AGREEN Community of Practice

Community of practice (COP) is one of the most efficient approaches for networking and transnational knowledge-transfer in a particular area.

To that end the AGREEN Community of practice (AGREEN COP) was established for promoting and supporting the development of the climate-smart farming in the Black Sea Basin.

Community of practice What is this?

Community of practice (COP) is an approach to networking, transitional knowledge-transfer and learning referring to connecting a group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

The concept was introduced by social scientists Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger in the 1990s. Since then it has become one of the most efficient ways to exchange practices and expertise between people in the same area of interest.

A COP can evolve naturally because of the members’ common interest in a particular domain or area, or it can be created deliberately with the goal of gaining knowledge related to a specific field.

The members of a community of practice are usually either practitioners or experts in a common field of work.

The COP encourages the free flow of information between its members with the idea of exchanging knowledge, good practices, solve problems and create mutually beneficial opportunities in the specific field.


AGREEN Community of practice

AGREEN Community of practice is a group of professionals from the Black Sea region who share interest and expertise in developing all aspects of climate-smart agriculture in the Black Sea Basin (BSB).

The AGREEN Community was established by the AGREEN project partners and it unites individual researchers, practitioners, entrepreneurs and producers as well as their sectoral or business organizations representing their interest (such as: chambers, cooperatives, associations, etc.).

The AGREEN Community is represented in each project country by its national contact point. Such contact points are established in Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia and Greece and these are sustained by COP coordinators and Community members (experts, appointed by the project partners who were involved in the development of the key project outputs).

ACTIVITIES of the AGREEN Community of practice


Coordination of the transnational cooperation among the experts developing the project outputs


Promotion of the climate-smart agriculture at regional, national and international level


Research and development activities in the field of the climate-smart agriculture in the BSB


Elaboration of climate-smart crop models for the BSB


Support of the AGREENInternet platform for liaising and promotion of the producers engaged in conservation and sustainable agricultures in BSB


Elaboration and delivery of a training course “Entrepreneurship for Climate-smart Agriculture in the BSB"


AGREEN Community of practice
Contact Points

COP Code of Ethics