The ERA-NETs SUSFOOD2 (SUStainable FOOD production and consumption) and FOSC (Food Systems and Climate) build a network with 13 funding bodies from 12 countries to launch a Joint Call for Proposals on Innovative solutions for resilient, climate-smart and sustainable food systems.
The FUNBREW project won the photo competition and created a web-based video of their project together with the company Hague.
"presenting with impact"
On 15th January we invited our project coordinators and young researchers in the project, to learn to present their research or project, in a clear and convincing manner, tailored to the needs of the target groups. With the goal to help us increase the visibility and awareness for the field of SUSFOOD2
“New solutions for innovative and sustainable food packaging”
Webinar organised by SUSFOOD2 on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 from 10:30 until 12:30 (CET time).
Main goal: Offering knowledge and capacity building to projects partners supported by SUSFOOD2 in the field of food packaging.
On the initiative of MyPack EU project.
The 6th SUSFOOD2 Newsletter is out! We are introducing our, 2nd strategic scene report, sharing some exciting research news from our cofunded projects. https://mailchi.mp/015d11bc8772/newsletter
Joint call “Towards sustainable and organic food systems”
In the Joint Call Step 2, all 29 invited consortia have submitted full-proposals that were assessed for eligibility by the Call Board members and evaluated by international peer-reviewers. Based on the international expert evaluation Step 2, on 18-19 June 2020, the Call Board members selected for funding 12 research projects.
29 full-proposals for joint call “Towards sustainable and organic food systems”
The Joint Call of the ERA-NETs SUSFOOD2 & CORE Organic Cofund full-proposal fase closed on 27 March 2020
A total number of 29 full-proposals were submitted in the Joint Call of ERA-NET SUSFOOD2 and Core Organic Cofunds.
The submitted full-proposals include collaboration of more than 150 researchers and have focused on the following call topics:
Topic 1: Resource-efficient, circular and zero-waste food systems (17 proposals)
Topic 2: Diversity in food from field to plate (5 proposals)
Topic 3: Mild food processing (6 pre-proposals)
Topic 4: Sustainable and smart packaging (1 pre-proposal)
The proposals are assessed for eligibility by the Call Board members and evaluated by international peer-reviewers following the criteria and procedure stated in the Call Announcement and Evaluation guidelines. Based on the expert evaluation, final selection decision by the Call Board will be announced in June 2020.
The network consists of 21 funding bodies from 18 countries/regions, committing around 9.5million EUR for transnational research.
Access to the submission tool and all relevant Call Documents can be found following this link:
The SUSFOOD and CORE Organic Joint Call “Towards sustainable and organic food systems” is open for full-proposals Submission
A total number of 60 pre-proposals were submitted in the Joint Call of ERA-NET SUSFOOD2 and CORE Organic Cofunds.
From these, 43 eligible proposals were evaluated by international peer-review following the criteria and procedure stated in the Call Announcement and Evaluation guidelines.
Based on this expert evaluation, the Call Board decided to invite 29 project consortia to submit a full-proposal.
Deadline for online submission is 27th of March 2020 (15:00 CET).
Access to the submission platform and all relevant Call Documents can be found following this link
60 pre-proposals for joint call “Towards sustainable and organic food systems”
The Joint Call of the ERA-NETs SUSFOOD2 & CORE Organic Cofund closed on 4 November 2019 and received a number of 60 pre-proposals!
The submitted pre-proposals include a collaboration of more than 300 researchers and have focused on the following call topics:
Topic 1: Resource-efficient, circular and zero-waste food systems (41 pre-proposals)
Topic 2: Diversity in food from field to plate (11 pre-proposals)
Topic 3: Mild food processing (7 pre-proposals)
Topic 4: Sustainable and smart packaging (1 pre-proposal)
The joint network consists of 21 funding bodies from 18 countries/regions committing 9.585.000 € for transnational research.
Joint Call 2019: Announcement “Towards sustainable and organic food systems”
The submission tool is available following this link: www.submission-susfood-era.net/sf-co-jointcall
A webinar will be provided for interested applicants 20 September 2019 at 11 a.m. (CET).
