, and identification of theoretically grounded success differentiation factors.

Building indicators for monitoring and measuring impact of GIs and evaluating their conditions of success.

Description of work

Synthesis of literature review aspects developed in WP1 and WP2 that enlighten general trends in GIs implementation development.

Conception of the analytical grid integrating the evaluation grids elaborated in WP1 and WP2. The analytical categories derived from the theoretical literature review and incorporated in the evaluation grids will be used to identify an exhaustive list of criteria for characterising the legal, institutional, social and economic aspects of GIs implementation, and then formulate a comprehensive analytical grid which will serve as an input for the case studies methodology.

Identification of the drivers in GI approaches: producers, local SMEs, major firms, the public sector operators.

Characterisation of GIs arrangements, considering their costs and efficiency according to remuneration for all kinds of actors involved.

Analysis of the market segmentation generated by these GI arrangements and, besides product differentiation, the effect of GIs on differentiation between producers.

Evaluation of the extent to which the certification requirements (Code of practices) insure the valorisation of producers' know-how and local resources, and how these requirements are negotiated.

Assessment of guarantee systems (including setting up of rules, control enforcement and application of sanctions) decided in EU contexts and anticipate difficulties of implementation in non-EU contexts, given the diversity of situations, particularly regarding the States' financial and human resources.

International Meeting on GIs development (considering both juridical institutional and socio-economic aspects). In addition to WP1 and WP2 findings presentation, a preliminary version of the comprehensive conceptual frame and analytical grid will be submitted to discussions. These conceptual results will be confronted with illustrations through short GIs cases analysis presentation by partners and potential research associates, so as to identify key indicators for monitoring and measuring the impact of GIs and evaluating their conditions of success.

Inputs: WP1 and WP2 reports and evaluation grids

Outputs: comprehensive analytical grid, general GIs implementation general trends, relevant indicators

Deliverables

D3                Conceptual synthesis Report comprising, the comprehensive theoretical analytical grid and the identification of main policy stakes.  (month 16) / responsible partner : 1

D4                Proceedings of the International Meeting on GIs diversity and impacts.  (month 17) / responsible partner : 7

Milestones and expected result

M11 – International Meeting on GIs development (considered both as a means of collecting information and discussing first results of literature review) (month 16).  This meeting will actively involve potential research partners for case studies implementation.

M12 – Delivery of the Report D3 on the main policy stakes and the theoretical analysis frame

M13 – Delivery of the Proceedings of the international meeting on GIs development

 

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7.6.2. TASK 2 – In-depth case studies


WP 4 – Methodology and selection procedure

Workpackage Number

WP4

Start or starting event

Month 14

Responsible partners : 6 (University of Wageningen)

Assistants: 11 (University of Edinburgh), 5 (University of Newcastle), 2 (CIRAD)

Activity type

RTD / Innovation activity

Objectives

Adaptation of the WP3 comprehensive analytical grid into an operational grid for field analyse of the conditions of success and for the impacts of GIs on rural development.

Further elaboration and fine-tuning of criteria for case study selection.

Conduction of a theoretically grounded and participatory process for choosing the actual case studies to be conducted in WP5.

Selection of a representative sample of approximately seven (7) case-studies in line with the established criteria.

Description of work

Analysis of the sample of countries / institutions  obtained from WP1

Analysis of the sample of products / supply chains obtained from WP2

Operationally oriented analytical grid building from on the comprehensive analytical grid designed in WP3 but accounting for expectable field conditions and data restrictions. In this operationally oriented analytical grid will be integrated relevant aspects of the grid for rural development impact assessment developed by Wageningen University to deepen the analysis of the impacts of GI implementation. Rural impact assessment comprises micro-economic effects, meso- and macro-economic effects, ecological effects, and socio-cultural effects (preservation of cultural heritage). The socio-economic impact assessment will consider the relative weight of the GI share in the rural economy.

