CASEE - The ICA Regional Network for Central and South Eastern Europe
The Life Science Universities of Central and South Eastern Europe are the basis for sustainable, ecological and economic development of the region.

Registration to CASEE conference is now open

The CASEE Board and the University of Sarajevo (Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences) warmly invite and highly encourage all staff members and PhD students from CASEE universities to submit an abstract for an oral/poster presentation for the 10th CASEE Conference held under the main theme “The role of life science universities in redirecting land use from threat to guardian of ecosystem”

REGISTRATION OPEN! You can register to CASEE Conference via this link.

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Newsletter Registration

The CASEE network sends out a newsletter for members on a regular basis (approx. every month). You will receive information on news from the CASEE network, upcoming events, projects planned, funding possibilities, ...!

Please (re-)subscribe to the CASEE-Newsletter at the following link due to the new GDPR!

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Where does the Danube Region row to?

Two position papers have been recently elaborated in the context of the two pilot actions supported by Danube-INCO.NET project (a Coordination and Support action to address the EU Strategy for the Danube Region in the field of Research and Innovation):

"DANUBIONET position paper for the development of Bioeconomy in the Danube region", download it here.


"Bioeconomy for the Danube region", available here.

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Possibility of publishing

Possibility of publishing the papers form the 10th CASEE conference

The journal “Die Bodenkultur: Journal of Land Management, Food and Environment” has kindly offered the partnership to CASEE:

 Publishing Partnership of

Die Bodenkultur: Journal of Land Management, Food and Environment” and “CASEE - The ICA Regional Network for Central and South Eastern Europe”

for publishing Invited Papers based on presentations given at the 10th CASEE Conference in 2019 at the University of Sarajevo from 12 to 15 June 2019


“Die Bodenkultur: Journal of Land Management, Food and Environment” is an interdisciplinary forum dedicated to all aspects of research in the rural areas. The aim of the journal is to provide an international outlet for new results in all disciplines of land management, food, environment and related subjects.

The CASEE Board will invite authors of selected presentations from the CASEE conference to submit a manuscript to the journal Die Bodenkultur”. Papers will be marked as “Invited papers” with a reference to the CASEE Network and the 10th CASEE conference in Sarajevo on their title page.

Manuscripts must be full research papers and have to be prepared according to the standards of the journal (Instructions for authors can be found at the journal homepage: Manuscripts shall be submitted until 15 September 2019.

Papers can be written in English or in German. Title, abstract, keywords and tables and graphs captions have to be presented in both languages.

Assistance during the whole submission and revision process will be provided by the journals Managing Editor Reinhard Neugschwandtner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

There are also other journals where the participants in 10th CASEE conference are encouraged to submit their papers after their presentation at CAEEE conference. The review of the submitted papers is not in hands of the conference organizers or CASEE board but depends on the rules of the journals as indicated in the case of Die Bodenkultur. However, the participation in the conference increases the chances for the positive review process because the ideas are discussed before the submission.

In the past, the authors of the previous conferences addressed the journals like: 

Agronomy: Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy


Horticulture: Scientific Papers. Series B. Horticulture


Animal Science: Scientific Papers. Series D. Animal Science


Veterinary Medicine: Scientific works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine


Land Reclamation, Earth Observation&Surveying, Environmental Engineering: Scientific Papers. Series E. Land Reclamation, Earth Observation & Surveying, Environmental Engineering


Biotechnology: Scientific Bulletin "Biotechnology", Series F. Biotechnology


Management and Economics in Rural Areas: Scientific Papers Series G. Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development,


Die Bodenkultur


Scientia Agriculturae Bohemica


Agricultural Economics – Zemedelska ekonomika

Czech Journal of Food Sciences


Czech Journal of Animal Sciences


Plant Protection Sciences


Plant, Soil and Environment


Summer School 2019

CASEE and Danube AgriFood Master Programme invite you to participate in summer school organized by the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and focused on landscape change:

Landscape change in the modern age: from 19th century towards today's landscape

When:  July 1st - 14th 2019

Where: Prague, Czech Republic

Who can participate: students from all CASEE universities

Online application form

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  • Join a dynamic group of universities, ready to develop the region and themselves.
  • We offer a platform for exchange of students, researchers, teachers and the basis for a successful project development in the educational and research sector.
  • Regular conferences, workshops and lobbying activities add additional value to your membership.

