The management structure set for POnTE aims to ensure that effective methods for planning, communicating, dissemination and decision making are in place, that the project work is performed on schedule, that deliverables and reports are delivered on time and within the allocated budget, and that the project objectives and outcomes are achieved.

The formal bodies within the administrative structure of POnTE project are the General Assembly, the Management Board, the Scientific Coordination Team and Project Coordinator that coordinates the project on the everyday level. A Scientific Advisory Group with internationally acknowledged scientists, together with a Board of Stakeholders, will support and comment on research progress and results of dissemination within the project.

THE COORDINATOR

His primary role is to represent the intermediary between the European Commission (EC) and the Consortium as well as to be the promoter and supervisor of the overall technical and scientific progress of POnTE.

THE SCIENTIFIC COORDINATION TEAM

The Scientific Coordination Team is a management body chaired by the Project Coordinator, it is composed by the sub-coordinators in charge for the coordination of the research and dissemination activities related to the three pathosystems targeted by POnTE.

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THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The General Assembly is the decision-making body of the project. All project partners are seated in the General Assembly, chaired by the project coordinator. The General Assembly meets annually, unless the interest of the project may require intermediate meetings, to consider the reports of the Project Coordinator, the Scientific Coordination Team, accounts for the past financial year, and to decide upon changes to the Implementation Plan.

THE MANAGEMENT BOARD

The Management Board is the decision-implementing body of the project. Chaired by the coordinator, the Management Board is composed of the following persons (WP leaders), each of them holding both scientific excellence and strong experience in large collaborative research and development projects.

Each WP leader will be coadiuvated by two sub-coordinators with overall expertise covering the three pathosystems targeted by the Project.

WP1
WP2
WP3
WP4
WP5
WP6
WP7
WP8
WP9
WP10
WP11

The Advisory Group

The scientific advisory group consists of internationally acknowledged scientists and experts from outside the project. The main role of the Scientific Advisory Group is to provide the Project with points of view and advices coming from other scientific communities and areas interested in the outcomes of the project.

Board of Stakeholders

The board of stakeholders is appointed from international and national Plant Protection and quarantine services, from policy makers at the EU level, growers, producers and nurserymen organizations and will ensure that the Consortium takes into account the interests of the stakeholders and end-users and operates for the benefit of the EU growers and of the Plant Protection Services.

The Administrative Team

The Administrative Team, provided by CNR-IPSP, will be made up by the project coordinator assisted by the CNR administrative staff (4 personnel Units) and by a project administrator. The Administrative Team is in particular responsible for project administration, consolidation of the annual project reports, financial monitoring and partner assistance.