The network of stakeholders is a significant component of the project. Called the “Stakeholder platform” during the project lifetime, this network will have two main components: european fruit breeders and germplasm curators. The network is designed to outlast the duration of the project. The European Fruit Breeding Technology Transfer Platform will optimise the transfer of knowledge, technology and biological materials developed during and beyond the course of this project for its use at the scientific and industrial levels. Discussion within the network will help to implement this platform and make it work before and after the end of the project. The participation into this network will be open to any European fruit breeding programme and fruit germplasm collection. The members of the network will:
Access to relevant information on the development of the project,
Be the special guests of to the annual stakeholder congresses of the project (will not be invited but will come at their own expenses),
Be invited to attend the Fruit Breedomics international conference,
Be eligible for funds to attend training activities,
Be eligible for presentation of activities.
The annual stakeholder congresses of the project will be organized in different regions of the EU and will be organized together with the Annual Meetings of the project. The purpose of these congresses will be to provide a forum for the dissemination and discussion of results from Fruit Breedomics, and the monitoring and evaluation of the project’s progress.