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CIBE delegates meet to collect and exchange information, present and discuss problems and to draw up common positions. The working languages are: English, French, German and Polish.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA)
The GA is chaired by the President of CIBE: Eric LAINE (FR). The GA is composed of members and is held each year. Each member country has voting rights. It votes on the budgets and the major policy decisions.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BOD)
The BOD is chaired by the President of CIBE: Eric LAINE (FR). The BOD is made up of representative from CIBE countries and manages the work done by each Committee. The Board meets 2-3 times a year.
The Presidium debates and guides the main issues relating to management and policy definition. Members of the Presidium are elected for two years, renewable. The CIBE Presidium consists of:
President: Eric LAINÉ (FR)
First Vice-President: Ernst KARPFINGER (AT)
Vice-Presidents: Dirk de LUGT (NL), Krzysztof NYKIEL (PL), Bernhard CONZEN (DE), Marcel JEHAES (BE), Jørn DALBY (DK), Michael SLY (UK)
The Chair of the TRCC (Technical and Reception Control Committee) is Fredrik LARSSON (SE). The Vice-Chair is Krzysztof NYKIEL (PL) and the Secretary is Pascale TYCHON (BE). Topics discussed by the TRCC include:
Agronomic issues concerning sugar beet growing,
Technical and economic issues linked to the harvest, transport and beet reception,
Environmental issues and the monitoring of the regulatory frameworks for plant protection product,
The emergence of non-food and energy uses for beet and its co-products.
It meets once a year (except during Congress years).