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.

The submission tool is available through this link.  
More information, including call documents, is available on the SUSFOOD2 or CORE Organic website.

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