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Pathways to phase-out contentious inputs from organic agriculture in Europe

Objective

The Organic-PLUS project has the overall aim of providing high quality, trans-disciplinary, scientifically informed decision support to help all actors in the organic sector, including national and regional policy makers, to reach the next level of the EU’s organic success story. By doing so organic food systems can be more true to organic principles but equally to the EU Bioeconomy agenda. Organic-PLUS objectives are to: 1) identify and valorise contentious inputs currently used in European agriculture 2) provide specific technical solutions to minimise or phase-out their use 3) provide environmental, social and economic assessments of phase-out scenarios 4) disseminate and broker knowledge, ideas and results to maximise impact. We use a trans-disciplinary research approach; the consortium includes 11 universities and 15 multi-actors from 9 EU and 3 associated countries. We combine scientists from many academic disciplines with advisors, farmers and other stakeholders in participatory research design. Organic-PLUS has three large ‘topical’ workpackages called PLANT (researching alternatives to copper and mineral oils), LIVESTOCK (researching alternatives to synthetic vitamins, antibiotics and novel animal bedding) and SOIL (researching alternatives to peat, animal-derived fertilisers and plastic mulch). The topical work is supported by IMPACT (researching consumer conceptions of contentious inputs and disseminating knowledge together with stakeholders) and by MODEL (using sustainability assessment methodology to deliver phasing-out scenarios). The LEAD workpackage is also responsible for managing the International Scientific and the European Industry advisory boards ensuring impact to industry and policy development. The results of the project are disseminated through peer-reviewed and farmer-facing publications, social media, on-farm events and international conferences and we will also ensure impact through citizen juries and engagement with policy makers.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2017-2

Coordinator

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 661 325,00
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
United Kingdom

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (25)

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 164 862,50
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos

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Region
Μαγνησία Θεσσαλία Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 242 781,25
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 233 655,00
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 130 688,75
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 306 293,75
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
POLITECHNIKA CZESTOCHOWSKA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 146 808,75
Address
Ul. Dabrowskiego 69
42 201 Czestochowa

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Region
Makroregion południowy Śląskie Częstochowski
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
LANDBRUG & FODEVARER F.M.B.A.

Participation ended

Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 159 472,50
Address
Axeltorv 3
1609 Kobenhavn
Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 178 810,00
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO ANDALUZ DE INVESTIGACIONY FORMACION AGRARIA PESQUERA ALIMENTARIA Y DE LA PRODUCCION ECOLOGICA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 71 167,50
Address
Avenida Grecia S/n Edf Atvo Los Bermejales
41012 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Türkiye
Net EU contribution
€ 108 093,75
Address
Eskişehir Yolu 9. Km
06000 Ankara

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Region
Batı Anadolu Ankara Ankara
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EKOLOJIK TARIM ORGANIZASYONU DERNEGI
Türkiye
Net EU contribution
€ 20 925,00
Address
Kultur Mah 1375 Sk No 25 Cumhuriyet Ishani Kat 3 Alsancak
35220 Izmir

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Region
Ege İzmir İzmir
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
STIFTELSEN NORSK SENTER FOR OKOLOGISK LANDBRUK
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 249 615,00
Address
Gunnars Veg 6
6630 Tingvoll

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Møre og Romsdal
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 30 001,25
EIDGENOSSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT WSL
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 46 636,25
Address
Zuercherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 121 148,19
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 198 089,31
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT D ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR ET DE RECHERCHE EN ALIMENTATION SANTE ANIMALE SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES ETDE L ENVIRONNEMENT VETAGRO SUP
France
Net EU contribution
€ 50 275,00
Address
Avenue Bourgelat 1
69280 Marcy L Etoile

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR AGRARTECHNIK UND BIOOKONOMIE EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 166 630,00
Address
Max Eyth Allee 100
14469 Potsdam

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 19 600,00
Address
80 Vincent Square
SW1P 2PE London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE SOIL ASSOCIATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 38 993,75
Address
Spear House, 51 Victoria Street
BS1 6AD Bristol

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FORSCHUNGSRING FUR BIOLOGISCH-DYNAMISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSWEISE EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 152 432,50
Address
Brandschneise 5
64295 Darmstadt

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Region
Darmstadt Darmstadt, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
Departament d'Acció Climàtica, Alimentació i Agenda Rural
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 64 462,50
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 612-614
08007 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 213 303,50
Address
Pilestredet 46
0167 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 101 963,75
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania

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Region
Isole Sicilia Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST LTD LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 142 630,00
Address
Trent Lodge
GL7 6JN Cirencester

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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
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Gloucestershire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
Innovationscenter for Økologisk Landbrug P/S
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 100 862,50
Address
Agro Food Park 15
8200 Aarhus N

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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 Østjylland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00