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Cluster 6

Horizon Europe is the largest source of public funding for research and innovation from the European Commission. It has a total budget of € 95.5 billion for 2021-2027, of which around € 9 billion is foreseen for Cluster 6 on Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment. Around € 897 million is dedicated to the Cluster 6 calls in the 2023 Work Programme. The Info days to present the upcoming calls for Cluster 6 will take place on 13 and 14 December, followed by a brokerage event on 19 December.

The Cluster 6 Work Programme calls are structured into 7 ”destinations”:

  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Fair, healthy and environment-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption (Farm2Fork)
  • Circular...

FS – The Food Systems Working Group would like your expertise!

The SCAR Food Systems Strategic Working Group (SCAR FS SWG) has developed a second draft of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the future partnership Sustainable Partnership for People, Planet and Climate. The new draft takes into account input from the FS SWG members and relevant stakeholders.  

Next, the Working...

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Earlier this year, the European Commission asked all EU Member States, Associated Countries and Candidate Associated Countries for an indication of financial commitments to the four upcoming partnerships. Most countries responded with a wide interest. All four upcoming Horizon Europe Cluster 6 partnerships will have a corresponding topic...

SAP – Looking to the future of livestock production

The SCAR Sustainable Animal Production Collaborative Working Group (SCAR SAP CWG) organised an expert workshop on the future of livestock production. Researchers from Wageningen University presented a comparative analysis of 20 national livestock strategies during the workshop. The workshop also included keynote speeches and breakout groups on...

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...

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...