project structure represented in the figure below shows that each work
package addresses one objective. However, there is a clear linkage
between the objectives and thus, between the work packages.
To reach the overall goal and objectives of the project and to ensure an efficient and welltimed implementation, the work for the proposed ECROPOLIS project has been divided into 6 work packages, 5 RTD-work packages (WP1-5), one dissemination and training work package (WP6), and one management cluster (WP0). Based on the framework developed in WP1 to synthesis the available material on sensory characteristics of, the regulatory impact on as well as of consumer attitudes towards organic foods, the sensory profiling will be elaborated in WP3 and the qualitative and quantitative consumer research carried out in close relationship in WP4. The OSIS database will be prepared early in the project (WP2) to provide a platform for continuous implementation of research data from WP3 and WP4. WP5 then draws recommendations for and allows interaction with all stakeholder groups in order to inform about the synthesis work among sensory profiles with standard requirements and consumer research. At that stage of the project WP2 activities provide further conceptual input how to spread product information and how to maintain the data exchange to nationally available product databases. WP6 comprises the involvement of dissemination of project results to important stakeholders and the public as well as training activities for sales staff as well as retailers/wholesalers.