On Wednesday, 26th of September 2017, the Kick-Off Meeting of EU Teaming project with acronym SLO-ACE was held at the headquarters of the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia in Ljubljana. The project is funded within the European Union’s Research and Innovation Program H2020.
The leading partner, Agricultural Institute of Slovenia (KIS) and its partner institutions from Denmark and France, the Aarhus University (AU) and Institut National de la recherche agronomique (INRA), presented the aims and scope of the partnership – the creation of a center of excellence in agriculture and the strengthening of research and innovation cooperation.
In the beginning the audience was addressed by the Director of the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Andrej Simončič, PhD and the project coordinator of SLO-ACE, Vladimir Meglič, PhD, who presented the aims and importance of the project for the Institute and the Slovenian agriculture research environment. The governmental support for this ambitious project was emphasized by the high representatives of the Ministry of the education, science and sports, state secretary Tomaž Boh, PhD, and director of agriculture directorate at the Ministry of agriculture, forestry and food, Mrs. Tadeja Kvas Majer. At the end, the representatives of partnering institutes , Aarhus University (Per Gregersen, Mogens Nicolaisen, Hanne Lakkenborg Kristensen) and INRA (Jean-François Hocquette, Remy Ghidossi, Bénédicte Lebret) presented their institutions and their role in the project SLO-ACE.