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AUTHENT-NET – Food Authenticity Research Network

Objective

It is acknowledged that historically anti-food fraud capability within Europe has not been consolidated and lacks the coordination and support structures available to those working in food safety. There are various initiatives underway to redress this balance e.g. DGSanté’s Food Fraud network, DG Research’s FoodIntegrity project, as well as numerous national programmes and industry initiatives. One pivotal area that still needs to be addressed is bringing together national research funding bodies to facilitate the development of transnational research programmes. AUTHENT-NET will address this need by mobilising and coordinating relevant research budget holders in order to facilitate the eventual development of a transnational European funding vehicle that will allow Members States (MS) to jointly fund anti-fraud research. Authent-Net comprises a core group of 19 participants from 10 MS, 1 NGO and the US, who are either National research funding bodies; experts in food authenticity, and/or experts in transnational funding mechanisms. AUTHENT-NET will:

1) Bring together relevant MS R&D budget holders to coordinate inter-disciplinary research effort and build a cohesive and sustainable network

2) Undertake stocktaking of existing national research and assess against the international landscape

3) Establish transnational mechanisms and instruments for collating and exchanging information on food authenticity research

4) Develop a high level research and innovation strategy for transnational research and a rationale for a potential ERANET on food authenticity

The two year project will have the following expected impacts: improved coordination and communication between relevant MS research budget holders; enhanced cognisance of existing national research; joint strategy for food fraud R&D; agreed priorities and capability to deliver transnational European research on food fraud.
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Coordinator

FERA SCIENCE LIMITED

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30 Berners Street
W1t 3lr London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 102 403,75

Participants (18)

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CENTRE WALLON DE RECHERCHES AGRONOMIQUES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 49 058,75

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 35 000

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 65 012,50

NOFIMA AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 41 000

VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 37 500

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY OF IRELAND

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN EN KLIMAAT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 10 000

MINISTERE DE L'ECONOMIE ET DES FINANCES

France

EU Contribution

€ 15 000

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 15 145

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 14 987,50

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 14 925

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte Liguria e Valle d'Aosta

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 17 501,25

MATIS OHF

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 15 000

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 17 000

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 20 000

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 696371

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 521 831,25

  • EU contribution

    € 499 533,75

Coordinated by:

FERA SCIENCE LIMITED

United Kingdom

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