Please follow this link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/call_webinar_2019/
Room password: food
There will be a ~30 min presentation and time for your questions. The presentation will cover:
- Introduction to the Call (thematic background, topics)
- Important conditions and requirements (participating countries, timeline, eligibility)
- How to submit a proposal with the SUSFOOD submission tool
- Evaluation of proposals
The webinar will be recorded and provided afterwards, together withs assembled Q&A.
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The first and successful joint Call Board meeting of the ERA-NETs SUSFOOD2 (Sustainable Food Production and Consumption) and CORE Organic Cofund (Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems) was held on 2-3 April 2019 in Brussels.
A joint workshop of the two Cofund ERA-Nets SUSFOOD2 (Sustainable Food Production and Consumption) and CORE Organic Cofund (Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems) was organised in Brussels beginning of June 2018. The aim of the meeting was to identify common topics in the research area of sustainable and organic agriculture and food systems.
Kick-off seminar of latest SUSFOOD2 projects (Call 3)
On 25.10.2018, the SUSFOOD2 ERA-net has held the kick-off seminar of the 12 research projects funded via the Cofunded Call. This seminar took place in Stockholm, Sweden. It included next to the presentation of the projects, some keynote speaches and interactive sessions.
More information, such as the programm and registration link to this semi-public event can be found here.
FINAL seminar FREEZEWAVE project - November 5th 2018 in Nantes (FR)
The FREEZEWAVE project, funded under the SUSFOOD PF7 ERA-NET, concerns the freezing of foods under the assistance of low energy microwaves (2450 MHz). Freezing assisted by low energy microwave permits to obtain a higher number of nucleation sites and in the end a higher frozen food quality with less freeze damage. In the case of conventional freezing process, fast freezing is usually recommended, resulting in a reduction of the ice crystals but also an increase in energy demand (low ambient temperature & high air velocity to enhance the rate of heat transfer). FREEZEWAVE proposes to optimise the freezing rate while exposing foods to a small amount of emitted microwave energy in order to obtain high quality frozen food. More info on the final seminar in France: download info - registration: www.freezewave.eu.
ERA-LEARN 2020 has written a policy brief based on an impact assessment where several projects of SUSFOOD (FP7) were involved. The result of this impact assessment can be downloaded from: https://www.era-learn.eu/publications/other-publications/policy-brief-p… The document is the third annual Policy Brief of ERA-LEARN 2020 and is analysing the impact of P2Ps and P2P-supported projects. The report focuses on the results of a pilot exercise that was addressed to three bio-economy networks (SUSFOOD, ERA-IB-2 and CORE ORGANIC II) and their supported projects. The brief draws on the results of an on-line survey addressed to project beneficiaries of the three networks and on the findings of the interviews with network members and project beneficiaries The discussion of the results is complemented where relevant with some of the findings of the survey conducted for the ERAC Ad-hoc Working Group on Partnerships in 2018 in order to identify challenges to implementation of P2P-supported projects.
The SUSFOOD2 partners had a look at the current landscape SUSFOOD2 works in. This resulting report describes the current background of research and innovation programming in the field of sustainable food production and consumption in Europe. It complements the SUSFOOD Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) and serves as a tool for its implementation. It summarizes the SRA and the objectives of SUSFOOD2, and gives an overview on the main trends and drivers in the field of SUSFOOD. It also lists other relevant initiatives and takes a look on the first achievements of SUSFOOD funded projects.
SUSFOOD Newsletter N°2
The 2nd SUSFOOD2 Newsletter is out! Read about the newly funded projects 2017 Cofunded call, results from the FP7 funded projects and much more: https://mailchi.mp/015d11bc8772/newsletter
On February 15th 2018 at BIOFACH Congress, CORE ORGANIC has organised a session titled "European research meets organic food processing at eye level".
The host, ERA-NET CORE Organic, is a consortium of public funding bodies from more than 20 EU countries that has been funding research on organic food processing over ten years. They invite representatives from food manufacturing, trade organizations and research to present and discuss (i) challenges of the organic food sector, and (ii) how transnational research could contribute to the solutions. One of the invited speakers to this event is Nikola Schulz, Coordinator of SUSFOOD2 ERA-Net.
