CORE Organic Cofund launches third research Call on ‘Organic farming systems for improved mixed plant and animal production

The EU has adopted ambitions targets to increase organic production as part of the European Green Deal indicated in the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies under the objective of 25% of the EU’s agricultural land under organic farming by 2030. This high target entails specific knowledge and research needs that can be sustained through new and innovative solutions from the organic sector

CORE Organic Cofund launches third transnational call for research project proposals based on national funds from participating countries. The CORE Organic consortium consists of 13 partners from 13 countries, which have committed budget of ca. 5 million €. 

The new CORE Organic Cofund research call on ‘Organic farming systems for improved mixed plant and animal production‘ addresses the following three sub-topics:

  • Sub-topic 1: Robust and resilient mixed animal farming systems
  • Sub-topic 2: Support for robust and resilient crop production systems
  • Sub-topic 3: Eco-efficient production and use of animal feed at local level

The call follows a 1-step competitive selection procedure and closing date for submission of full proposals is planned for 8 March 2021, 11 am CET via

More information about the Third Call 2021 was provided during the CORE Organic Webinar on 19 January 2021, 10.00-11.30 am CET. 

Here is link to the recording of the webinar

FAQ: Here is link to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


The CORE Organic Third Call Announcement including the National Regulations is available here.

The link for CORE Organic Cofund Submission web-site and a Partnering forum for applicants is available here:

Editor: Karin Ullven / Design: Christine Dilling   

CORE Organic Cofund is an ERA-NET funded by the European Commission´s
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Contract No. 727495.