Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, maritime and martime inland water research and bio-economy

Workshop systems approaches I
04/01/2017
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
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22/12/2016
What if the secret of youth lies under the sea? Marine biodiversity is rich in sources for medicine and cosmetic science, as Spanish researchers are discovering on the Mediterranean coast. Read more
17/01/2017
What’s your action plan? If you are planning to run the marathon or just go for a walk, chances are that your approach is completely different. We want to give you some ideas on how to increase your outreach and learn from successful EU-funded projects. Read more
From 14/09/2016 to 15/09/2016
Brussels, Belgium
Livestock is increasingly criticized for its environmental impacts. At the same time, it counts for very significant parts of human diets 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. EC invited experts to discuss how embedding systems approaches in research could help. Read more
From 28/09/2016 to 29/09/2016
Brussels, Belgium
A workshop, Digitising the Agri-Food sector, was held on 28 and 29 September, hosted by Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development. Read more
04/10/2016
The European Union and South Africa are strengthening their scientific collaboration in order to better understand and protect marine ecosystems and the link between oceans and climate. Read more
11/08/2016
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
19/07/2016
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
13/07/2016
Brussels

From 16 February to 29 April 2016, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation ran a call for ideas to gather stakeholders' views on disruptive, market-creating innovation, gaps in the current innovation support landscape, and the potential remit of a European Innovation Council (EIC). A total of 1022 replies and 183 supporting documents and position papers were received.

We would like to invite you to a workshop to discuss the results of the call

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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

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