 

Preparing carefully the selection of the 7 cases  to be studied, based upon the main results of the previous projects (PDO-PGI supply chains,  DOLPHINS, SUS-CHAIN) :

 

Building of the sample strategy for choosing case studies upon three major axes. These axes, aimed at reflecting the great diversity of situations that can be encountered both in developed and developing countries, are :

  • supply chain characteristics (short or long supply chains,  firm size, processing nature (industrial / artisanal), age of the supply chains, types of markets (local / national / export), / existence of frauds or misuse on the products (yes/no, types) / types of consumers (occasional / regular ) / type of governance structure : territorial, sectorial, corporate), etc.
  • characteristics of the institutional context and governance structures (both at local and state level) : age of the institutions, types of purposes (fight against frauds, elaboration of codes of practices, inspection / monitoring), specific historical background for their  emergence (sanitary crisis / market crisis / others), etc.
  • contents of GI regulations : degree of constraints on production and marketing conditions (high, medium, low), existence of connection with trademarks protection devices, opposition procedure (yes/no), independent expertise (yes/no), accurateness of the inspection organisation (high, medium, low), accreditation of inspection bodies (mandatory or not), integration of the GI regulation in an overall quality signals (yes / no, types), degree of consistency of  the regulations (high,medium, low) , etc.

According to the course of the research, other criteria may appear during the first task and can be added in this list. For the same reason, other less relevant criteria may be withdrawn from it. The final setting up of the criteria and their implementation are aimed to produce a great diversity of situations to be studied around the world.

Development of a survey methodology to measure different types of rural development impacts of GIs, standardised across cases but accounting for regional and cultural differences. Formulation of a generalised check-list of critical data that are needed for making an assessment of different types of impacts. Identification of alternative extrapolation techniques for data collection. Development of parameters and survey techniques to capture less tangible / quantifiable impacts (e.g. social effects, cultural heritage).

Inputs:                 WP1 report, WP2 report and comprehensive analytical grid (WP3)

Outputs:                 operational analytical grid; rationale and list for chosen case studies

Deliverables

D6          WP4 report containing the case studies methodology. It will include the operational analytical grid for assessing the impacts of GIs and the procedure for GI case study selection procedure and implementation guidelines (month 20).

D7          Generalised format and check-list of critical data for impacts assessment (month 20).

Milestones and expected result

M9 – Proposal on case study selection (month 16)

M10 – Advising on Case study selection (month 16)

M15 – Delivery of the Report D6 on methodology and selection procedure for case studies (month 20).

M16 – Delivery of the D7, critical checklist for GIs impact assessment (month 20).

 

 

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WP 5 – Case studies analysis

Workpackage Number

WP5

Start or starting event

Month 19

Responsible partner : 2 (CIRAD)

Assistants : all partners

Activity type

RTD / Innovation activity

Objectives

Identification of the conditions of implementation and of the potential for development of GIs in different socioeconomic, juridical institutional and marketing contexts.

Identification of institutional arrangements more specifically appropriate in different contexts

Description of work

Take into account the selection procedure and implement it on the basis of the amount of potential cases identified in WP1 and WP2, to form a sample of 7 case studies

Identify an amount of several other cases, which could be studied by associated researchers (outside the project, with additional funds) and provide those researchers with the methodology.

Experts groups to design tools to account for the diversity of GIs implementation framework in conducting the case studies. Indeed, GIs can encompass different processes from formalised processes involving geographical delimitation, code of practices… to locally recognised products based on informal reputation and trust relationships.

For each case study, conduction of surveys in partnership with local scientific teams, in accordance with the guidelines produced before. The multidisciplinary and multi-institutional approach takes into account the fact that GI products quality and recognition result from multiple interactions of specific technical products and processes, with a large number of players in the local and legal environment and within the whole supply chain.  Intensive field studies are thus necessary and they will be conducted at different geographical scales.

Historical approach of the product /region /market interaction with characterisation of different stages.

