The report of the September workshop on the sustainability of the EU's livestock production systems is now available. Livestock is increasingly criticised for its environmental impact. At the same time, it counts for very significant parts of human diet and many livestock production systems deliver valuable socio-economic and positive environmental outcomes. How can livestock systems be geared towards greater sustainability? The question is high on the agenda of both farmers and researchers. Read more
Researchers are increasingly encouraged to adopt systems approaches in their work on agriculture, food and non-food value chains. But what do we actually mean by systems approaches? Why do we think systems approaches could deliver better results? Read more
Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research or the Bioeconomy is of interest to you? Then participate in the European Commission's online public consultation. Every citizen, organisation and public authority can have their say and contribute. The consultation is open from 6 June until 28 August. Read more
Following EFSA's bee task force work to identify cross-cutting issues, gaps in knowledge, research needs, and provide recommendations for the environmental risk assessment of multiple stressors on bees; an EU Scientific workshop on bee health and pollination was organised on 10/03/2016 to support the identification of areas for possible research under Horizon 2020. Read more
Registration is now open for the Info Week on Societal Challenge 2 Calls 2017,which will take place on 27-29 June 2016 in Brussels. Registration will close on 10th June, or earlier if the maximum capacity is reached before the closing date. Read more
Interesting data is available about the results of ongoing PCPs funded by FP7. Data shows first impacts on opening the market for new players, creating cross-border growth opportunities for companies, bringing research results to the market and contribution to growth and job creation in Europe. Read more
H2020 provides 130M euro funding for innovation procurements in 2016-17 across several areas: Research Infrastructures, ICT, Health, Security, Energy, Transport, Space and Climate Change/Environment.
Get ready to submit your proposal to the next call: the "open" PCP call (deadline 12 April 2016). It finances 90% of the coordination and procurements costs for pre-commercial procurements (PCP) in "any" domain of public interest that requires ICT based solutions.
The European Commission has opened a public consultation on a new research and innovation initiative for sustainable food production and improved water management in the Mediterranean area. PRIMA, the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area, will involve both EU and non-EU Mediterranean states. It will reinforce international cooperation in research and innovation to address the food and water-related challenges that are critical to the region's sustainable development. Read more
The European Commission today opened a public consultation on a new research and innovation initiative for sustainable food production and improved water management in the Mediterranean area. Read more