Midterm meeting will gather all FACCE SURPLUS projects

Industrial valorisation, knowledge transfer and science-policy interface is on the agenda when FACCE SURPLUS representatives meet in Paris in mid-November.

2017.11.02 | Lotte Rystedt

FACCE SURPLUS representatives will meet in Paris for a midterm meeting on the 15th and 16th of November. Photo: Colourbox

FACCE SURPLUS is half way through the project period and therefore a midterm meeting will take place in Paris on the 15th and 16th of November 2017. This event will also be the midterm meeting of the FACCE SURPLUS research projects selected in the frame of the 1st call. Representatives from all 14 FACCE SURPLUS research projects have been invited to the midterm meeting and an interesting program awaits them.

-      I am very excited to have this chance to gather researchers and stakeholders from all the different projects around Europe. This is a great chance for everyone to share experiences and knowledge, and to focus on valorisation aspects, in particular the potential of those projects towards industry, farmers, and policy makers, says Nicolas Tinois who is the project coordinator of FACCE SURPLUS.

Four keynote presentations will focus on how research can make its way to policy-makers, end-users and to industrial valorisation. After the presentations, the participants will have the chance to elaborate on the subjects in groups.

The midterm meeting will also be the opportunity to discuss and further develop future activities within FACCE SURPLUS.

See the full program of the Midterm and valorisation meeting here.


FACCE SURPLUS is an ERA-NET Cofund, formed in collaboration between the European Commission and a partnership of 15 countries in the frame of the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI).

FACCE SURPLUS (Sustainable and Resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems) is committed to improve collaboration across the European Research Area in the range of diverse, but integrated, food and non-food biomass production and transformation systems, including biorefining.