The survey, according to the methodology defined in WP4, will get insights into technical and product characteristics, actors' strategies, resources characteristics, rules construction (code of practices. The collected information will inform the analytical grids elaborated in WP4 for assessing the impacts of GIs.

Special emphasis will be put on the precise description of the relation between local, regional and national contexts, in economic, legal and institutional terms.

Mid term case studies meeting that will permit to exchange over case studies findings. The general trends in GIs implementation identified in WP3 will be discussed and validated based on these case studies findings and diagnosis and an overview of the possible evolution of the national and international environments will be elaborated.

Partner 2 is in charge of this WP and will put  an intensive effort on the case studies. Partner 1, 2, 3 and 4 will supervise the field work, so as the results can be consistent. which requires time.

Association ORIGIN (partner 10) will :

  • take part in the field work, with associate researchers from the involved countries,  especially identify systematically the cases of misuses and frauds on product names in developing countries
  • check and validate the relevance of the analysis carried out

Inputs:

- selection procedure produced in WP4, to identify the case to be studied (out from table 7)

- guidelines for in depth case studies

- case study methodology including the operational analytical grid, GIs implementation general trends; critical check-list

Outputs:                 case studies analysis, revised GIs implementation general trends and overview of possible evolution of the national and international environments. Report of mid term case studies meeting.           

Deliverables

D8(1, .. 8)  Reports on each of the case studies, containing the analysis based on GI advantages and impacts given precisely defined specific contexts. The report gives preliminary recommendations on GI implementation conditions and potential for development in the respective country and supply chain (month 30).

Milestones and expected result

M17 – General project meeting on Case Studies (month 24). This milestone at WP half-period will allow for inter-cases intermediary comparisons and eventual adjustments.

M22 - Delivery of the Report (month 30)

 

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7.6.3. TASK 3 – Synthesis and policy implications

WP 6 – Synthesis and scenarios

Workpackage Number

WP6

Start or starting event

Month 27

Responsible partners : 1 (INRA),

Assistants 4 (SRVA-AGRIDEA) and 7 (University of Latvia)

Activity type

RTD / Innovation activity

Objectives

Identification of "invariant" effects among all GI Cases studied in Task 2

Definition of long-term scenarios without policies changes for each relevant situation, highlighted by the case studies (baseline scenarios)

Description of work

Case studies will highlight a broad range of conditions, strategies and proceedings of GIs implementations that will be confronted to other cases studied in developed countries and in the E.U.  We will focus on the main outcomes :
- on patrimonial resources protection and other collective goods preservation (local technical and food knowledge, biodiversity and rural landscape...)       
- on facilitation of multiple resource use at farm and local levels in a multifunctional perspective (farming systems and incomes effects, increased Net Value Added of regional agricultural sector, multiplier effects on other rural economic sectors, reduction of transaction costs...) 
- on socio-economic aspects (poverty, nutritional balance and diversity, employment…).

GIs cases analysis will also allow to identify the conditions of fail or success of GIs implementations :              
- concerning the conditions and methods of organisational dynamics’ setup.                
- on the magnitude of the changes and technical adaptations, studied in the scale of single exploitations,
- concerning its appropriateness to the institutional and national legal standards, 
- concerning the functioning of alimentary markets and network’s organisation.

A comprehensive comparative review of the different case studies will allow to identify the main "invariant" effects, especially concerning :       
- the building up of technical standards and certification requirements,     
- the labelling of the products,       
- the proceedings of certification control.

Building up a typology of the different kinds of GIs protection in order to assess the impact of different juridical, institutional systems and technological choices.

Regional workshops to draw on the case studies analysis for building up trends and baseline scenarios, to discuss the relevance of the main identified impacts of GIs implementation and of the case studies recommendations as well as to share their analysis over development perspectives for the GIs tool in the current regional contexts characterised by different socio-economic, institutional and legal settings.

