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AUTHENT-NET – Food Authenticity Research Network

From 2016-04-01 to 2018-03-31, ongoing project | AUTHENT-NET Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 521 831,25

EU contribution:

EUR 499 533,75

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

H2020-SFS-2015-1See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CSA - Coordination and support action

Objective

Deliverables

  • Kick off meeting

    At the beginning of the action WP6 will plan and implement the kick-off meeting where management structures for the General Assembly and the Management Committee will be agreed. The kick-off meeting, delivered at an early stage of action [M1], will inform all partners about the structure and operation of the Consortium, their roles and plans (activities, timing, interactions) for the following period.

  • A summary of relevant information for the standardisation process

    From the information gather in WP1, a guideline formulated as a low-level European standard for concepts, terms, definitions and overall good practice related to food authenticity will be generated [WP3]. In order to develop the guideline, the state-of-the-art in term of concepts, terms, definitions and overall good practice that already feed exist, will be extracted and summarised. This information will be used as background information for the standardisation process conducted in WP3.

  • 2nd Funders, Policy Makers and Stakeholder workshop feedback on WP1 and WP2 in the form of reports and development of the roadmap

    Schedule, set the agenda, and facilitate 2nd workshop to challenge/review WP1 and WP2 outputs and identifying priorities of decision making bodies in the area of food authenticity to further develop the roadmap.

  • Food authenticity commodity status reports

    Reports, which are summarising an authentication status for a particular commodity on national and regional levels with reference to the lists generated in T1.1 and T1.2, will be produced. The reports will describe motivation and drivers, incident history, material and information flow, detection and validation methods (both analytical and paper-based methodologies) and technologies, databases, good practices and the potential for a technology transfer from one commodity type to another. All reports will use the same template that will be developed in consultation with funding organisations and industry. Within the project oils and fats, meat and seafood status reports will be issued and it is anticipated that other MSs and possibly industry will be interested in commissioning similar reports to develop a comprehensive European food authenticity capability map.

  • 1st Funders, Policy Makers and Stakeholder workshop feedback on WP1 and WP2 in the form of reports and development of the roadmap

    Establish European funding bodies network (governmental and industry) for food authenticity. Schedule, set agenda, and facilitate at least 3 workshops with the aim of challenging/reviewing WP1 and WP2 outputs and setting up R&D priorities (short term, medium and long term) in the area of food authenticity. This will include funders, policy makers and stakeholders.

  • Project communication and dissemination plan

    WP5 will develop the communication and dissemination plan for the action in M3 defining key messages and target audiences, and selecting appropriate tools and channels (including relevant conferences and events) to reach the target audiences. Partners will disseminate information at national, EU and international levels and the main focus will be on holding meetings and delivering seminars to funding bodies and relevant organisations in MSs and ACs. The plan will also include a development of terms and conditions for data entry into the FARNH [WP4]. The plan will define media monitoring of the coverage of the action in traditional media (e.g., trade journals, newspapers) as well as social media. The communication and dissemination strategy will be updated a half-way through the two year action after an assessment of the quality of communication and dissemination activities. At the end of the project, a dissemination report and a sustainability plan will be developed, specifically to ensure the continuity of the funder networking [WP3] and maintaining the FARNH [WP4]. In collaboration with the partners WP5 will design a targeted dissemination strategy of project outputs to MS funding organisations, EU Food Fraud Network, DG Trade, DG Agri, DG Taxud and DG SANTE thought bespoke seminars at their premises. WP5 will prepare a dedicated plan (including an action policy) for a usage of the social media to facilitate the engagement with the wide range of stakeholders. WP5 will create dedicated accounts for food authenticity to aid informal discussions on LinkedIn, Facebook and ResearchGate, and encourage each partner to “tweet” at least once a month about main project activities and results. By actively involving the social media WP5 aims to engage directly with consumers and use these data in the GAP analysis and prioritisation exercises to include consumer perception in the overarching EU funding strategy.

  • Food authenticity national status reports

    Country reports, summarising the status of food authenticity at a national level with reference to the lists generated in T1.1 and T1.2, and describing organisational responsibilities, current practice, initiatives, funding strategies and commodities of interests, will be produced. The country’s reports will inform MSs about state of play in other countries, allow them to underline synergies and areas for potential collaborations; and avoid funding of similar researches/initiatives through the different MSs. All reports will use the same template that will be developed in consultation with the funders and the final documents will be reviewed and endorsed by the action partners from funding organisations. Within the action UK, Belgium, France, Iceland , Italy, Spain, Czech Republic and the Netherlands status reports will be issued and it is anticipated that other MSs will be interested commissioning similar reports to complete a European food authenticity capability map.

