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From niche to mainstream - alternative proteins for everybody and everywhere

Objective

The interest of Europeans in alternative proteins is becoming clear and this trend is the perfect ground for the dietary shift towards sustainable and healthy nutrition and food systems, in line with the ambitions of the EU Green Deal, Farm to Fork strategy and EU’s climate goals. Yet, this interest is not reflected in the European dietary patterns, as alternative proteins are mainly consumed by early adopters, while the majority is less receptive towards alternatives or have limited possibilities to integrate them in the diets. This gap between interest and consumption is due to obstacles in the food environments such as product limited offering, suboptimal product taste, isolated product placement in shops or menus etc. Without overcoming these obstacles, alternative proteins will remain a niche.
LIKE-A-PRO aims at mainstreaming alternative proteins, making them accessible, available, and acceptable to everybody (from children to elderly, vulnerable groups) and everywhere (across Europe, in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas). To achieve this, key representatives along the entire alternative protein value chain (growers, producers, cooks, retailers, consumers, researchers) will work together in a trans-disciplinary consortium.
To improve European food environments towards fostering alternative protein consumption, practical solutions will be co-designed with citizens. This social innovation will take place in 11 living labs and in 4 real life food environments. For a diversified alternative protein offering, 16 new alternative protein products will be developed with 7 sustainable, healthy, and novel sources. To secure result deployment, the project will actively involve middle food system actors (+35,000 companies) – via co-creation and capacity building. For a maximised impact, innovative communication campaigns will be launched in 6 countries, reaching 8 M citizens in 4 years.

Coordinator

ASOCIACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION DESARROLLO E INNOVACION DEL SECTOR AGROALIMENTARIO - AIDISA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 188 375,00
Address
Carretera Nacional 120 Km 22.8
26315 Aleson La Rioja
Spain

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Region
Noreste La Rioja La Rioja
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 188 375,00

Participants (41)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 496 975,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 496 975,00
YNSECT NL R & D BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 499 953,13
Address
Harderwijkerweg 141b
3852 AB Ermelo

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 499 953,13
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

YNSECT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 102 626,13
Address
1 Rue Pierre Fontaine
91058 Evry

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 102 626,13
MOREFORSKING AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 978 201,25
Address
Borgundvegen 340
6009 Alesund

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Norge Vestlandet Møre og Romsdal
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 978 201,25
RIMFROST AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 113 330,00
Address
Fosnavag Brygge
6090 Fosnavag

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Møre og Romsdal
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 113 330,00
CALIDRIS BIO
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 515 749,50
Address
Olieweg 95
2020 Antwerpen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 515 749,50
ASOCIACION PROFESIONAL DE PRODUCTORES DE SUSTRATOS Y HONGOS DE LA RIOJA NAVARRA Y ARAGON
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 266 750,00
Address
Carretera Calahorra Km 4
26560 Autol

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste La Rioja La Rioja
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 266 750,00
KINOKO - TECH LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 288 373,75
Address
19 Horowitz St.
7637646 Rehovot

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 288 373,75
CELABOR SCRL
Belgium
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€ 531 580,00
Address
Avenue Du Parc 38 Zoning De Petit Rechain
4650 Herve Chaineux

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région wallonne Prov. Liège Arr. Verviers — communes francophones
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 531 580,00
BIOZOON GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 316 050,00
Address
Nansenstr. 8
27572 Bremerhaven

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bremen Bremen Bremerhaven, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 316 050,00
REVO FOODS GMBH
Austria
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€ 211 330,00
Address
Neudeggergasse 13
1080 Wien

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Wien Wien
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 211 330,00
FLOWFOOD AS
Norway
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€ 386 550,50
Address
Hornebergvegen 9
7038 Trondheim

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 386 550,50
CARNES DE TERUEL SA
Spain
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€ 162 050,00
Address
Poligono Industrial La Paz Calle Lisboa Sn
44195 Teruel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste Aragón Teruel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 162 050,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

NATURUEL SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 20 190,63
Address
Calle Los Enebros 74 Planta 2
44002 Teruel

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Noreste Aragón Teruel
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€ 20 190,63
COLLABORATING CENTRE ON SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION GGMBH
Germany
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€ 809 937,50
Address
Hagenauer Strasse 30
42107 Wuppertal

