Inside the event > COST meeting (PlAgri)

Core group & WG1 meeting – PlAgri CA19110 COST action

Date: September 11, 2023
Time: 09:30 - 16:00
Venue: Antipolis Convention Centre - Antibes Juan-les-Pins (France)

Plasma applications for smart and sustainable agriculture – PlAgri (

 A continuous increase in demand for food caused by population growth represents a serious challenge for humankind. Even in regions where food is plentiful, the safety of the food cycle is increasingly important. Improving the sustainability of agriculture and, at the same time, reducing the adverse effects of agriculture on the environment requires efficient technologies that enhance productivity while maintaining food quality and safety.

This COST action aims to investigate the potential of low-temperature plasmas (cold plasmas) as a green alternative to conventional chemicals in agriculture to improve yields, increase plants’ size and robustness, and reduce (or eliminate) the need for antifungal agents. It will break the classical field boundaries for a new dimension in sustainable agriculture with a lower chemical impact.

The Action will address the use of plasmas for treating food and packaging. The Action aims to combine numerous European scientific communities dealing with plasma, biology, agriculture, and food processing to identify and develop food production applications.

Transfer of plasma technology to the industry will be based on understanding plasma’s most essential processes with further considerations, including (Novel food) legislations, energy consumption, food safety, and quality. The Action will help define a new field in science by a coordinated, joint effort across Europe and broader, through exchange and better use of resources and by intensive study of the basic mechanisms within the context of the well thought out present or future applications.

The dissemination workgroup aims at the effective dissemination and outreach of the Action results. The main objectives are: 

  • to ensure effective communication between all partners within and outside of workgroups;
  • to coordinate the dissemination and outreach activities;
  • to create interest and raise awareness among the relevant stakeholders and policymakers on the outcomes of the project. 

The main focus of the meeting will be reports regarding GP3 activities. This will include short presentation of WG leaders and Science Communication report. The WG1 communication and dissemination activity will be discussed and evaluated. The Core Group members will discuss actions for GP4. Grant Period Goal(s) it will address:


  • Broaden the community, develop a working plan how to tackle
    (i) inclusion of more COST country members;
    (ii) inclusion of members of NNCs and IPC;
    (iii) inclusion of industrial stakeholders
  • Organization of WG, CG and MC meetings
  • Promotion of the Action through the social media channels
  • Seek for the participants (science, industry…) interested in the each WG’s topics;

Dissemination and communication
i) Opening of the Call for STSMs,
ii) Opening of the Call for IT grants and VNT grants,
iii) Defining the agenda for CG/MC/WG meetings
iv) Defining the program for the WS dedicated to WG2- WG5





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