Creation of the ”Olive Encyclopedists Society”

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The co-writers, who contributed to the quotOlive Encyclopedia The olive oilquot announced on January 23rd the establishment of the quotOlive Encyclopedists Societyquot The founding declaration was signed by 29 distinguished scientists, during a meeting held at the Harokopio University of Athens

The main principles of the Society are the following

– Interdisciplinary cooperation of all the disciplines associated with olive and olive oil
– Osmosis of academia and those working in the olive industry, the educational and state institutions
– Being an organization that functions with democracy, transparency, as well as scientific excellence
– The awareness that in Greece, the olive sector – and especially olive oil – is at a crucial crossroads Therefore, the quest for innovation must be based on solid ground

The Founding Declaration

We, the co-signatories of this declaration, came together and worked together for the creation of the ldquoOlive Encyclopedia the olive oilrdquo Being aware that the broadest possible interdisciplinary cooperation is extremely important for the benefit of the olive sector in Greece, we decide to make a step forward and take the initiative to establish the ldquoOlive Encyclopedists Societyrdquo Society

I Objectives
The main purpose of the Society is interdisciplinary cooperation, with the creation of an open discussion forum for the protection, development, and promotion of the olive sector, taking into consideration that the industry is at a crossroads and is facing a series of challenges

More specifically, we highlight the importance of the osmosis of the academia, the olive businesses and the olive growers for the promotion of the coopetation of those sectors

II Funding
Bearing in mind that the olive sector has received lavish funding in the past, the Society underlines the importance of transparency, moderation, the best possible use of its resources for the benefit of the olive sector

III Members
Initially, members of the Society are in their own right all the co-writers of the Encyclopedia who wish to join Later on, scientists of various disciplines, who have an academic / professional activity related to the olive sector, will be able to join

The Society is absolutely neutral towards and religious, political/ party, racial differences

The Society accepts members from all over the world However, its seat will be in Greece Athens and its main working language is Greek

The signatories by alphabetical order in Greek
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ALIEFS Dimitra Economist PhD, SOVENA GROUP
ANTONIOU Polymnia Associate Professor of Phytopathology, Agricultural University of Athens
ARAPOGIANNIS Thomas TÜV HELLAS TÜV NORD SA, OBS Food amp Agriculture, Agro Vice President
VEMMOS Stavros Professor of Pomology, Agricultural University of Athens
GUZ Alexandra Chemist ndash ELSAP SA
DENAXA Nikoletta ndash Kleio Postdoctoral Researcher, Agricultural University of Athens
ZAMPOUNIS Vassilis Agro-economist, Axion Editions, olivenewsgr
ZERBAKIS Giorgos Associate Professor, Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens
ILIAS Panagiots Manager, Research Dept NEUROPUBLIC SA
KALAITZIS Panagiotis Professor, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania
KALOGEROPOULOS Nikos Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopion University of Athens
KALTSIS Giannis Agronomist MSc, CEO PROTYPON SA
KOULI Georgia ndash Maria MSc Dietitian Nutritionist, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopion University of Athens
KOUTSOMITROS Sotiris Agronomist, Expert on Agricultural Policy
KOSTELENOS Giorgos Agronomist, Researcher
BAROUCHAS Pantelis Assisant Professor, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece TEIWG
BOSKOU Dimitrios Professor Emeritus, Food Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
BOURNAKAS Vassilis Agronomist
PANAGIOTAKOS Demosthenes FRSPH, FACE, Professor in Biostatistics, Research Methods and Epidemiology Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopion University of Athens
POLYMEROU KAMILAKI Aikaterini former Director of the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens
PROTONOTARIOS Vasilis Agronomist, Outreach and Networking Manager of NEUROPUBLIC SA
ROUSSOS Petros Associate Professor, Agricultural University of Athens
SARRIS AlexandrosnbspProfessor Emeritus, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
TSIROGIANNIS IoannisnbspAssistant Professor at TEIEP, Dept FloriculturendashLandscape Architecture
CHATZIPAPADOPOULOS Fotis President of NEUROPUBLIC SA
CHATZINIKOLAOU Panagiotis Electrical Engineer MSc, General Secretariat for Research and Technology
CHIOU Antonia Assistant Professor at Harokopio University of Athens
CHRISTOPOULOU Efi Expert chemist of the European Union and the International Olive Council, taster of virgin olive oil
PSARRAS Giorgos ELGO ldquoDimitrardquo – Institute of Olive Tree, Subtropical Plants and Viticulture