Further characterisation of the different potential trajectories of GIs implementation that would occur if no policy change were to be implemented (baseline scenario), in order to highlight their effects and the heterogeneity between them. General trends in GIs implementation identified in WP3 and validated in WP5 the overview of possible evolution of the national and international environments will be accounted for to devise the potential trajectories.

As responsible for this key task, partner 1 will devote much time on this WP, which requires to analyse in depth all the previous reports, including the case studies, to produce a A comprehensive comparative review of the different case studies, a typology of the different kinds of GIs protection (in order to assess the impact of different juridical, institutional systems and technological choices), to organise the regional workshops and to discuss the relevance of the main identified impacts of GIs implementation and of the case studies recommendations, to make a further characterisation of the different potential trajectories of GIs implementation.

Inputs:                 case studies reports, revised GIs implementation general trends and overview of possible evolution of the national and international environments. Advisory Board recommendations.

Outputs:                 baseline scenarios description. Proceedings of Regional Workshops (month 30)

Deliverables

D9                Synthesis and scenario report, comprising the baseline scenarios description (month 32)

Milestones and expected result

M20 - Regional workshops (month 30) will disseminate and discuss case studies results and baseline scenarios to a broader audience of practitioners and policy makers. Initial policy inputs will be obtained.

M23 -  Delivery of the Report D9 about the existing strategies and scenarios (month 32)

 

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WP 7 –  Potential strategies and recommendations 

Workpackage Number

WP7

Start or starting event

Month 30

Responsible partners : 11 (University of Edinburgh )

Assistants: 5 (University of Newcastle), 1 (INRA) and 3 (University of Florence)

Activity type

RTD / Innovation activity

Objectives

Identification of realistic and context sensitive scenarios of GI implementation and evolution, incorporating the baseline scenarios developed in WP6, with the case study relevant knowledge generated from Task 2.

Identification of potential alternative strategies adopted by GI relevant actors in light of possible scenarios, and evaluation of the effects of these strategies on rural and regional development aspects, supply chain evolution; competition and trade; institutional support and juridical processes.

Formulation of policy recommendations on GIs, based on the developed scenarios and identified strategies, that will maximise the strengths and minimise the weaknesses of GI usage with respect to rural and regional development, and product valorisation, supply chain and competitive processes.

Description of work

The work will begin with a systematic review of key material from the case study analysis (Task 2) and the ‘invariant effects’ scenarios (WP6). A synthesis of this material will be performed, combining the firm parameters of the WP6 scenarios with the deep and context-sensitive information from the case studies, leading to more equilibrated scenarios than those previously characterised, based on identified success and failures factors for implementing GIs.  Frequent exchanges will take place between relevant partners in the development of scenarios in order to specify the most relevant axes.

The work will continue with identification of possible and likely strategies for action by actors involved in implementing and using GIs, in light of the identified scenarios. A matrix of factors influencing strategy choice will be developed, in consultation with partners and case study participants, to systematise the analysis. An evaluation will be made of the likely effects of the pursuit of different strategies by GI actors, on crucial aspects such as rural and regional development, supply chain dynamics, and competition and trade. The implications for institutional roles and juridical processes will also be identified.

The final part of the work will involve formulation of policy recommendations on GIs, designed to maximise the legitimacy and rural/regional development impacts, whilst minimising threats with respect to competition and trade. The recommendations developed through interaction with project partners will be refined via a consultation meeting with policy actors (Regional Workshops at Month 30) , where expert knowledge and feedback can be gained.

As assistant for this task  and in strong coordination with partners  11, 5 and 3, partner 1 will devote time to make up relevant recommendations for EU, which requires to keep being informed of the changes in the regulations and policy, to remain in close contact with officials and to end up the project in good conditions.

Inputs:          Baseline scenarios description. Proceedings of the Regional Meetings at Month 30.

Outputs:        Realistic and context sensitive scenarios, policy recommendations.