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Group pictures CASEE Conference Nitra

Review CASEE conference 2017 - EFNet Session

During the 8th CASEE conference 2017 held at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in May 2017 different scientific workshops and sessions were offered. These sessions served for presenting the latest scientific results in order to promote research and educational activities, to further enhance one’s network and partnerships, to exchange ideas as well as promote scientific information interchange.

The so-called EFNet Session (Experimental Farm Network) was designed as a workshop on applied farming techniques. Take a look at the program of the upcoming 9th CASEE conference at USAMV Bucharest in June 2018 - EFNet will provide a workshop with latest news about their experimental stations. Focal points will be experiences with teaching at experimental farms, special methods of experiments at EF, new results of experiments at EF, presentation of different EF, special trainings for EFnet members.

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9th CASEE Conference - Session 1

Session 1: Modern agriculture and rural development


Prof. Dl Dr. Dr.h.c. mult. Martin H. Gerzabek, BOKU, Austria
Prof. univ.dr. Florin Stănică, USAMV, Romania

Nine oral presentation and ten posters comprised this lively, and well received session. Pia Euteneuer released an excellent talk about the decomposition of sclerotia in soil, the impact of season and specifically earthworms – a finding by chance during a flood event. Otilia Bobis elucidated concepts and strategies to improve leave and fruit quality of mulberries for silk worm breeding, a significant economically sound activity for rural areas. Lucia Pop explained the complete value chain for silk production in Romania and focussed specifically on the re-establishment of mulberry tree plantations and the subsequent sericultural and silk technology. Michael Pillei elaborated the concept of an university network within CASEE, dedicated to continuous education in rural areas, the Academia Danubiana. The life science universities have the duty within their “third mission” to support and organize continuous education to foster the development and livelihood in the Danube region. The innovative approach involves the local stakeholder/communities in the development of customized educational programs. Florina Deleanu focussed also on the strengthening of local communities by re-introducing ornamental vegetable gardening as means of improvements in economy and communication of local communities. Ana Butcaru presented two excellent papers concerning roses for petal production. She established a complete organic cultivation system for roses from soil pre-treatment using different crops to get rid of e.g. nematodes, planting, raising the plants, biological plant protection to harvest and even frost protection. Nutritional-wise, dried petals should be used instead of cooked products. Val Stoian presented results from N-leaching studies following excess mineral nitrogen application under different crops as modified by soil texture. The oral session ended with flowers – a paper presented by Ioana Crişan about Iris germanica and the use of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses in different cultivars. In-depth research focussed on water use efficiency – varying considerable between cultivars, making them more or less suitable for dryer regions.
Very well made posters complemented the oral session. The authors presented the posters during the poster viewing session. The contributions covered a variety of additional topics, from fig and peach propagation, mays resistance breeding against fusarium, homemade fungizides, apple storage, challenges of recovering the drainage system in the Moldova River watershed to agrotourism and food products for athletes.
Overall, the session provided a basket of interesting and excellently presented topics showing the diversity of concepts, strategies and challenges to develop the rural area by agricultural activities.


  1. Pia Euteneuer - Decomposition of sclerotia (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) under cover crops and soybeans (Glycine max)
  2. Otilia Bobis - Morus spp. for revigorating silkworm breeding in Romania and promoting health benefits of leaves and fruits
  3. Michael Pillei - Academia Danubiana - Customized Education for the Danube Region - New methods in knowledge transfer for regional development processes.
  4. Florina Deleanu - Positive aspects of an ornamental vegetable garden and its effects towards family and community sustainability
  5. Ana Butcaru - Some results on nutritional properties of organic rose petals and related processed products
  6. Ana Butcaru - Cultivation technology of organic roses for petal production
  7. Valentina Stoian - Agricultural soil textures and nitrogen leaching under fertilization conditions and soil biodiversity
  8. Lucia Pop - Sericulture industry in Romania. Analysis on current situation and future prospects of development
  9. Ioana Crișan - Leaf stomatal parameters of Iris germanica influenced by cultivar and arbuscular mycorrhizae inoculation in field conditions, RomaniaIoana Crișan - Leaf stomatal parameters of Iris germanica influenced by cultivar and arbuscular mycorrhizae inoculation in field conditions, Romania


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