Tuesday, 8 February, 2022 to Thursday, 10 March, 2022
The current Horizon Europe programme offers many opportunities for Operational Groups (OGs). A number of topics aim to connect farmers and advisors across Europe to foster systematic and regular exchanges on practice-oriented knowledge and innovation. More info on all the calls here.
Deadlines for submissions: 10 March 2022, 17:00 hrs Brussels time.
This specific topic: Developing EU advisory networks on water use
Connecting advisors specialised in water issues and with hands-on experience across Europe for sustainable approaches (economic, environmental and social).
Increasing farmers’ viability and help reduction of water pollution and use.
Developing supporting services and sharing of materials to facilitate the upscaling of prevention of water shortage and pollution.
Interacting with policy makers on institutional barriers to practical water issues (bottlenecks, lock-ins, ambitious regulations).
Connect advisors having a broad and close network of farmers across the EU. Focus on cost- benefit elements and financial quick-wins, taking into account local conditions.
Integrate the advisors of the EU network on water use into the Member States’ AKIS as much as possible, e.g. for one-to one advice, as innovation brokers for EIP Operational Groups on innovative water use solutions, for hands-on training, for national thematic networks etc.
Document and share good examples, explore open use and open source digital tools. Deliver the material to the EIP-AGRI and to local channels most used by farmers. Provide back-office support to generalist advisors.
Cover all EU Member States and explore cooperative upscaling of the advisors’ networks' activities on water use at the level of a few MS. See if common tools can increase implementation of the learnings from the project.
Build on the outcomes of EIP-AGRI Focus Group on water, EIP-AGRI workshop and on the H2020 Thematic network to improve water management, etc.
For this topic, projects can receive up to EUR 4 million for a project that lasts at least 3 years.