LIVESEED is organising 2 workshops to follow up on experiences with the EU Router Database, to learn about the experiences of national authorities and seed suppliers after using the database for a few months, and to improve the database based on your experiences.
13 September 2021, 10-11:00 AM CET: Workshop for suppliers of organic seed and plant reproductive materials across Europe (as a follow up on the previous training on 28 April and 5 May 2021, to provide training on the functions of the EU Router Database), registration link.
14 September 2021, 10-11:00 AM CET: Workshop for competent national authorities (as a follow up on the previous training on 26 April 2021 on the functions of the EU Router Database), registration link.
The events will take place online on Zoom, and will be held in English. We will send a link to registered participants along with the agenda in the end of August.
Most EU Member States have appointed a national contact, and have received a login to the platform to check the offers that are listed for their countries. API development between the national databases and the EU Router database are in discussion and in progress. Seed suppliers have also registered to the database and we would like to explore in interactive discussions the experiences so far with using it.
As a reminder, the EU Router Database was developed in the framework of the Horizon 2020 funded LIVESEED project by FiBL-Germany. The database for organic seeds was created to allow suppliers of seed and plant reproductive materials to offer their organic propagated seeds and planting material to all EU-member states as well as Switzerland and UK from one single platform. The platform can be found under www.seeds4organic.eu.
LIVESEED is a research project boosting the availability and use of organic seed in Europe, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 under grant agreement No 727230 and by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) under contract number 17.00090. IFOAM Organics Europe (Belgium) and FiBL-Switzerland coordinate the project.
For further questions about the Database, please contact Ms Xenia Gatzert at Xenia.Gatzert@fibl.org.
Looking forwards to seeing you in September!