• 1st meeting Kick off meeting The Hague - 15th and 16th of January 2014

    The kick off meeting took place during the first month of the project. The project objectives and approach were once more presented and discussed.

    Each of the FLINT partners gave a short introduction of their organization/institute. The work package leaders of WP 1 to 3 presented their preliminary work plans for their work package. Furthermore each of the FLINT partners presented national initiatives on farm level indicator initiatives in their countries.

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  • 2nd project meeting Warsaw - 8th and 9th of July 2014

    1st Advisory board meeting Warsaw - 9th of July 2014

    The focus of the Warsaw meeting was to finalise the 'wish' list of indicators to be included in the FLINT project.

    Based on an extensive literature review in all partner countries a long list of indicators as identified in the literature was developed. Based on the policy relevance and practical reasons (such as duplication of indicators) a short list of indicators was developed to be included in the FLINT project. During the Warsaw meeting some open issues were discussed and appointments were made on the further clarification and operationalisation of the indicators. Furthermore the methodology for the stakeholder analysis (WP 2) was presented and discussed and the first design of the IT infrastructure was presented.
    On the second day the first advisory board meeting took place. The members of the advisory board were informed on the background and objectives of the project and the wish list of indicators was presented and discussed.

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  • 3rd project meeting Hohenheim - 18th and 19th of November 2014

    During the Hohenheim meeting the preliminary results of the stakeholder analysis were presented. .

    The stakeholder analysis still revealed some unclarities in the definition of the indicators. These were discussed and as far as possible an agreement was made on the exact definition. Each of the indicators was discussed in detail to end up with the final list of indicators. A parallel meeting was organised on the IT infrastructure for the FLINT project.

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  • 4th project meeting The Hague - 28th and 29th of January 2015

    During the Hohenheim meeting it became clear that some partners still had many questions about how to collect the data.

    Therefore an additional project meeting was organised to discuss data collection issues and share experiences of partners who already do collect some of the additional Flint indicators. Each of the participating partners introduced the relevant experience on the collection of data and the processing of data on Flint indicators. Data collection in different administrative environments were illustrated and discussed. Also the possibilities and feasibility of the use of farm management systems to collect the relevant FLINT information was presented and discussed.

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  • 5th Project meeting Budapest - 22nd and 23rd of June 2015

    2nd Advisory board meeting Budapest - 23rd of June 2015

    The Budapest meeting focused on the data collection. The remaining issues to be solved in the data collection tools were identified and discussed (WP3).

    All partners gave a short update on the status of the preparation of the data collection (WP4) Also the first experiences with data collection on a number of test farms were discussed. In the afternoon a start was made with the definition of the case studies to be conducted in the FLINT project, to illustrate the added value of FLINT type of data for policy analysis. A first set of proposals for analysis were presented and discussed.

    On the second day the second advisory board meeting took place. The results of WP1 (definition of indicators) and WP2 (stakeholder analysis) were presented and discussed. The exact specification of the data to be collected (the so called FLINT farm return in analogy with the FADN farm return) was presented and discussed. The theoretical and practical advantages of having access to FLINT type of data were discussed based on the first ideas on the case studies.

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  • 6th Project meeting Pamplona - 19 -20th of November 2015

    During the Hohenheim meeting the preliminary results of the stakeholder analysis were presented.

    The Pamplona meeting focused on the data collection, the calculation of the indicators and the further development of the cases to analyse the data. Each of the partners gave an update on the status of the data collection and the planning for finalising the data collection. An extensive discussion took place on the calculation of the indicators based on the collected data. Furthermore the data use cases were discussed in more detail. These analysis aim to illustrate the added value of having FLINT data for policy evaluation.

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  • 7th Project meeting Paris - 21st and 22nd of April 2016

    The project team meeting in Paris took place while the data collection was in progress.

    The meeting was therefore aimed at discussing the preliminary experiences in data collection and the processes and IT infrastructure for uploading and testing the collected data. The other main topic of the meeting was the preparation of using the data. Cases to illustrate the added value of the data were discussed as well as the calculation of the indicators required to conduct these cases.

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  • 8th Project meeting Athens - 7th and 8th of November 2016
    3rd Advisory board meeting Athens - 8th of November 2016

    The 8th project team meeting took place on 7th and 8th of November in Athens. It was combined with the 3rd advisory board meeting on the second day.

    The project team meeting was aimed at discussing the experiences in data collection, the progress of the cases to illustrate the use of the FLINT data, and a discussion on the recommendations for the future. In a parallel session the finalisation of the indicators was discussed.
    During the advisory board meeting the outline of the end report was presented and discussed. This covered the issues such as (1) why policy-makers need better policy evaluation and more data, (2) the feasibility of data collection, (3) preliminary lessons from cases and (4) the options for a future data infrastructure in Europe. In the afternoon the impact of the FLINT project on the farming sector and the industry was discussed.

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  • FLINT meeting in Brussels, November 2016

    The FLINT meeting in Brussels took place on the 14th of November in Brussels.

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