In December 2016, CORE Organic Cofund consortium, including 26 partners from 19 countries, launched the new call supporting the European transnational organic research. The selected project proposals are distributed across four thematic areas agreed on the level of consortium: Plant production systems, animal feed, livestock systems and organic food processing.
The planned project activities began in Spring 2018 and are implemented over the next three years.
A Brokerage Event for the CORE Organic Call took place 7 December 2016 in connection to the Organic Innovation Days of TP Organics. The event was organised by TP Organics, and around 60 people attended the meeting. At the event, the call content and the application procedure was explained by the project- and call managers from CORE Organic. The presentations are available HERE
The participants were introduced to CORE Organic and the call, and could ask questions to the call manager Katerina Kotzia and the CORE Organic manager Ivana Trkulja. Current project coordinators shared their experiences with the participants; two took part in the meeting and two were interviewed on forehand. A matchmaking event was mediated by TP Organics - first with speed dating to enable all participants in each thematic research area to meet each other shortly, and select candidates for discussion of potential collaboration in more details. Very intense discussions took place, which hopefully will result in applications.