Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems (2014)

Basic Information

The overall objective of CORE Organic is to enhance quality, relevance and utilization of resources in European research in organic food and farming and to establish a joint pool for financing transnational research in organic food and farming. The background for this objective is that the public European research and development effort in organic food and farming is characterized by small research communities, often scattered and fragmented both geographically and institutionally. This generates a need for gathering the dispersed expertise into a critical mass, to maintain and increase the competitive quality and relevance of research.

Network CORE Organic Plus
Aim of the joint call CORE Organic aims to enhance quality, relevance and utilization of resources in European research in organic food and farming and to establish a joint pool for financing transnational research in organic food and farming
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 06/12/2013
Deadline Pre-Proposal 25/02/2014 Submitted proposal: n/a
Deadline Full-Proposal 01/07/2014 Submitted proposal: 48
Evaluation End Date 01/10/2014 Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 11
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor technical progress
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Environment
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries
Type of research
  • Basic research
  • Applied Research
  • Pre-competitive research
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Austria Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW)
Belgium Flemish Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DLV)
Belgium Wallon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W)
Denmark Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries (MFAF)
Estonia Ministry of Rural Affairs (MEM)
European Union European Commission (EC)
Finland Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MMM)
France Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (MAAF)
France National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
Germany Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
Italy Ministry of Agricultural food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF)
Latvia Latvian State Institute of Agrarian Economics (LSIAE)
Lithuania Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania (ZUM)
Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs (MinEZ/MinEA)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Poland National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Slovenia Ministry of Agriculture and Environment (MKGP)
Spain National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA)
Sweden Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)
Switzerland Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG- BLW)
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
2-ORG-COWS Towards preventive health management in native dual-purpose ... 01/04/2015 01/04/2018 9
ECOORCHARD Innovative design and management to boost functional biodive... 01/01/2015 01/01/2018 11
EcoBerries Innovative and eco-sustainable processing and packaging for ... 15/02/2015 15/02/2018 9
FaVOR-DeNonDe Drying, Juices and Jams of Organic Fruit and Vegetables: wha... 30/03/2015 30/03/2018 7
FertilCrop Fertility building management measures in organic cropping s... 01/01/2015 01/01/2018 20
ORGANICDAIRYHEALTH Improving animal health and welfare in organic cattle milk p... 15/01/2015 15/01/2018 10
PRODIVA Crop diversification and weeds 01/03/2015 01/03/2018 7
PrOPara Tackling the parasitological challenges in organic ruminant ... 02/03/2015 02/03/2018 9
ReSolVe Restoring optimal Soil functionality in degraded areas withi... 01/03/2015 01/03/2018 8
SoilVeg Improving soil conservation and resource use in organic crop... 02/02/2015 02/02/2018 14
SusOrganic Development of quality standards and optimised processing me... 01/03/2015 01/03/2017 7