The overall aim of METROFOOD-PP is to bring METROFOOD-RI ESFRI project to the level of a legally, financially and technically mature pan-European research infrastructure, ready-to-implementation and ready-to-operation.
OBJ1 - organise the legal entity that will manage the RI
The purpose is to set up all the legally binding agreements necessary to establish the ERIC legal status ensuring long-term common commitment and decision-making and long-term funding engagement in order to ensure sustainability. The activities will be focused on legal and administrative aspects, preparing the statute and its implementing rules, updating of the financial plan and implementing a functional management.
OBJ2 - technically organise the RI as service-oriented organisation and define its operational standards
The purpose is to technically define how all the METROOOD-RI physical and electronic facilities will be made available in a coherent and effective way and to organise the service provision. This will allow to effectively serve the very diversified and large user community, until the infrastructure full operation and exploitation. The overall working model of METROFOOD-RI as a pan-European distributed RI will be set up, determining the roles of the Central Hub and National Nodes and how the different components relate and interact.
OBJ3 - define the long-term activities (on a strategic basis) for the future RI
METROFOOD-PP will develop the structures and processes to ensure that METROFOOD-RI can deliver an integrated understanding of the main scientific issues related to metrology in food and nutrition and address the key challenges of the agrifood system. The science and innovation agenda will be further detailed leading to the state-of-the-art science and technological developments, with the purpose to meet existing and emerging societal challenges. Furthermore, the links with other major European and global RIs and organisations will be strengthened, for better positioning and integrating the infrastructure in the landscape and infrastructure ecosystem.