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Wuppertal, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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€ 809 937,50
SWPS UNIWERSYTET HUMANISTYCZNOSPOLECZNY
Poland
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€ 373 257,50
Address
Ul. Chodakowska 19/31
03 815 Warszawa

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Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 373 257,50
AMERIKANIKO KOLLEGIO ELLADOS, KENTRO EREVNAS
Greece
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€ 360 062,50
Address
Gravias 6
15342 Agia Paraskevi

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Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Research Organisations
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€ 360 062,50
ITC - INOVACIJSKO TEHNOLOSKI GROZD MURSKA SOBOTA
Slovenia
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€ 157 750,00
Address
Lendavska Ulica 5a
9000 Murska Sobota

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Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Pomurska
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€ 157 750,00
ZEYTINCE EKOLOJIK YASAMI DESTEKLEMEDERNEGI
Türkiye
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€ 75 750,00
Address
858 Sokak 9/103
35250 Izmir

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Ege İzmir İzmir
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€ 75 750,00
DEMOS RESEARCH INSTITUTE OY
Finland
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€ 396 760,00
Address
Mechelininkatu 3d
00100 Helsinki

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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€ 396 760,00
FOODLAB PROEF
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 107 854,25
Address
Ruspoel 50
9820 Merelbeke

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
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€ 107 854,25
BASQUE CULINARY CENTER FUNDAZIOA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 163 125,00
Address
Paseo De Juan Avelino Barriola 101
20009 Donostia San Sebastian

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 163 125,00
Stichting Food Valley
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 324 250,00
Address
Bronland 10 F
6708 WH Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
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Other
Other funding
€ 324 250,00
FBCD AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 551 775,00
Address
Niels Pedersens Alle 2
8830 Tjele

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Midtjylland Vestjylland
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 551 775,00
SPREAD EUROPEAN SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY GEIE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 32 062,50
Address
Viale Pasteur 10
00144 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Other
Other funding
€ 32 062,50
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Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES INDUSTRIES ALIMENTAIRES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 28 438,00
Address
9 Bd Malesherbes
75008 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Other
Other funding
€ 28 438,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SYNDESMOS ELLINIKON VIOMICHANION TROFIMON SOMATEIO
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 33 125,00
Address
Kifissias Avenue 340, Neo Psychiko
154 51 Athens

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Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 33 125,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

LEBENSMITTELVERSUCHSANSTALT
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 33 125,00
Address
Zaunergasse 1 3
1030 Wien

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 33 125,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

GOSPODARSKA ZBORNICA SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 33 125,00
Address
Dimiceva Ulica 13
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 33 125,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

FEDERACAO DAS INDUSTRIAS PORTUGUESAS AGRO-ALIMENTARES
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 33 125,00
Address
Rua Da Junqueira Edificio Rosa 39-1
1300 307 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 33 125,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

POTRAVINARSKA KOMORA CESKE REPUBLIKY
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 33 125,00
Address
Pocernicka 96
108 03 Praha 10

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 33 125,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA DELL INDUSTRIAALIMENTARE ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 59 625,00
Other funding
€ 59 625,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

FEDERACION ESPANOLA DE INDUSTRIAS DE LA ALIMENTACION Y BEBIDAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 40 625,00
Address
Calle Velazquez 64 3 Planta
28001 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 40 625,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

TUERKIYE SUET ET GIDA SANAYICILERI VE UERETICILERI BIRLIGI DERNEGI
Türkiye
Net EU contribution
€ 33 125,00
Address
Mustafa Kemal Mahallesi 2125 Sok A Blok 6/8
06510 Ankara

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Region
Batı Anadolu Ankara Ankara
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 33 125,00
EURIZON SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 265 483,75
Address
Calle Antonio Lopez 249 1 Local E2
28041 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 265 483,75
GREEN FOOD LAB B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 593 323,50
Address
Entrepotdok 57a
1018 AD Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 593 323,50
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 490 869,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 490 869,00
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 393 588,75
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Vizcaya, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 393 588,75
ALIMENTOS SANYGRAN SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 199 062,50
Address
Pg Munic De Tudela Vial B 27 Tudela
31500 Navarra

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Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 199 062,50
SAFE FOOD ADVOCACY EUROPE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 185 825,00
Address
Rue Du Taciturne 50
1000 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 185 825,00
21 MARKETS B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 113 400,00
Address
Haarlemmerplein 2
1013 HS Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 113 400,00