CORE Organic Plus Call

In 2013 CORE Organic Plus launched a transnational joint call for research project proposals based on funds from participating countries and an additional top‐up funding by the European Commission within the following thematic research areas:

  • Crop: Plant/Soil interaction in organic crop production
  • Functional biodiversity to improve management of diseases, weeds and pests
  • Livestock health management system including breeding 
  • Ensuring quality and safety of organic food along the processing chain

Eleven European research projects were selected for funding by the 22 CORE Organic Plus funding bodies at a meeting in Stockholm on 2 October 2014.  
The selected projects received 11.3 million euro each. The research projects started in early spring 2015 - please see below. 

List of projects funded by CORE Organic Plus funding bodies, with cofunds from the European Commission

FertilCropFertility building management measures in organic cropping systems
Coordinator: Andreas Fliessbach (CH)

Countries involved: PL, CH, IT, DE, FR, DK, SI, EE, SE, LT, ES, NL & NO

ReSolVe: Restoring optimal Soil functionality in degraded areas within organic Vineyards
Coordinator: Edoardo Costantini (IT)

Countries involved: IT, FR, TR, SE, ES & SI

SoilVeg: Improving soil conservation and resource use in organic cropping systems for vegetable production through introduction and management of Agro-ecological Service Crops (ASC)
Coordinator: Stefano Canali (IT)
Countries involved: IT, SI, DK, ES, EE, BE, FR & LV

PRODIVA: Crop diversification and weeds
Coordinator: Bo Melander (DK)

Countries involved: DK, FI, LV, PL, SE & DE

ECOORCHARD: Innovative design and management to boost functional biodiversity of organic orchards
Coordinator: Lene Sigsgaard (DK)

Countries involved: DK, FR, CH, SE, IT, DE, BE, PL & LV

PrOPara: Tackling the parasitological challenges in organic ruminant farming practices
Coordinator: Spiridoula Athanasiadou (UK)

Countries involved: GB, SE, DK, CH, DE, NL, FR &LT

2-ORG-COWS: Towards preventive health management in native dual-purpose cattle adapted to organic pasture based production systems via novel breeding strategies based on novel trait recording
Coordinator: Sven König (DE)

Countries involved: DE, BE, PL, SI, NL, CH, FR & TR

ORGANICDAIRYHEALTH: Improving animal health and welfare in organic cattle milk production through breeding and management

Coordinator: Jan Tind Sorensen (DK)

Countries involved: DK, AT, SE, CH, DE, PL & LT

EcoBerries: Innovative and eco-sustainable processing and packaging for safe, high quality and healthy organic berry products
Coordinaor: Marie Alminger (SE)

Countries involved: SE, NO, IT, RO, FI, FR & TR

SusOrganic: Development of quality standards and optimised processing methods for organic produce
Coordinator: Oliver Hensel (DE)

Countries involved: DE, NO, SE, RO & IT

FaVOR-DeNonDe: Drying, Juices and Jams of Organic Fruit and Vegetables: what happens to Desired and Non-Desired compounds?
Coordinator: Roberto Lo Scalzo (IT)

Countries involved: IT, EE, NO, DK & DE