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ERA-NET for Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences (ERA-CAPS)

Objective

Plant sciences face important challenges at the European and global scale due to a burgeoning world population that requires sustenance. Reliable production of high-quality and safe food, feed and renewable Carbon supplies for green chemistry, without the use of excess land, energy, water, pesticides and chemicals is therefore essential.

To ensure that we have the scientific understanding to again revolutionise agricultural capabilities to deliver higher yields with lower inputs in a changing climate, we propose a network focusing on Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences (ERA-CAPS). This will unite the scientific and economic capabilities of member states and enable the coordination of sustainable transnational plant science research programmes.

ERA-PG (2004-2009) successfully initiated a programme to structure the scientific and technological basis for plant genomics programmes in Europe. This has fostered the development of the common knowledge base necessary to build coherent transnational policy frameworks. However, if transnational cooperation and resolute mutual goals in the plant sciences are to be firmly embedded in national policies and processes, these foundations must be strengthened and expanded.

To bring this about ERA-CAPS will pursue the development of a common agenda for plant science in Europe and create a joint research programme. ERA-CAPS will also facilitate data management, access and sharing solutions. Through external engagement ERA-CAPS will enable interaction between researchers, funders and relevant European initiatives, and assist in the systematic exchange of information to facilitate the expansion of the network and the involvement of new members and affiliates.

Such a network will significantly help plant sciences address both current and future challenges in food and non-food crop production.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany

Call for proposal

FP7-ERANET-2011-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL
Address
North Star Avenue Polaris House
SN2 1UH Swindon
United Kingdom
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 595 640
Administrative Contact
Tim Willis (Mr.)

Participants (22)

MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACION

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Calle Albacete 5
28071 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julio Barbas (Dr.)
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Participation ended

New Zealand
Address
Murphy Street - Level 11 At1at Tower 15
6144 Wellington
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Prue Williams (Dr.)
FONDS ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 38 520
Address
Sensengasse 1
1090 Wien
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bettina Reitner (Dr.)
FONDS DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE- FNRS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 176 100
Address
Rue D'egmont 5
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Freia Van Hee (Ms.)
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA

Participation ended

Canada
Address
Montreal Road 1200
K1A 0R6 Ottawa, On
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Abrams (Dr.)
STYRELSEN FOR FORSKNING OG UDDANNELSE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 119 009
Address
Haraldsgade 53
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niels Gøtke (Mr.)
SIHTASUTUS EESTI TEADUSAGENTUUR
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 71 048
Address
Soola 8
51004 Tartu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Margit Suuroja (Mrs.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 112 949
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sophie Perin (Ms.)
DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 293 180
Address
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Catherine Kistner (Dr.)
MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA TITKARSAGA

Participation ended

Hungary
Address
Nador Utca 7
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva Hegedus (Dr.)
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Israel
EU contribution
€ 37 450
Address
.
50250 Beit Dagan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yuval Eshdat (Dr.)
MINISTERO DELL'ISTRUZIONE, DELL'UNIVERSITA' E DELLA RICERCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 64 200
Address
Via Michele Carcani 61
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Uccellatore (Dr.)
LATVIJAS ZINATNU AKADEMIJA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 79 608
Address
Akademijas Laukums 1
1050 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anita Draveniece (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 122 149
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indie 300
2593 CE Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Franciscus Martens (Dr.)
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
New Zealand
EU contribution
€ 16 050
Address
Bowen Street 33
6145 Wellington
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Prue Williams (Dr.)
NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD
Norway
EU contribution
€ 57 780
Address
Drammensveien 288
0283 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monica Bergem (Dr.)
NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN I ROZWOJU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 35 310
Address
Ul. Nowogrodzka 47A
00 695 Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hubert Domiński (Mr.)
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 76 505
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Catarina Resende (Dr.)
MINISTARSTVO PROSVETE, NAUKE I TEHNOLOSKOG RAZVOJA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 31 030
Address
Nemanjina 22-26
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zeljka Dukic (Ms.)
MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA, INDUSTRIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 34 240
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 162
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joaquin Serrano Agejas (Dr.)
AGRARTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 28 890
Address
Brunszvik Street 2
2462 Martonvasar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernadette Bodi (Ms.)
INNOVATIONSFONDEN
Denmark
Address
Ostergade 26 A
1100 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Mogensen