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The SCAR Strategic Working Group on Agroecology (SCAR-AE) is the entity responsible for the preparation of the candidate European partnership Accelerating farming systems transition: agroecology living labs and research infrastructures’ (AELLRI) and, in particular, for developing the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the candidate European partnership ’Accelerating Farming Systems Transition: Agroecology Living Labs and Research Infrastructures’ (SRIA).

SCAR-AE prepared the first consolidated version of the SRIA between January and June 2022, taking into account inputs from the broader SCAR-AE group and from many relevant stakeholders.

The SRIA is now open for a...

Horizon Europe Calls – Cluster 6 update

This cluster aims at helping to reduce environmental degradation, halt and reverse the decline of biodiversity on land, inland waters and sea. It also aimss to support a better management of natural resources through transformative changes of the economy and society in both urban and rural areas.
All funding information and details on how to apply...

ICT Agri has launched the 2022 joint call

ICT-AGRI-FOOD has launched a Joint Call on more transparent agri-food systems for consumers and other stakeholders, based on ICT technologies.

ICT-AGRI-FOOD aims to address the challenge of transforming the European agri-food systems into sustainable, resilient, transparent, and fair systems.

All information on proposals for the Call can be...

EU Soil Mission: €95 million call opens

The EU Mission “A Soil Deal For Europe” Work Programme 2022 calls for proposals are open until 27 September 2022. The Soil Mission’s overall goal is to pilot 100 Living Labs and Lighthouses as testing grounds for major innovations in soil health. This goal is backed-up by specific objectives such as finding strategies for land contamination, as...

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Based on the results of ERA-NET SusAn, the CWG SAP will develop future scenarios for animal production systems in typical European regions. An expert workshop will kick off the work in autumn 2022, aiming to prepare a policy brief to support SCAR, in its advisory function for Member States, Associated Countries, and the European...

Preparations for the AH&W partnership are ramping up

The SCAR AH&W CWG is the co-creation platform for preparing the candidate Animal Health & Welfare Partnership. This is one of the candidate partnerships under Cluster 6 (Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment). It will focus on fighting against infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance in terrestrial and...

Safe, nutritious and healthy food for all citizens

The SCAR Food Systems SWG is guiding the preparation of the SRIA for the Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Partnership. An interactive co-creation process will develop this document, involving the SCAR FS SWG members and external experts.

A first workshop took place in Brussels on 23 May. The taskforce leaders and additional experts discussed food...

Using Nature Based Solutions to halt aquatic biodiversity loss

SCAR FISH SWG published a document titled “Recommendations for applying Nature-Based Solutions as an approach for sustainable use of aquatic resources while achieving the policy goals of the biodiversity strategy”. The document explores the potential of using the Nature-Based Solution (NBS) concept to address societal challenges other than climate...

Cross-cutting issues of the bioeconomy

The European Commission recently published the report “European bioeconomy policy: stocktaking and future developments with an encompassing staff working document”. The report was prepared at the request of the European Council. The report outlines the state of play of the European Bioeconomy and assesses the progress in the implementation of...