Strengthening cooperation in European research on sustainable exploitation of marine resources in the seafood chains- ERANET

Basic Information


Research and innovation are central elements in the Europe 2020 Strategy and it is recognised that bioeconomy is an important element of the Strategy. DG RTD has issued a European Strategy Innovating for sustainable growth: a bioeconomy for Europe paving the way to a more innovative, resource efficient and competitive society that reconciles food security with the sustainable use of renewable resources, while ensuring environmental protection. COFASP will directly address actions envisaged within fisheries, aquaculture and seafood: 1) to enhance scientific knowledge and innovation reinforcing advice on fisheries management supporting decision making and strengthening an ecosystem-based fisheries management as central principle of the revised Common Fisheries Policy; 2) to implement the EU Strategy for the Sustainable Development of Aquaculture through development of strategic guidelines and implementation of national strategic aquaculture plans; and 3) to promote consumption of safe, nutritious and healthy European seafood and ensure traceability of seafood from net and cage to plate.

Research fields covered by the network

  • Food, agriculture and fisheries

Target Groups

  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
COFASP Call 2016 (with ERA-MBT) two-stages 21/03/2016 06/05/2016 20/06/2016 17/10/2016

Funded: 5

COFASP Call 2015 two-stages 15/02/2015 15/04/2015 17/06/2015 30/10/2015

Funded: 6

COFASP Call 2014 two-stages 01/02/2014 15/04/2014 15/06/2014

Submitted: 22


Funded: 5