SUstainable and Resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems

FACCE SURPLUS is an ERA-NET Cofund, formed in collaboration between the European Commission and a partnership of 15 countries in the frame of the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI).

FACCE SURPLUS (Sustainable and Resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems) is committed to improve collaboration across the European Research Area in the range of diverse, but integrated, food and non-food biomass production and transformation systems, including biorefining.

First call: 2015-2020

The application process consisted of two separate and consecutive steps: Pre-Proposal and full proposal.

Pre-proposal: This first step was opened on January 7, 2015 and closed on March 4, 2015.

67 pre-proposals were submitted to this Call. In total 63 eligible proposals were evaluated by a panel of international experts and external reviewers using the Step 1 criteria set out on page 15 in the Call Announcement.

Full proposal: 28 proposals were invited to submit a full proposal. The deadline for full proposal submission was Monday September 14, 2015. 27 full proposals were submitted for the final evaluation by an international panel of reviewers, and among them 14 projects were chosen.

The projects began in the beginning of 2016 and all projects must be completed by the end of April 2019.

2nd FACCE SURPLUS Call: Small scale biorefineries

In January 2017, FACCE SURPLUS launched a second call for transnational research projects on "Small scale Biorefineries". The deadline for the submission of pre-proposals was March 7, 2017.

The deadline for full proposal submission was July 17, 2017.

In December 2017, eight projects were selected to receive funding in the frame of the FACCE SURPLUS ERA-NET 2nd call.

3rd FACCE SURPLUS Call for proposals

FACCE-JPI and FACCE SURPLUS have announced the third call for joint research projects. The indicative available budget amounts to 6M€.
The call opened on 09.01.2019 with a closing date for pre-proposals on 19.03.2019.

More information about ERA-NET FACCE SURPLUS and programme calls can be found here: 

Programme coordinator in NCBR:
Kinga Szymańska-Rzeźnik
Department of International Cooperation
t: +48 22 39 07 457
m: + 48 505 673 613

Programme Coordinator
Dipl.-Ing. Nicolas Tinois
Projektträger Jülich
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52425 Jülich
t: 02461 61-2422