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Coordination of national research programmes in Agri-Food and biotechnology - Joining forces of ERA-Net Cofunds, EJP and self sustained initiatives

Project description

Transnational cooperation in the agrifood and biotechnology sectors

The EU ERA-Net Cofunds has been successful in transnational cooperation among national research programmes in the areas of agrifood and biotechnology. The EU-funded Green ERA-Hub project will build on previous achievements by increasing cross-sector collaborations between agrifood and biotechnology ERA-Nets through joint transnational funding of collaborative research projects, will valorise and implement joined activities supporting the market, and will identify research and innovation priorities. The project will contribute to the planning and implementation of the new Horizon Europe Partnerships and Missions towards the strategic Sustainable Development Goals, such as zero hunger, industry innovation and infrastructure, responsible consumption and production, life on land, the Farm to Fork Strategy, and the EU’s Green Deal.


The Green ERA-Hub (GEH) represents 15 currently active EU ERA-Net Cofunds and self-sustained initiatives in the field of Agri-food and biotechnology. Together with already ended predecessor initiatives, they represent 29 co-ordination actions in which more than 1100 Mio Euro funding has been mobilised via 89 transnational calls.
The ERA-Net scheme is a success model for transnational co-operation of national research programmes. The partners consider GEH an ideal measure to continue and extend this fruitful co-operation. The aims of GEH are to:

- continue to build on previous achievements and further enhance cross-sector collaborations between Agri-food and biotechnology ERA-Nets, through joint transnational funding of collaborative research projects
- valorise and implement joint activities supporting the market, regulatory or societal uptake of results after the end of individual ERA-Nets
- identify common research and innovation priorities, agreed upon by the participating national programmes, and address them via new joint calls
- preserve best practice and managerial competences
- contribute to the planning and complement the implementation of the new HEU Partnerships and Missions
- broaden the actions and impact of initiatives towards stakeholders and in terms of geographical coverage
- contribute to achieve the strategic goals of the SDGs, in particular zero hunger, industry innovation and infrastructure, responsible consumption and production, life on land, partnership for the goals, the farm2fork strategy and EU's Green Deal.

GEH will provide clear perspectives for ERA-Net (Cofunds), national research funders and researchers in the Agri-food and biotechnology sector to find dedicated support at the level of information, communication, co-operation, networking and joint transnational funding that best fits their needs. In turn, GEH will contribute to maintaining and strengthening EU's highly competitive position in Agri-food and biotechnology research.


Net EU contribution
€ 675 687,00
52428 Julich

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Düren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 916 497,50

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Partners (1)