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Connecting COnsumers and producers to REbalance farmers’ position through AmbassaDOrs trainings

Objective

COCOREADO is a project designed to rebalance the position of the farmer as an individual actor, as a key player in innovative food supply chains and as a supplier for public procurement. Based on the multi-actor approach and a deep understanding of agricultural knowledge and innovation systems (AKIS), the project applies a three-fold approach to maximize impact, relying on ambassadorship, good practices, and a focus on youth. COCOREADO will foster opportunities for young people in rural areas to co-create innovative solutions that overcome current hurdles for farmers and respond to consumer needs, while simultaneously improving the conditions for sustainable public procurement of local and seasonal food. The consortium connects key youth actors including young farmers, college youth, youth movements in an environment that offers support and encouragement to undertake action. A key tool for creating such environment is the COCOREADO Ambassador Training Program. Furthermore, the project involves both academic and close-to-farmers partners across Europe, recognising regional differences and barriers in terms of replicability of good practices and regional opportunities in terms of solutions. Active youth engagement in co-creating solutions remains at the core of the well balanced consortium including three EU-level youth organisations, and is embedded within COCOREADO’s methodologies, thus ensuring that innovative supply chains remain future-proof.

COCOREADO starts with the collection of innovative initiatives that enhance the position of the farmers and improve their connection with consumers. Good practices will be assessed for their replicability and translated into educational materials. Furthermore, user-friendly decision support tools with high potential will be made accessible. Communication and dissemination of good practices and tools will focus on farmers, rural communities, policy makers, actors in the food chain such as chefs and local food processors.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 524 500

Participants (12)

LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSULAI, CONSULTORIA AGROINDUSTRIAL LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 186 000
Address
Rua Fernando Namora Nº 28 1 Esq
7800-502 Beja
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIOLOGY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 116 750
Address
Ul. Moskovska 13 A
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 341 625
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NODIBINAJUMS BALTIC STUDIES CENTRE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 328 875
Address
Kokneses Prospekts 26-2
1014 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 345 000
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 161 250
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSEIL EUROPEEN DES JEUNES AGRICULTEURS AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 148 750
Address
67 Rue De La Loi
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
MOUVEMENT INTERNATIONAL DE LA JEUNESSE AGRICOLE ET CATHOLIQUE - EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 71 750
Address
Rue Joseph Coosmans 53
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
INSTITUTO NAVARRO DE TECNOLOGIAS E INFRAESTRUCTURAS AGROALIMENTARIAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 216 375
Address
Avenida Serapio Huici 22 Villava
31610 Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INICIATIVAS INNOVADORAS SAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 195 250
Address
Calle Zabalgaina 3/1 Oficinas 4 Y 5
31180 Zizur Mayor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RURAL YOUTH EUROPE EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 163 125
Address
Auf Der Weide 14
58840 Plettenberg
Activity type
Other