SheepNet was initiated in November 2016, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Based on the general findings of the project , the recommendations for effective thematic networks are as below:
Networking is a long process that needs the strong involvement of stakeholders. Based on this fact, we recommend to:
- Extend the duration of Thematic Network (TN) by at least one year,
- Facilitate the embedding of OGs with the TN by a dedicated special fund for OGs that are related to the TN,
- To increase the budget of TN that deals with livestock sectors, enabling the compensation of farmers’ costs associated with their absence from their farms to ensure their participation at workshops/conferences etc.,
- To increase the budget of TN for translation during TN workshops.