Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Agriculture & Forestry

Commission proposed first research partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean Area to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production. Read more
From 28/09/2016 to 29/10/2016
A workshop, Digitising the Agri-Food sector, was held on 28 September, hosted by Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development. Digital technologies are one of the most important recent innovations in the agri-food chain. Read more
EU-funded researchers are investigating novel non-GMO approaches to stepping up stress-resistance in crops. The research could lead to increased yields for farmers and improve Europe's food security. Read more
Today, the European Commission announced an investment of €8.5 billion to be released during 2017 into research and innovation, following an update to the Work Programme of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme. Read more
Spanning seven years (2014 to 2020) and working with a budget of €77 billion, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation funding programme ever. Read more
Developing a long-term research and innovation strategy to address the challenges facing agriculture, rural communites and society at large began in June 2015 at the Milan Expo. Now the process has ended and the final paper is available to download. Read more
From 26/09/2016 to 27/09/2016
Incheba conference centre, Bratislava, Slovakia
ICT Proposers' day 2106 is a networking event promoting European ICT Research & Innovation and focusing on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17. Registration is now open for this event. 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

The Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation is holding a conference on "FUTURE of the FOREST" on 2 June 2016 in Brussels. Forest and forestry sector face many challenges. Climate variability, both naturally caused and anthropogenic, as well as modern land-use practices and stressors and industry demands create novel conditions never before experienced by ecosystems and relevant stakeholders.

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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