Eastern European Seed Network (EESNET)
Countries of central and eastern Europe
being represented by their national seed associations and/or seed
enterprises have decided that
in the absence of a regional seed sector
due to a general lack of information on
the regional seed sector
in need of developing wide seed sector
in the face of a need to develop a common
position with respect to topical matters in the seed industry
to create a new type of regional integration
in central and eastern Europe. Countries in this region will integrate
in a structure without strict membership rules and duties under the name
“Eastern European Seed Network” or EESNET.
The basic mission of the network is an
information exchange at the regional and world wide level.
The Network entails participation but
without any membership fees. Country participation is through a focal
point such as the national seed association, if it exists. If not, the
focal point could be a monopoly seed company. If the situation in a
country does not allow for the definition of such a focal point but the
country wishes to participate in EESNET, a state institution could
function as a possible temporary focal point.
Each participating country nominates its
representative to the Technical Committee. All participating countries
have an equal standing irrespective of the number of national
representatives in the Technical Committee
The official language of the Network is
English, however, German and Russian are working languages for general
meetings of the Network. National focal points may choose to use other
languages when they meet but English is recommended so as to facilitate
the exchange of information.
The Network will develop three fundamental
activities - mutual information exchange, an annual seed meeting and
Information exchange will take place at the
level of focal points and will include a list of national seed companies
with contact details, national variety and seed production surveys and
legislative information. If the countries wish, other information can
also be included into the exchange. The focal point is responsible for
translating all information, from the official language to the national
one for information received, and from the national language to the
official one while giving information.
The annual seed meeting will be organised by
one of the Network participating countries as per the agreement reached
in the Technical Committee. If so desired, the annual meeting can be
focused on a specific topic and include presentations from invited
speakers on the subject.
The publications will be on web site and an
annual report will be published based on the annual meeting. The form
and contents of the web site and the annual report will be the
responsibility of the Technical Committee.
ADMINISTRATION IN THE STARTING STAGE
Although the Network has no specific leader,
the seed association of the Czech Republic will be the administrator of
the Network during the start up stage until the Technical Committee of
the Network meets and decides on the next stages of Network