Report on the sustainability of the OLEUM Network
In this report, the sustainability of the OLEUM Network has been discussed. Two key factors were given attention: motivation of the OLEUM Network participants and the involvement of organisations that can host/sustain the network.
It is important to understand that the OLEUM Network serves two types of purposes:
- Serving the OLEUM project goals as explained in Deliverable 6.1: a) Enlarge the international body of expertise in the analysis of olive oils and b) Carry out and quantitatively evaluate technology transfer to the wider user community.
- Serving the goals of the OLEUM participants themselves such as networking and activities among stakeholders in the olive oil production chain. The latter one is important for the motivation of the participants and thus for the sustainability of the network.