This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 772787.

The national roundtables in ten countries to disseminate SMARTER results towards stakeholders

– by J.M. Astruc, R. Bica and C. Mosconi

The 10 roundtables planned within the SMARTER project have been organised between April 2022 and February 2023. They allowed to disseminate the main practical results of SMARTER to the stakeholders of each country, breeders, breeding organisations, (inter)-professional organisations, researchers, agricultural education, newspapers.

The following table gives the dates and location of each roundtable.

Country Organising partner Date Location
France RDF 5-6 April 2022 Sèvremont
Uruguay INIA_UY 21-22 April 2022 Tacuarembo
Hungary UNIDEB 22 April 2022 Debrecen
Spain UNILEON 8 June 2022 Valladolid (Foro Ovino)
Greece FRIZARTA 25 June 2022 Agrinio City
Ireland TEAGASC 12 July 2022 Thurles
Switzerland FIBL 17 November 2022 Entlebuch
UK SRUC 7 December 2022 Edinburgh
Italy ARAL 9-10 February 2023 Padenghe sul Garda
Norway NSG 17-18 February 2023 Stjørdal


All the participants had the opportunity to attend a presentation of the different achievements reached by the project and to discuss the results and give tracks for further research. The practical use of the novelties produced by SMARTER were also fully discussed. The different events highlighted the multi-actor approach of SMARTER, with academic and non academic partners working jointly to produce outcomes usable by stakeholders in actual breeding processes. All the presentations, as well as many pictures and videos are available on the SMARTER website on the round table page.


Spain Roundtable © UNILEON