Policy Brief - Supporting Networks

Policy Brief

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.
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