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Mission and aims




  • Nicolas Tinois,
  • Torsten Rødel Berg and
  • Benjamin Sanchez


01/01/2020 - 31/12/2023


27 countries + EC and key advisors

Overview members SCAR AE – update March 2022



Mission of the SCAR AE

Support research and innovation policy development for agroecology (AE) at national, EU and international levels by:

  • Providing conceptual, methodological and practical frameworks on AE, AE Living Labs (LLs) and Research Infrastructures (RIs).
  • Offering a platform for continuous strategic discussion between the EC, MS and AC as well as stakeholders on priorities in AE R&I.



Preparing the concept of the candidate partnership on agroecology living labs and research infrastructures proposed under Horizon Europe (‘’Accelerating Farming Systems Transition: Agroecology Living Labs and Research Infrastructures’’), that will serve as a basis for the EC to:

  • Request Member States and Associated Countries’ financial commitments to the partnership.
  • Prepare the partnership call in the work programme 2023-2024.

Developing the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for the partnership.

agroecology mission


Planned activities

  • Fine-tuning the partnership concept (until April 2022).
  • Developing the SRIA (to be finalisedby the end of 2022), which will include:
    • Identification of R&I gaps and needs
    • Consultation of stakeholders
    • Ensuring linkages with other initiatives (including Horizon Europe partnerships and missions)