Final conference report
The deliverable D7.7 “Final conference report” summarises the final conference of the OLEUM project, which presented the main findings of the project to key target stakeholders (academia, olive oil industry, staff of public and private laboratories, regulatory authorities, general public). The final conference took place online through the Zoom platform on 17 and 18 February 2021 with 319 and 292 unique delegates attending the event respectively on Day 1 and Day 2 as a result of a strong promotion via the project website and its social media channels. Main findings of the conference were tweeted live throughout the day, and the conference presentations (video recordings) will be made available on the project website to ensure the dissemination of the project outcomes to a broader audience and stakeholders that were unable to attend the event. The importance of the conference was communicated through presentations of the European Commission (DG-AGRI) which framed the project within the context European policy developments and the International Olive Council on next steps to reach an IOC official recognition for the validated methods and markers developed in the OLEUM project. Another highlight was Prof. Tullia Gallina Toschi’s introductory talk which showcased the numerous achievements of the OLEUM project.