Update: joint call 'towards sustainable and organic food systems' now open
The ERA-NETs SUSFOOD2 and CORE Organic Cofund have launched a joint call for transnational research on sustainable and organic food systems. The call was initiated under the premise that attaining future secure food and nutrition supply will require a transition from the current linear food production to sustainable, cyclical oriented systems on land and sea. Such systems also need to respond to consumers demand for a diverse, healthy, safe and attractive diet. Research proposals must create added value for sustainable and organic food systems in line with the objectives of both ERA-NETs. Applicants are encouraged to follow a multi-actor, multi-disciplinary and system approach in context of the call topics:
- Topic 1: Resource-efficient, circular and zero-waste food systems
- Topic 2: Diversity in food from field to plate
- Topic 3: Mild food processing
- Topic 4: Sustainable and smart packaging
The two ERA-NETs have built a network with 22 funding bodies from 18 countries/regions that are committing over EUR 10 million to this call. Applicants from countries not participating in this call are welcome to be a partners in a research consortium on their own costs. The closing date for submission of pre-proposals is November 4th. Closing date of full proposals is March 27th 2020.
The call will be implemented using an online submission tool. It consists of a platform, where applicants can find all information necessary for the preparation and submission of proposals. In addition, a partnering tool is attached to the submission platform, where project partnerships can be offered or searched for.