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AHW - A new secretariat for international research consortium “STAR-IDAZ”

The STAR-IDAZ International Research Consortium (IRC) on Animal Health includes four Regional Networks to facilitate regional coordination, with the AHW CWG operating as the European Network. The STAR-IDAZ now has a new secretariat: SIRCAH2. SIRCAH2 began on 1 October 2022 and will continue supporting STAR-IDAZ IRC for 4,5 years with funding from the European Commission. The new secretariat will build on previous collaborations in SIRCAH (Secretariat to STAR-IDAZ IRC on Animal Health). Kreavet, CABI, DEFRA, BBRSC and WOAH will continue to work together to facilitate STAR-IDAZ IRC in achieving its aims. 

STAR-IDAZ IRC is a global network of research funders and programme owners aiming to coordinate research at the international...

FOREST – Preparing the new candidate partnership

The SCAR FOREST SWG has been developing a draft version of a fiche for a European Partnership on forest and forestry. The partnership has been in the works since 2021. It follows the EU forest strategy objective to propose a research and innovation partnership on forestry.

The fiche was discussed during the last meeting of the SCAR SWG FOREST...

FISH – Raising awareness on the technological advances of fisheries monitoring

The SCAR Fisheries and Aquaculture Strategic Working Group (SCAR FISH SWG) published a report “Innovation In fisheries monitoring science – fisheries dependent data as a tool for real-time advice”. The report raises awareness on the need to integrate and operationalize technological developments in fisheries monitoring.

A vital requirement to...

Bioeconomy Strategic Working Group (BSW)

The SCAR Bioeconomy SWG has elected three new co-chairs. Johanna Kohl (Finland), Luka Juvančič (Slovenia) and Martin Behrens (Germany) will lead the working group in its future endeavors.

Johanna Kohl (FI), email:

Adjunct Professor, Dr. Johanna Kohl works as Director in Circular Bioeconomy Research Programme in Natural...


On 20 and 21 June 2022, the SCAR AKIS SWG met in Lugo, Spain, for their 12th meeting. The meeting further expanded upon the previous meeting. It focused mainly on education and on training of advisors, digital training and social innovation.

The meeting contributed to the Seminar on Extension and Education with a discussion on three dimensions of...

SCAR Conference 2022

“Humans in transitions: towards agroecological approaches and sustainable food systems”


The SCAR Conference was held on 14 June 2022 in Paris, and was hosted by the EU French Presidency. The conference was built as an interactive SCAR-level event, to discuss two topics:

  • The transition that the agri-food sector needs to undergo in the...

AE - Over 100 contributions during SRIA consultati

The SCAR Strategic Working Group on Agroecology (SCAR AE SWG) is developing the European partnership's Strategic Research Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the future European Partnership on accelerating farming systems transition: agroecology living labs and research infrastructures (AELLRI).

Earlier this year, the Working Group organised a...