  • A draft Roadmap to act as the discussion document for all stakeholder engagements

    A draft roadmap will be prepared by the WP members. During the series of workshops (outlined below) this will act as a discussion document to determine how various MSs see a food authenticity network operating in terms of sharing information and resources across the EU. An agreed roadmap will be one of the major outputs from the Authent-Net project.

  • A list of finished and ongoing national and international R&D projects; and of relevant reports, papers, publications and openly available databases with keywords and abstracts

    WP1 will produce (i) a list of recent and ongoing national and transnational R&D projects and initiatives in the area of food authenticity at EU level, (ii) a list of relevant reports, papers, publications and openly available databases (of incidents, samples, detection methods, etc.), and link each projects and item to respective countries and commodities to aid analyses and mapping knowledge base in the area of food authenticity and emphasise R&D capability, potential, initiatives and funding in MS. WP1 will also create an identity card (keywords, relevant information) for each project and item in order to feed the searchable database [WP4].

  • Webpage, logo, templates

    In consultation with the partners WP5 will create a corporate identity for project to ensure a common graphic line (logo, project newsletters, website, presentation templates etc.) for all communications produced by the Consortium. The project webpage will contain all information about the project, e.g., WP descriptions, partner information, newsletters, etc., while all project outputs such as reports, results of GAP analyses, an interactive EU map with relevant information about MS food authenticity projects, searchable databases, funders and their strategies, roadmap, CWA, conferences and workshop information will be the main part of the FARNH. The main tool for exploitation of project outcomes will be the FARNH while the project webpage (www. authentnet.eu) will be dedicated to Authent-Net project activities with a prominent link to the hub. The ownership and maintenance of the Hub after the project will be negotiated with the funders with the view that it will be a unique and essential information point for all working/interesting in the area of food authenticity. The issue of sustainability of the FARNH will be included in the white paper on ERA-NET [WP3].

Publications

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Coordinator

FERA SCIENCE LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 102 403,75


17 ROCHESTER ROW
SW1P 1QT LONDON
United Kingdom
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Participants

CENTRE WALLON DE RECHERCHES AGRONOMIQUES
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 49 058,75


RUE DE LIROUX 9
5030 GEMBLOUX
Belgium
Activity type: Research Organisations

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STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 35 000


DROEVENDAALSESTEEG 4
6708 PB WAGENINGEN
Netherlands
Activity type: Research Organisations

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THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 65 012,50


UNIVERSITY ROAD LANYON BUILDING
BT7 1NN BELFAST
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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NOFIMA AS
Norway

EU contribution: EUR 41 000


MUNINBAKKEN 9-13
9291 TROMSO
Norway
Activity type: Research Organisations

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VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czech Republic

EU contribution: EUR 37 500


TECHNICKA 5
166 28 PRAHA
Czech Republic
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 10 000


Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P3JR LONDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

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FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY OF IRELAND
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 10 000


LOWER ABBEY STREET ABBEY COURT
1 DUBLIN
Ireland
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INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONY TECHNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 10 000


Carretera de la Coruna Km7.5
28040 MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations

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MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 10 000


BEZUIDENHOUTSEWEG 73
2595 The Hague
Netherlands
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

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MINISTERE DE L'ECONOMIE, DES FINANCES ET DE L'INDUSTRIE
France

EU contribution: EUR 15 000


RUE DE BERCY 139
75012 PARIS
France
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

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AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 15 145


CALLE SERRANO 117
28006 MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations

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

EU contribution: EUR 14 987,50


RUE SCHEFFER 42
75016 PARIS
France
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FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 14 925


Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 ROMA
Italy
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Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte Liguria e Valle d'Aosta
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 17 501,25


Via Bologna 148
10154 Torino
Italy
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MATIS OHF
Iceland

EU contribution: EUR 15 000


VINLANDSLEID 12
113 REYKJAVIK
Iceland
Activity type: Research Organisations

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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 17 000


VIA ZAMBONI 33
40126 BOLOGNA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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STICHTING VU
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 20 000


DE BOELELAAN 1105
1081 HV AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
United States

EU contribution: EUR 0


ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 360
48824 EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN
United States
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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