ERA-Net Cofund on Sustainable Food production and consumption (SUSFOOD2)

Basic Information


The aim of SUSFOOD2 is to foster research and innovation in the field of sustainable food systems through enhanced
cooperation and coordination between EU member and associated states. It will thereby contribute to the overall EU
objective of building the European Research Area as well as a newly emerging Food Research Area.
Major challenges will influence future food chains asking for innovative solutions to
- respond to increased demand for food by increasing production sustainably (Food and Nutrition Security)
- make optimal use of resources while mitigating impact on the environment
- reducing losses and waste
- follow a whole food chain approach from production to consumption
- improving competitiveness of the European agri-food-business
SUSFOOD2 focusses on sustainability in post-harvest food production, thus covering relevant fields from natural sciences to
food engineering and social sciences.
Building on the achievements of its predecessor in FP7, SUSFOOD2 Cofund will strengthen efforts to support and fund
excellent research in the food area by one co-funded call of more than 15 M €. The consortium also aims at implementing
other additional activities in a three-fold approach:
i) strengthening networking and knowledge transfer among various stakeholders (i.e. by workshops, stakeholder events etc.)
ii) additional funding activities without EU co-fund (preferably linked with other initiatives)
iii) implementation and further advancement of the SUSFOOD SRA (developed in FP7)
With the outlined approach SUSFOOD2 will contribute to
- maximizing impact of transnational cooperation pooling resources (material and intellectual) and implementing best practice
- using synergies and reducing overlap by interacting with related (international) initiatives (especially JPIs HDHL and
- Promoting the outputs of SUSFOOD2 network and funded projects via targeted dissemination thus sharing common vision
and creating awareness for the field of food sustainability.

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

  • Biotechnology
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
Innovative solutions for resilient, climate-smart and sustainable food systems one-stage 17/05/2021   16/08/2021

Submitted: 31


Successful: 23

Funded: 5

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

Submitted: 60


Submitted: 29


Successful: 29

Funded: 12

SUSFOOD2 ERA-NET COFUND two-stages 09/01/2017 13/03/2017

Submitted: 95


Submitted: 30


Successful: 30

Funded: 12