CORE Organic Cofund

Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems Cofund

Basic Information


Organic agriculture is considered to be one of the important development pathways towards a more sustainable agriculture
and food production. This development has been and will be dependent on continuous research and innovation.
CORE Organic started in 2004 and has been evolving for more than a decade. The present proposal for a CORE Organic
Cofund will continue, to update and consolidate the series of transnational research calls that support a focused and
coordinated research and innovation effort covering the most important challenges along the organic value chains, for
example: increasing the organic production potentials, enhancing resource efficiency, and improving animal welfare. In
addition this research and innovation plays a key role in adapting to the new EU regulations on Organic Farming. The new
CORE Organic network will be expanded with additional partners from Netherlands and Italy totalling to 25 partners from 19
countries. One joint call with 3-4 topics will be launched with co-funding from the European Commission and another call
without EU co-funding is being planned for 2019 as part of the additional activities. Other ERA-NETs with a similar scope will
be invited to join this second call.
The CORE Organic partners are working to increase innovation potential, knowledge accessibility, alignment of national
research and international outreach in support of the ERA-NET’s objectives. CORE Organic will closely monitor the funded
projects and offer assistance regarding stakeholder involvement and dissemination in order to secure high impact of the
research efforts. An impact assessment will be performed after the end of the projects. Looking to the future, the CORE
Organic Cofund aims to deliver results that can be used to develop the organic sector throughout Europe and the world, and
to continue to be a key player in the European Research Area.

H2020 Societal Challenges

H2020-SC2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy)

Research fields covered by the network

  • Food, agriculture and fisheries

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
CORE Organic Call 2021 one-stage 11/01/2021  

Submitted: 0


Submitted: 24


Successful: 11

Funded: 5

CORE Organic & SUSFOOD Joint Call 2019 two-stages 02/09/2019 04/11/2019

Submitted: 60


Submitted: 29


Successful: 29

Funded: 12

CORE Organic Call 2016 two-stages 06/12/2016 01/03/2017

Submitted: 50


Submitted: 33


Funded: 12