AREPO is supported in its work by a “Scientific Council”, a collegial consultative body composed of experts from universities and research centres of its member regions, aiming to develop cooperation between the research world and AREPO’s member regions and producers.
In order to achieve its goals concerning defense, development and promotion of GIs and other EU quality schemes, AREPO, together with its member regions and its producers, bases its actions on political considerations supported by scientific and technical data.
For this reason, in 2017, AREPO, in collaboration with the European Research Group on Localised AgriFood Systems (ERG SYAL), started building a scientific network aiming at creating an internal exchange and platform for discussion between the research world and AREPO member regions and producers.
The activities of AREPO Scientific Council on Localized AgriFood Systems (LAFS) and EU quality schemes aim at :
AREPO Scientific Council is currently composed of the following researchers:
*Researchers with an asterisk at the end of their name are part of the Scientific Committee within the Council. The Scientific Committee acts as a coordinating or steering body for the Scientific Council, composed of experts identified and invited by AREPO.
Please note: experts participate on a voluntary basis and on their own behalf. They do not represent the position of their organisation of origin, which might later be associated as an AREPO associate member.
In order to strengthen the role of the Scientific Council and ensure its effectiveness, AREPO would like to expand the participation of experts and improve the geographical coverage. The ambition in the medium term would be to have at least one member from each of AREPO member regions, without excluding competent experts from other European regions.