The final project meeting took place at “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, in Iasi, during 30-31 March, 2017. All partners presented the most important results obtained during ACTIBIOSAFE project and agreed that the good results obtained in this project could be used as a concept for new proposals, at national or international level. The project members expressed their contentment for the collaboration between partners and the coordinator of project and stated the gaining of a high level of expertise in material characterization and processing of food packaging. The partners have approved that the Actibiosafe project contributed to the acquiring of new knowledge regarding the food packaging materials. Final scientific and financial reports have to be finalized up to 30th of June, 2017.

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The international conference "Achievements and future steps" was held on 10th of December 2015 in Bucharest, event organized under the "Research in priority sectors" - RO 14, financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 and co-financed from the national budget.

The conference aimed at promoting intermediate results generated by the 23 joint research projects funded by RO 14, developed by project promoters in Romania and their partners from donor countries, Norway and Iceland, the mid-term implementation. In addition, the event facilitated the exchange of knowledge, views and best practices with the ultimate aim of strengthening bilateral relations between Romania and donor countries in research and innovation and also to stimulate academia and SMEs to plan future partnerships.

The ACTIBIOSAFE project was presented by the project director, Prof. Dr. Cornelia Vasile, the Romanian partners attending the conference as well. The conference agenda and projects presentations can be seen at http://www.research.ro/ro/articol/3750/program-see-ro-the-conference-achievements-and-future-steps .

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The 4th Technical Meeting has been organized by the Partner 2, SC Research Institute of Organic and Auxiliaries Products SA (ICPAO) in Medias, Romania, during 19 and 20 of May, 2016. All project partners attended the meeting, the agenda comprising four sections: Concluding of WP2, Current status of the work, Action plan and Dissemination activities.

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The 3rd Technical Meeting has been organized by the Project Promotor, “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry in Iasi, Romania, during 19 and 20 of November, 2015. The achievements obtained during the project activities so far have been discussed by the partners and further steps were set.

A special guest for this meeting was the project officer, dr. Octaviana Marincas, which presented her satisfied opinion on the project development up to date and some conclusions following the monitoring visit of the Romanian funding agency – ANCSI - in November 2015 at Iasi. Dr. Marincas also discussed with the participants some aspects regarding the publicity of the projects, following the Communication manual of EEA Grants. She emphasized that the results obtained by common work of the project partners should be patented and implemented in the industry.

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During 14th and 15th of November 2016, all project partners participated at the 5th Technical Meeting, organized by Partner 4, USAMVB Bucharest. The agenda comprised three sections: WP3 - Development of active food packaging, covering the current status of the work in Task 3.1, Task 3.2, Task 3.3, Task 3.4 and Task 3.5; Action plan for WP 4; Dissemination activities and some aspects regarding administrative and financial management. Dr. Octaviana Marincaş, the ACTIBIOSAFE project officer from the Romanian contracting authority, ANCSI Bucharest, presented to all partners new opportunities for future collaboration in the SEE Program.

The partner leaders of the ACTIBIOSAFE project gave interviews about the aim and the role of each partner of the project, the results envisaged, as well as about the social impact of the project results to Ms. Corina Negrea, Chief Editor of the Science Department of Radio Romania Cultural. The interview was broadcast on radio on 10th of January, 2017.

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