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Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming

Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming

Objective

CORE Organic is a 3-year Coordination Action in organic food and farming, initially comprising 11 partners, but open to include all countries. The overall objective of CORE Organic is to gather the critical mass and enhance quality, relevance and utilisation of resources in European research in organic food and farming. It is the goal to have established a joint pool of at least 3 million per year by the end of the project. This will be accomplished through 4 specific objectives: 1) Increased exchange of information and establishment of a common open web based archive. 2) Coordination of existing research and integration of knowledge. 3) Sharing and developing best practice for evaluating organic research. 4) Identification and coordination of future research. During objective 1 and 2, a common Internet portal for exchange of information, and common databases will be build up, a thorough description of the current situation in participating states and the institutions in organic farming research will be produced, and mapping and analysis of existing research programmes, activities and facilities will be carried out. The result of the two first objectives will be the identification of barriers, gaps and possibilities for increased cooperation, identification of new research areas suitable for cooperation, and the development of training schemes for research personnel and experts. Objective 3 will focus on the joint development of best practice of evaluation and quality assurance in new research areas. A set of criteria, as well as a list of excellent experts, for evaluation of projects and programmes, will be developed.Under objective 4, a list of prioritised research topics and plans for future coordination will be developed and a range of procedures for Transnational funding will be agreed. Two joint funding collaborations will be created, including a joint funding collaboration with a pool of at least 9 million per year in the last project year.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS

Address

Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus C

Denmark

Administrative Contact

Lizzie Melby JESPERSEN (Ms.)

Participants (12)

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BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR LAND- UND FORSTWIRTSCHAFT, UMWELT UND WASSERWIRTSCHAFT

Austria

FEDERAL AGENCY FOR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Germany

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF CONSUMER PROTECTION, FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

Germany

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

MINISTERO DELLE POLITICHE AGRICOLE E FORESTALI

Italy

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

Finland

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD, FISHERIES AND RURAL AFFAIRS

France

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, NATURE AND FOOD QUALITY

Netherlands

SWISS FEDERAL OFFICE FOR AGRICULTURE

Switzerland

THE RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NORWAY

Norway

THE SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL FOR ENVIRONMENT, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND SPATIAL PLANNING

Sweden

UK DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 11716

  • Start date

    1 October 2004

  • End date

    30 September 2007

Funded under:

FP6-COORDINATION

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 200 060

  • EU contribution

    € 1 200 060

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS

Denmark