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Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries

Holbergsgade 2
DK-1057 Copenhagen K
tel +45 33 92 33 01

The Ministry's main task is to make sure that food is produced in a safe and sustainable way, and that the food sector is development oriented. The Ministry deals with EU agriculture and fisheries policy- policy formulation and administration of various EU subsidy schemes.

Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries,
The Directorate for Food, Fisheries and Agri Business (DFFAB)

Nyropsgade 30,
DK-1780 Copenhagen V.
Tel. +45 3395 8000

The Directorate for Food, Fisheries and Agri Business supports development and production in the entire food industry and contributes to the formation of policies of The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.

The main objective of The Directorate for Food, Fisheries and Agri Business (Direktoratet for FødevareErhverv) is to carry out the industrial policy of the ministry.

The directorate co-ordinates the research and development activities under the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.

Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences

Blichers Allé
Postbox 50
8830 Tjele
Tel. +45 8999 1900

The Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (DIAS) is a public sector research institution under the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. DIAS thus has the most modern laboratories and experimental facilities, including barns, greenhouses, and semi-field facilities. To this may be added an area of approx. 1300 hectares for research, experiments, and feed production. DIAS has approx. 1,000 employees, of this approx. 375 scientists, distributed on the different centres and localities.

Danish Institute for Fisheries Research

Jægersborgvej 64-66
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Tel. +45 33 96 33 00

Danish Institute for Fisheries Research (DIFRES) is a research institution under the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.
DIFRES performs fisheries research in order to advice the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, public authorities, international organisations, the industry and trade of fisheries and other organisations.

Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs

Stormgade 2-6
DK-1470 Copenhagen K.
Tel. +45 339951310
Web-site (only in Danish)

Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research (DFVF)

Bülowsvej 27
DK-1790 Copenhagen V
Tel. +45 72 34 60 00
Fax +45 72 34 60 01

The Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research (DFVF) does research from table to stable. The DFVF is a Governmental research institute under the Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs.

Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation

Bredgade 43
DK-1260 Copenhagen K
Tel +45 3392 9700
Fax +45 3332 3501

The object of the Ministry is to promote the interaction of trade and industry, centres of research and education and to strengthen coordination in pursuance of industry and research policy.

Danish Research Agency

Artillerivej 88
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Tel.: +45 3544 6200
FAX: +45 3544 6201

The Danish Research Agency is the secretariat of the Danish Research Counselling System: The Danish Council for Strategic Research, The Danish Councils for Independent Research, The Danish Research Coordination Committee and The Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty.

The Danish Council for Research Policy

Bredgade 43
DK-1260 Copenhagen K
Tel +45 3392 9700
Fax +45 3332 3501

The tasks of the Danish Council for Research Policy include:
overall advice on Danish and international research.

The Danish National Research Foundation

Holbergsgade 14, 1.
DK-1057 Copenhagen K
tel: +45 33 18 19 50
fax: +45 33 15 06 26

The Danish National Research Foundation is committed to funding unique research within the basic sciences, life sciences, technical sciences, social sciences and the humanities.

Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation

Holbergsgade 4,3.
DK-1057 Copenhagen K.
Tel. +45 33637280
Fax. +45 33637287

The general objective of the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation is to enhance growth and strengthen employment by supporting strategic and advanced echnological priorities within the fields of research and innovation. Furthermore, the foundation shall make a special effort to promote research and innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises.

The Centre for Advanced Food Studies (LMC)

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Søltofts Plads, Bygning 221
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Tel +45 45 25 26 00

LMC addresses the major issues for health, safety, quality and welfare by conducting innovative research across the food chain from fork to farm, integrating the most advanced analytical “omics” techniques and nano science and economical and sociological sciences. A strong record of investment in state-of-the-art research facilities and constellation of these facilities and the interdisciplinary capabilities within LMC combine to make the centre unique. Major scientific focuses can be seen from the strategy and from the focus of each research group

The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL)

Bülowsvej 17,
1870 Frederiksberg C
Tel +45 35 28 28 28

The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL) was founded in 1856. KVL is the only Danish university specialising in the agricultural and veterinarian area and the only place where veterinarians, agronomists, horticulturists and MSc’s in forestry and agricultural economists are educated. KVL is also one of the few universities in Denmark where MSc’s in food science and technology are educated. Research, both basic and applied, is carried out at KVL within natural science, veterinary medicine, domestic animals, environment, agriculture, plant culture, landscape architecture, organic farming, forestry, food and human nutrition.

