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Understanding and improving the sustainability of agro-ecological farming systems in the EU

Objective

The overarching objective of UNISECO is to strengthen the sustainability of EU farming systems, through co-constructing practice-validated strategies and incentives for the promotion of improved agro-ecological approaches. We will enhance the understanding of socio-economic and policy drivers and barriers for further development and implementation of agro-ecological approaches in EU farming systems to identify and facilitate more effective management strategies for European agriculture. This requires a wider systems perspective, considering socio-economic, ecological and political settings at a territorial level. We will operationalise a socio-ecological systems framework that integrates external settings into a sustainability assessment of farming systems, paying particular attention to the role of different types of actors and their roles in sub-systems. UNISECO will provide a methodological toolkit to assess the environmental, economic and social impacts of innovative strategies and incentives for agro-ecological approaches in EU farming systems at farm and territorial levels. The methodological toolkit will be tested in participatory case studies in 15 European countries with different biophysical, socio-economic and socio-cultural contexts of farming systems. UNISECO is committed to a genuine transdisciplinary process, reflected in consortium composition of stakeholder and scientific partners, and the emphasis on multi-actor engagement. Group learning processes, integrating practical and theoretical knowledge, will benefit scientists, stakeholders and end-users through improved understanding on how to strengthen sustainability of EU farming systems. UNISECO addresses the work programme topic SFS-29-2017 and contributes to Sustainable Food Security by identifying and supporting farming systems that enable the production of healthy food while preserving the environment and bringing added value to farm households and the different stakeholders of the value chain.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2017-2

Coordinator

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Net EU contribution
€ 567 000,00
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Germany

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (17)

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 364 718,75
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
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 205 275,00
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 396 137,50
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 350 217,50
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee

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Region
Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 267 261,00
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen

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Region
North Eastern Scotland Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT SUPERIEUR D'AGRICULTURE RHONE ALPES I.S.A.R.A
France
Net EU contribution
€ 275 272,50
Address
23 Rue Jean Baldassini
69007 Lyon

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BALTIJAS VIDES FORUMS
Latvia
Net EU contribution
€ 151 175,00
Address
Antonijas Iela 3-8
LV-1010 Riga

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Region
Latvija Latvija Rīga
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BALTIJOS APLINKOS FORUMAS VSI
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 185 650,00
Address
Slamuciu Str. 2
LT-10238 Vilnius

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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
Lietuva Sostinės regionas Vilniaus apskritis
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 536 125,00
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIESLTD
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 297 250,00
Address
Zahony U 7
1031 Budapest

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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
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 381 781,25
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 286 718,75
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
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GESTION AMBIENTAL DE NAVARRA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 203 251,25
Address
Calle Padre Adoain 219 Bajo
31015 Pamplona

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Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASOCIATIA WWF ROMANIA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 122 343,75
Address
Bd. Tudor Vladimirescu 29 Sector 5
050881 Bucuresti

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
USTAV ZEMEDELSKE EKONOMIKY A INFORMACI
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 91 250,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN LANDOWNERS ORGANIZATION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 158 468,75
Address
Rue De Treves 67
1040 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
€ 0,00
BIOINSTITUT OPS
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 84 875,00
Address
Ondrejova 489/13, Chvalkovice
779 00 Olomouc

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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
Střední Morava Olomoucký kraj
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00