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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 well as ideas on how to implement carbon-farming practices. On 17 and 18 May 2022 the EU Missions info days took place, to explain to potential applicants what to expect and how to apply. You can listen to the recordings here.

Learn how to apply and join the call through this link.

Logo CWG SAP

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...

Joining forces against imported deforestation

Earlier this year, SCAR ARCH SWG and SCAR FOREST SWG joined forces to identify research gaps and needs to better address deforestation and forest degradation. Both are triggered throughout the world by European imports of commodities (raw materials, food, timbers, etc.).

The Groups organised an expert dialogue on 2 and 3 February 2022 that...

11th SCAR AKIS SWG meeting

The 11th SCAR AKIS SWG meeting took place on 6 and 7 April and focused on the following topics:

  • Member states’ CAP AKIS plans: Participants shared and discussed national strategies and interventions regarding the AKIS.
  • Strengthening the multi-actor approach: the LIAISON project team organised a small workshop, which allowed the participants...

European Partnership on agroecology

European agriculture is facing big challenges. to make the agricultural sector more sustainable, resilient, and responsive to societal and policy demands. Under Horizon Europe, a research partnership is planned to address just that through agroecology.

The SCAR Working Group on Agroecology (SCAR AE SWG) was created in January 2021 and brings...