The EUPLANTCROPP consortium met at the Life Sciences University of Prague. The meeting was very well organised by Pavel Klouček and his team. The set-up of each of the 10 work packages of the H2020-proposal was discussed in a session lead by the WP- leader. Each of the WP-leaders is working out her, or his, session in a WP-description now. The coordinator of EUPLANTCROPP, Peter Klinkhamer, and the project manager, Jos Frantzen, will, subsequently, write a first draft of the complete proposal using all the WP-descriptions.
We recognised the challenge to set up a broad research infrastructure with a relatively small consortium. The available EU-budget, however, is relatively small for starting communities like EUPLANTCROPP. In contrast, we encounter everywhere support for our initiative and especially among the potential users of the infrastructure. In conclusion, we got a boost at the meeting to know the great opportunity we have to establish a research infrastructure that is very relevant with respect to developing sustainable crop protection.