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Anker Engelundsvej 1
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Tel +45 45 25 25 25

DTU is a self-governing university that covers most engineering disciplines and educates engineers at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.

The University has approximately 900 researchers, 6,000 students, 600 PhD students and 400 international students a year in English-language programmes.
With activities in, among other areas, biotechnology, communications technology and nanotechnology, DTU has a high international standard within the technical-natural sciences.

Institute of Food and Resource Economics

Rolighedsvej 25
1958 Frederiksberg C
Phone: (+45) 3528 6800
Fax: (+45) 3528 6801

The Institute was established in a merger between the former sector research institute, Danish Institute of Food Economics, under the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and relevant units at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, i.e. Unit of Economics, Unit of Learning and Interdisciplinary Methods and Unit of Bioethics and Risk Assessment.

Risø National Laboratory

Frederiksborgvej 399
P.O. 49
4000 Roskilde
Tel + 45 46 77 46 77

Risø National Laboratory carries out research in science and technology, providing Danish society new opportunities for technological development. The research creates new opportunities for Danish industry. It contributes to the development of environmentally acceptable methods for agricultural and industrial production as well as for the generation of the energy necessary for modern society.

University of Copenhagen

University of Southern Denmark

University of Aarhus

Roskilde Universitetscenter

Ministry of the Environment

Højbro Plads 4
DK-1200 Copenhagen K
Tlf: 45 33 92 76 00  

The Ministry of the Environment is in charge of administrative and research tasks in the area of environmental protection and planning. In Denmark the administration at state level is managed by the Ministry of the Environment. At regional and local level, much of the administrative responsibility has been delegated to local governments in counties and municipalities

National Environmental Research Institute (NERI)

Frederiksborgvej 399
Box 358
4000 Roskilde
Tel + 45 45 30 12 00

NERI is an independent research institute under the Danish Ministry of the Environment. NERI undertakes scientific consultancy work, monitoring of nature and the environment as well as applied and strategic research. NERI’s task is to establish a scientific foundation for environmental policy decisions.

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Ø. Voldgade 10
1350 Copenhagen K
Tel + 45 38 14 20 00

The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS, is a research and advisory institute in the Danish Ministry of the Environment. The survey also operates in the private sector.
GEUS' overall mission is to provide, to use, and to disseminate knowledge of geological materials, processes and relations that is important for the use and protection of geological resources in Denmark and Greenland. Part of this mission is to support administrative and legislative work in Danish Ministries and the Greenland Home Rule Authority, by providing state-of-the-art geoscientific knowledge of international standard.

The Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs

Slotsholmsgade 10-12
DK-1216 Copenhagen K
Tel (+45) 33 92 33 50
Fax: (+45) 33 12 37 78

The Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs seeks to improve the conditions for growth in Denmark. The Ministry conducts thorough economic analyses and suggests policy initiatives in areas imperative to economic growth. The Ministry is engaged with various international organisations enhancing international framework conditions for growth. In the European Union, the Ministry participates in the work of the councils for Competitiveness and Maritime Transport.

Danish Energy Authority

Amaliegade 44
1256 Copenhagen K
Tel: + 45 33 92 67 00

The Danish Energy Authority carries out tasks, nationally and internationally, in relation to the production, supply and consumption of energy. This means that the Authority is responsible for the whole chain of tasks linked to the production of energy and its transportation through pipelines to the stage where oil, natural gas, heat, electricity etc. are utilised for energy services by the consumer.

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The SCAR committee is supported by a Secretariat with staff from the Commission's Directorate-General for Research and staff made available to SCAR from Member States (‘virtual secretariat’). The Secretariat is in charge of the preparation and follow-up of forum meetings (e.g. coordination of the agenda, invitation, documents for the meeting, minutes) and provides assistance to the working groups.
Contact person: François Constantin.