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Facing sustainability: new relationships between rural areas and agriculture in Europe

Objective

RURAGRI aims to improve coordination between on-going and future European, national and regional research programmes dealing with the new relationships between rural areas and agriculture in Europe and the challenge of sustainability. While the challenges and issues are mostly common, and despite of the historical coordination at the EU level for agricultural and rural development policies, research on agriculture and rural development is mostly carried out at a national level and remains fragmented. Research funding bodies from 19 European member states and associated countries have decided to set up an ERA-Net in order to develop a lasting focused network that will identify and open new research fields. They will work towards a common research agenda and coordinated research funding to enhance coordination of research in the field of agriculture and rural development. Throughout Europe, the strong urban movement leads to increased requirement for improved connectivity between urban and rural areas. The geographic, economic and human dynamics of all European rural areas is increasingly influenced by urban development, i.e. urban or semi-urban economic activities, infrastructures and habitat, patterns of human and material flows, etc. Observing, analysing and characterising how spatial dynamics triggered by urban development are changing agriculture is crucial to understanding the spatial dimension of sustainable development, within the diverse EU regions and between them at the European scale. The multiple functions expected from a sustainable European agriculture have to cope with these changes. A European approach will enhance understanding the institutional and governance approaches that will allow addressing these new challenges. In a context of deep modification of agricultural and rural development policies at a European scale, research on such topical issues is crucial to support decision-making processes.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-ERANET-2008-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 126 795
Administrative Contact
Karine Gueritat (Ms.)

Participants (25)

LANDBOUW-ECONOMISCH INSTITUUT B.V.

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 35 310
Address
Alexanderveld 5
2585DB Den Haag ('S-gravenhage)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Floor Brouwer (Dr.)
INSTYTUT SADOWNICTWA I KWIACIARSTWAIM. SZCZEPANA PIENIAZKA

Participation ended

Poland
EU contribution
€ 59 920
Address
Pomologiczna 18
96100 Skierniewice
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Agnieszka Pełka (Ms.)
MINISTERE DE L AGRICULTURE DE L AGROALIMENTAIRE ET DE LA FORET
France
Address
Rue De Varenne 78
75700 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Dufour (Prof.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER NACHHALTIGKEIT UND TOURISMUS
Austria
EU contribution
€ 94 687,26
Address
Stubenring 1
1012 Vienna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elfriede Fuhrmann (Dr.)
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 23 540
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Erik Van Bockstaele (Prof.)
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 23 540
Address
Athalassa
1417 Nicosia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marinos Markou (Dr.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 5 350
Address
Heinemannstrasse 2
53175 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beate Tuchel (Ms.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 111 116,09
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Neuhs (Ms.)
KOZGAZDASAG- ES REGIONALIS TUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 23 540
Address
Toth Kalman Utca 4
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Viktória Tési-Páll (Mrs.)
Agricultural Catchments Programme
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 89 880
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary Ellen Wall (Ms.)
MINISTERO DELLE POLITICHE AGRICOLE ALIMENTARI E FORESTALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 23 540
Address
Via Xx Settembre 20
00187 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Bongiovanni (Dr.)
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Israel
EU contribution
€ 23 540
Address
.
50250 Beit Dagan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Orit Shmueli (Dr.)
LATVIJAS ZINATNU AKADEMIJA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 23 540
Address
Akademijas Laukums 1
1050 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ludmila Helmane (Ms.)
LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS ZEMES UKIO MINISTERIJA
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 23 540
Address
Gediminas Av. 19
01103 Vilnius
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zita Duchovskiene (Dr.)
INSTYTUT OGRODNICTWA
Poland
Address
Ul. Konstytucji 3 Maja Nr 1/3
96 100 Skierniewice
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Agnieszka Pełka (Ms.)
MINISTRSTVO ZA VISOKO SOLSTVO, ZNANOST IN TEHNOLOGIJO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 20 686,65
Address
Kotnikova 38
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aleš Mihelič (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 44 940
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Isabel De La Peña (Mrs.)
FORSKNINGSRÅDET FÖR MILJÖ, AREELLA NÄRINGAR OCH SAMHÄLLSBYGGANDE
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 83 460
Address

11182 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hasani Hyrije (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 66 340
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Urs Gantner (Dr.)
MINISTERIE VAN LANDBOUW, NATUUR EN VOEDSELKWALITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 25 680
Address
Bezuidenhoutseweg 73
2500 EK Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hayo Haanstra (Mr.)
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 23 540
Address
Eskişehir Yolu 9. Km
06000 Ankara
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fatma Akkaya (Ms.)
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 23 540
Address
St Andrews House, Regent Road
EH1 3DG Edinburgh
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Henderson (Mr.)
Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Danish AgriFish Agency
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 23 540
Address
Slotsholmsgade 12
1216 København K
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carina Madsen (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Floor Brouwer (Dr.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE
France
Address
50 Avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emmanuelle Lemaire (Dr.)