Open Call in ERA-NET Cofund: 1st ICT-AGRI-FOOD - Deadline 31 January 2020

The ERA-NET ICT-AGRI-FOOD has published a call with pre-proposal deadline 31 January 2020.



Pre-Proposal: 31 January 2020

Full-Proposal: n/a

Publication Date:

09 December 2019


Short Call Abstract:

The ERA-NET Cofund ICT-AGRI-FOOD will launch a joint cofunded call addressing the challenge of transforming the European agri-food systems into sustainable, resilient, transparent and fair systems as outlined in the vision below.

The call will be funded by 29 institutions from 22 countries, 3 European regions and the European Commission and has an overall budget of more than 20 Mio Euro.

This funding initiative call for applied and fundamental research and resulting projects’ potential impact should be relevant for enabling digital technology solutions for a transition towards more sustainable and resilient agri-food systems. The proposed research projects should be consistent with the scope of this call and with the national/organisational thematic priorities of the countries/regions involved in the projects.

Whenever possible, systems thinking should be the guiding paradigm. Proposals should combine different aspects that are relevant to tackle the challenge of digitisation of the agrifood system. An integrated, transdisciplinary research approach should consider the three pillars of sustainability: social, economic and environmental costs and benefits of the application of ICT technologies in the agri-food systems should be explored, including people’s livelihoods and jobs, animal welfare, biodiversity, nutrition and food security. Systems thinking allows for a better understanding of the relevant drivers and impacts in a wider context. Researchers from the fields of social sciences, (socio-) economics and policy research are explicitly invited.

SSH aspects:

economics; demography; finance; civil society;

Specific participation requirements:

The ICT-AGRI-FOOD 2019 Joint Call will follow a 2-step procedure with a pre-proposal (step 1) and full-proposal (step 2). There will be an expert evaluation and selection by funders at both steps.

Research consortia should consist of minimum 3 partners eligible for funding from at least 3 participating countries in the ICT-AGRI-FOOD ERA-NET Cofund. A provisional list of countries and corresponding funding organisations is given in the call announcement.