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Towards the harmonisation of analytical methods for monitoring quality and safety in the food chain

Objective

The MONIQA (Towards harmonisation regarding monitoring the hazards in the food supply chain?) NoE seeks to establish durable integration of leading research institutions, industrial partners and SMES working in complementary fields of detections and methods for food quality and safety. MONIQA aims at overcoming European and worldwide fragmentation in food quality and safety (Q and S) research by integrating key organisations in a core consortium. Benefits through dissemination and joint research will also be available to associated partners (=associates). The core consortium (=partners / members) seek to establish mechanisms for coordinating and finally merging research activities, personnel and infrastructure. The industry and SME sector will benefit through application of the harmonised detection method and technologies, as will the consumers of high quality and safe food. The core consortium comprises a network of 30 members. The geographic diversity covers 11 EU member states (19 partners), 2 Associated Candidate Countries (3 partners), 2 Associated countries (2 partners), 1 MPC country (1 partner) and 4 Asian/Oceanic countries (5 partners). From the 30 members, 12 are research institutions, 11 are centres of higher education (HE), 2 are industry partners and 5 are other organisations (NGO, small companies). Seven SMES are full partners in the consortium. Ten of the partners have a female leader (about 30%). A total of 174 researchers and doctoral students are planned for integration into the network with more than 40% of female researchers and more than 55% of female PhD students. Using the calculation provided in the Guideline, this results in a calculated Grant for Integration of 2,840,000 per year or 14,200,000 for a duration of 5 years.

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Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CEREAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Address

Marxergasse 2
Vienna

Austria

Administrative Contact

Roland Ernest POMS (Dr)

Participants (33)

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UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN UNIVERSITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES, VIENNA

Austria

AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY, FAC. OF AGRIC., FOOD SCI. DEPT

Egypt

CAMPDEN BRI

United Kingdom

CER GROUPE

Belgium

EUROFINS ANALYTIK GMBH

Germany

FUNDACION GAIKER

Spain

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

INTERNATIONAL QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT SERVICES S.A.

Greece

TUBITAK MARMARA RESEARCH CENTER FOOD INSTITUTE

Turkey

UNIVERSITY OF FOOD TECHNOLOGIES

Bulgaria

VOCALTAG LTD.

Israel

VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

UNIVERSITY OF NAPLES FEDERICO II

Italy

NOFIMA MAT AS

Norway

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Netherlands

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA PER GLI ALIMENTI E LA NUTRIZIONE

Italy

BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS

Hungary

INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

New Zealand

NATIONAL FOOD AND NUTRITION INSTITUTE

Poland

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY FOOD ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

Turkey

CHINESE CEREALS AND OILS ASSOCIATION

China

INSTITUT PERTANIAN BOGOR

Indonesia

TRUONG DAI HOC BACH KHOA HANOI - HANOI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY HUST

Vietnam

INSTITUTE OF FOOD RESEARCH

United Kingdom

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Italy

WEBB STEPHEN MATTHEW MSC, MBA

Austria

JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS UNIVERSITÄT

Germany

THE INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE RESEARCH IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Austria

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA (UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA)

Italy

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

SICHUAN UNIVERSITY

China

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36337

  • Start date

    1 February 2007

  • End date

    31 January 2012

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 400 000

  • EU contribution

    € 12 300 000

Coordinated by:

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CEREAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Austria