- More info: http://www.biofach.de
- Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Venue: BIOFACH Congress, Nürnberg Germany, Room Prag, NCC Ost
After a 2-step procedure, including a peer-review evaluation, the SUSFOOD2 consortium selected 12 projects for funding on 13 December 2017. The selected projects succeeded among 95 pre-proposal applications and will run for 3 years from spring 2018 onwards.
The projects relate to the following topics:
- Topic 1: Innovation in food processing technologies and products: 6 projects (BIOCARB-4-FOOD, InProVe, FUNBREW, MEFPROC, DISCOVERY, ProSeaFood)
- Topic 2: Providing added value, increased resource efficiency and reduction of waste in sustainable food systems: 4 projects (AVARE, SPAREC, ImPrOVE, SUSPUFA)
- Topic 3: Understanding consumer behavior and food choices: 2 projects (SUSCHOICE, PLATEFORMS)
The 31st EFFoST International Conference with the topic Food Science and Technology Challenges for the 21st Century - Research to Progress Society in Sitges Spain is hosting a SUSFOOD session. In this session on the first conference day (14/11), 11 projects funded under the FP7 ERA-Net SUSFOOD (2010-2014) will present their work. Join us in Sitges on the 14th of November in the SUSFOOD session from 11-13h. Click here to find more info on the 11 projects presenting their results.
30 projects invited for full-proposal +++ configuration options The SUSFOOD2 Cofunded call received in total 95 pre-proposals for the topics: Innovation in food processing technologies and products Added value, increased resource efficiency and reduction of waste in sustainable food systems Understanding consumer behavior and food choices Harmonisation of the methods and metrics for integrated assessment of sustainability of food products and food patterns After eligibility check and evaluation by 28 international experts, 30 proposals are invited to the second stage to submit their full-proposal until 8 September 2017.
The food processing industry consumes huge amounts of water for several purposes and simultaneously produces corresponding amounts of wastewater. These amounts will increase because the global food demand is expected to rise by 70 percent by 2050. New and innovative solutions are needed to redesign this sector to make it secure, resilient and competitive in the future!
The project BioSuck, which is funded under the FP7 ERA-Net SUSFOOD, aimed at establishing a decision support system (DSS) that accelerates a redesign of the food processing industry. The DSS analyzes the current situation in the food processing industry based on characteristic parameters and as output several recommendations are given in order to save water and costs. The user will get an answer whether a vacuum waste collection system is a potential feasible option and whether collected wastes can be used for bioenergy production.
Find out more on this at the Final seminar of the SUSFOOD1 Project COSUS on June 16th 2017 at Nofima, Norway.
The COSUS project about "Consumers in a sustainable food supply chain: understanding barriers and facilitators for acceptance of suboptimal foods" is funded through the ERA-net SUSFOOD and started in June 2014. The goal of the project was to explore whether consumers and the supply chain can accept and embrace suboptimal foods, in order to reduce food waste. Suboptimal foods are foods that at first glance are not appealing due to their shape, colour or best-before date, but that are still perfectly fine to eat. The 3-year project has involved 7 institutes from 5 countries: Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. At this final seminar they presented the results from the entire project.
Welcome to the first Newsletter of the ERA-Net Cofund SUSFOOD2!
Have a look and meet the network, find out about first results of the cofunded call and much more...
A webinar for interested applicants was held on February 16th by the Call office with more than 170 participants.
We would like to provide the following information and material:
- the slides used for the presentation during the webinar (link to pdf)
- a recording of the webinar https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/p5hsni1s6d1
- collection of Question and Answers (link to pdf)
All attendees who joined the webinar are also kindly invited to give us a short Feedback (anonymous) http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Feedback_SUSFOOD2_Webinar
After positive evaluation, the European Commission has invited the SUSFOOD2 consortium to start a 2nd project phase of five years, this time as an ERA-Net Cofund.
The 25 consortium partners from 15 countries (plus international partner New Zealand and associated partners) will continue its work in supporting and strenghtening research in the field of SUStainable FOOD production and consumption. The new network starts on January 2017 and will run until 31 December 2021.
The goal of SUSFOOD is to maintain the scientific cooperation between EU member and associated states in order to maximise the contribution of research to the development of food systems aiming at more sustainability from production to consumption. Therefore, the SUSFOOD-partners agree to preserve the network of the consortium and continue with joint activities without EU funding.
Further information: see SUSFOOD pages