CORE Organic is the acronym for "Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems". CORE Organic is an ERA-NET - a network of European ministries and research councils funding research in organic food systems at national levels. The main focus of the ERA-NET is to join forces and fund transnational research projects support a focused and coordinated research and innovation effort covering the most important challenges along the organic value chains. 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.

The network receives funding from the European Union, Horizon 2020, to support transnational research and additional activities. The first CORE Organic ERA-NET started in 2004, and since then 6 transnational calls have been launched in CORE Organic I, CORE Organic II, CORE Organic Plus and CORE Organic Cofund. The current CORE Organic network is called CORE Organic Cofund, and the project runs from 2016 to 2021.
The CORE Organic Cofund consortium for the cofounded call consists of 26 partners from 19 countries and committed 13 million € of national funds for transnational research.

In 2019, CORE Organic Cofund and SUSFOOD2 ERA-NETs are planning to launch a joint call for transnational research proposals based on the funds from participating countries in both networks and potential additional international partners.

Contact info:

ERA-Net Coordinator:
Ivana Trkulja
Phone number: +45 8715 7716
International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, Aarhus University (ICROFS)

Contact point in NCBR:
Joanna Makocka
International Cooperation Department

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