Joint Call Announcement: “Towards Sustainable and Organic Food Systems”

The ERA-NETs SUSFOOD2 and CORE Organic Cofund launch a Joint Call for transnational research within the area of sustainable food systems.

Closing date 4 November

This joint call was initiated under the premise that attaining secure food and nutrition supply in the future will require a transition from current linear food production, to sustainable, cyclical oriented systems (on land and sea) that also respond to consumers demand for a diverse, healthy, safe and attractive diet. The two ERA-NETs have built a network with 22 funding bodies from 18 countries/regions that are committing 10.585.000 € for the call.

The proposals must create an added value for sustainable and organic food systems in line with the objectives of both ERA-NETs. The applicants are encouraged to follow 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 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 following this link:

See the updated call announcement

Webinar 20 September

On the 20th of September 2019, a webinar for interested applicants is organised, which gives an overview about all relevant aspects of the call (i.e. topics, conditions, requirements, proposal submission, evaluation, etc.) and provides time to answer open questions. More detailed information will be released directly on the submission tool website (link above).

Closing date for submission of pre-proposals: 4 November 2019 – 3 p.m. CET

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