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Strengthening European Food Chain Sustainability by Quality and Procurement Policy

Objective

Strength2Food is a 5-year, €6.9 million project to improve the effectiveness of EU food quality schemes (FQS), public sector food procurement (PSFP) and to stimulate Short Food Supply Chains (SFSC) through research, innovation and demonstration activities. Our 30-partner consortium representing 11 EU and 4 non-EU countries combines leading academic, communication, SME and stakeholder organisations to ensure a multi-actor approach. It will undertake case study-based quantitative research to measure economic, environmental and social impacts of FQS, PSFP and SFSC. The impact of PSFP policies on balanced nutrition in schools will also be assessed. Primary research will be complemented by advanced econometric analysis of existing datasets to determine impacts of FQS and SFSC participation on farm performance and survival, as well as understand price transmission and trade patterns. Consumer knowledge, confidence in, valuation and use of FQS labels and products will be assessed via cross-national survey, ethnographic and virtual supermarket-based research. Lessons from the research will be applied and verified in 6 pilot initiatives, focusing on less-developed and transition regions. These initiatives bring together academic and non-academic stakeholder partners in action research. The six pilot actions are: a school meals initiative to improve the nutritional outcomes and economic benefits for local agri-food producers; in-store trials (undertaken with a grocery retailer) to upscale sales of local produce; a scheme to stimulate a sustainable SFSC that adds value to the fishing community; and pilot actions to expand regional food labelling; increase sales of FQS products in non-traditional markers; and improve returns to local producers at food fairs and farmers’ markets (via a smartphone app). Project impact will be maximised through a knowledge exchange platform, hybrid forums, school educational resources, a Massive Open Online Course and practitioner recommendations.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2015-2

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Net EU contribution
€ 739 643,75
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

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Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 500,00

Participants (31)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 585 773,75
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 411 272,50
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 315 251,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 252 500,00
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 206 262,50
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
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 265 262,50
Address
42 Rue Scheffer
75116 Paris 16

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EKONOMSKI FAKULTET, UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 283 125,00
Address
Kamenicka Br 6
11000 Belgrade

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Region
Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 368 562,50
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 250,00
OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 627 060,00
Address
Pilestredet 46
0167 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU EKONOMSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 338 125,00
Address
Trg J F Kennedya 6
10000 Zagreb

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Region
Hrvatska Grad Zagreb Grad Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE DE RECERCA EN ECONOMIA I DESENVOLUPAMENT AGROALIMENTARI-UPC-IRTA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 139 375,00
Address
Parc Mediterrani De La Tecnologia Edifici Esab C/esteve Terrrades 8
08860 Castelldefels

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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
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 136 910,00
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 125 000,00
Address
Ul. Nowoursynowska 166
02 787 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KASETSART UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Net EU contribution
€ 37 500,00
Address
Ngamwongwan Road, Chatuchak 50
10900 Bangkok

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TRUONG DAI HOC KINH TE THANH PHO HO CHI MINH
Vietnam
Net EU contribution
€ 35 750,00
Address
59c Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street Ward 6 District 3
700000 Ho Chi Minh

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 477 725,00
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 900,00
EUROPEAN TRAINING ACADEMY
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 129 375,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FILIPOVIC MALADA IVANA
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 60 700,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONFEDERAZIONE NAZIONALE COLDIRETTI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 225 375,00
Address
Via Xxiv Maggio 43
00187 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECO-SENSUS KUTATO, OKTATO ES KOMMUNIKACIOS NON PROFIT KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 195 000,00
Address
Nefelejcs Koz 12.
7100 Szekszard

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Region
Dunántúl Dél-Dunántúl Tolna
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GLOWNY INSPEKTORAT JAKOSCI HANDLOWEJ ARTYKULOW ROLNO-SPOZYWCZYCH
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 42 375,00
Address
Ul Wspolna 30
00 930 Warszawa

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FOOD NATION CIC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 80 920,00
Address
28 Hawthorn House Heaton Road
NE6 1SD Newcastle-upon-tyne

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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
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 65 000,00
Address
Via Della Navicella 2-4
00184 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 151 503,75
Address
Via Mantova 166
43122 Parma

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MINISTARSTVO PROSVETE, NAUKE I TEHNOLOSKOG RAZVOJA
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 37 125,00
Address
Nemanjina 22-26
11000 Belgrade

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Region
Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KONZUM,TRGOVINA NA VELIKO I MALO DD
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 53 375,00
Address
Marijana Cavica 1/a
10000 Zagreb

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MUNICIPALITY OF ARILJE
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 54 375,00
Address
Svetog Ahilije 53
312330 Arilje

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSORZIO DEL FORMAGGIO PARMIGIANO-REGGIANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 90 250,00
Address
Via Kennedy 18
42124 Reggio Emilia

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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
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Reggio nell’Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOZEPT GBR
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 60 468,75
Address
Oberer Graben 22
85354 Freising

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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
Bayern Oberbayern Freising
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ECOZEPT FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 174 531,25
Address
145 Rue Guillaume Janvier Le Barcelone Bat 12
34070 Montpellier

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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
Occitanie Languedoc-Roussillon Hérault
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IMPACT MEASUREMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 138 753,75
Address
20 Bramley Orchards
HR7 4UT Bromyard Herefordshire

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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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00