Deliverables

D10        Proceedings of the Meeting on policy recommendations (month 35)

D12        Strategies and policy recommendations Report (month 36)

Milestones and expected result

M20 – Regional meetings on case studies (month 30)

M21 – International meeting on policy recommendations (month 30)

M21 – Advisory Board Meeting on GI policy recommendations (month 30)

M26 – Delivery of the Report D10 on policy recommendations (month 35)

M28 – Delivery of the Report D12 about the recommendations (month 36)

 

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7.6.4. TASK 4 – Project management

WP 8 – Communication and dissemination

Workpackage Number

WP8

Start or starting event

Month 2

Responsible partners : 4 (SRVA-AGRIDEA) and 8 (Parma)

Activity type

Management activity

Objectives

To ensure effective communication management and public relations with researchers outside the consortium and the community of practitioners and policy making community

To support successful dissemination of the results through publications, seminars, workshops, websites and training activities

Description of work

Creation and maintenance of  web pages

Organisation of project dissemination events and materials

Organisation of linkages with other projects and related stakeholders

Maintenance of consortium relations with external partners, in particular third countries

Representation and promotion and project within related fields and to other scientific programs.

Knowledge dissemination process will be ensured through the following activities:

  • international meeting on GIs diversity and impacts at Month 16
  • international meeting on policy recommendations at Month 30
  • regional workshops at Month 30
  • presenting  papers at scientific conferences
  • meetings with stakeholders
  • website with interactive information exchange mechanisms
  • Organisation of a dissemination seminar

Inputs:           from all WPs +  from Advisory Board meetings

Outputs:        Web-site open from month 3. A CD-Rom with the STREP website state of the art will be communicated to Commission Services on month 11, 23 and 35

                     Scientific papers; communication documents adapted in adapted language, for different research end-users in different countries.

Deliverables

D5                Electronic Database on GIs world-wide available on-line (month 17) ; responsible partner : 4

D11                Geographical Indications Implementation and Assessment strategic guide  (month 35) ; responsible partner : 8

Milestones and expected results

M2, M10, M21 – Advisory Board meetings (month 2, 16, 30)

M14 – GI world database online (month 17)

M27 – GI implementation and assessment strategic guide (month 35)

 

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WP 9 – Co-ordination and management 

Workpackage Number

WP9

Start or starting event

Month 1

Responsible partners : 1 (INRA)

Activity type

Management activity

Objectives

To ensure reliable administrative support for Consortium partners and compliance of administrative duties towards the EC.

To review and monitor deliverables.

To ensure information-sharing within the project and to manage its internal decision-making process.

Description of work

Project contractual administrative and financial management, including Consortium agreement ;

Implementation of Project Net Board system ;

Collect and analyse reports from WP managers ;

Production of audit certificates by each of the participants ;

Maintenance of fluent links and contacts with EC Commission Services ;

Establishment of the Project Advisory Board and organisation of its meetings ;

Organisation of Steering Committee Meetings and regular mail/phone co-ordination and follow-up;

Establishment of SINER-GI Intranet , which will make preliminary reports, internal meetings' proceedings and electronic forum for all project participants 

Organisational support for all project meetings ;

Conciliation of interests within consortium.

Inputs :               from all WPs

Outputs:             Project Intranet, Periodic and ad hoc meetings , Steering Committee and Advisory Board meetings reports.

Deliverables

D             Yearly financial and scientific reports

Milestones and expected results

M1 – 1st Steering Committee meeting (month 1)

M2 – 1st Advisory Board meeting focused on methodological guidelines (month 2)

M4 – 2nd Steering Committee meeting (month 9)

M9 – 3rd Steering Committee meeting (month 16)

M10 – 2nd Advisory Board meeting focused on implementation of case studies (month 16)

M17 – 4th Steering Committee meeting (month 24)

M18 – 5th Steering Committee meeting (month 30)

M21 – 3rd Advisory Board meeting focused on policy recommendations (month 30)

M24 – 6th Steering Committee meeting (month 34)

 

 

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