This meeting offers the opportunity to different stakeholders to collaborate and exchange opinions regarding the conservation, evaluation and utilization of Beta and Patellifolia germplasm, above all as regards the genetic resistances to biotic and abiotic stresses. The meeting will strengthen networking, facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and enhance the relationship among the participants as well as establish relationships between the PGR conservation and user community and the nature / species conservation community. The participation of representatives from breeding companies will be arranged as well, in order to find ways to fund innovative breeding research projects which will underpin the value of Beta CWR and genetic reserves. In addition, participants will present papers or posters on ongoing research projects. This will allow us to gather comprehensive information on genetic diversity, conservation and use of beet PGR in Europe and non-European countries.