header-bg.jpg

EU Projects


Agricultural research has played a vital role in generating economic and wider societal returns, addressing immediate challenges whilst also anticipating future needs. Collaboration between researchers, farmers and businesses through a multi-actor approach can augment research and innovation efforts on the ground and have a positive synergetic effect on the projects’ success.

Over the past years, Copa and Cogeca have increasingly engaged in European projects relating to agriculture, the environment and rural development. Take a look at the projects we are involved in.

.

On-going 

FOODCoST: FOOD Costing and Internalisation of Externalities for System Transition

Start date: June 2022
End date: May 2026

The overall objective of FOODCoST is to develop tools, policies and business models for pathways towards sustainable production and consumption in the food system through internalising positive and negative externalities. FOODCoST redefines the value of food and provides a set of improved and harmonised analytical instruments for valuation and internalisation of externalities to assess the direct and indirect impact, co-create options for solutions, and provide guidance to policy makers, businesses and other actors.

MORE INFORMATION
On-going 

PREPSOIL

Start date: July 2022
End date: June 2025

PREPSOIL will support the implementation of the Soil Mission by creating awareness and knowledge on soil needs among stakeholders in regions across Europe. This will include the co-creation and roll out of tools and spaces for interaction, knowledge-sharing and co-learning, and stocktaking and dialogue to understand how regional ‘soil needs’ assessment, supported by harmonised monitoring mechanisms for soil health.

MORE INFORMATION
On-going 

QuantiFarm

Start date: July 2022
End date: December 2026

The QuantiFarm project will support the increased deployment of digital technologies in agriculture. Using results on the use of data-driven technology innovations, the project aims to improve the sustainability of the agri-food value chain, in coordination with the most appropriate behaviour and business model innovations that are necessary for maximising their impact.

MORE INFORMATION
On-going 

GAEA

Start date: July 2022
End date: June 2024

The project aims to improve the quality of entrepreneurship education in the agriculture sector for young women living in rural areas. The project will promote new professional pathways and tailored career counselling, guidance and mentoring for women in rural areas by linking training and educational contents to skills thus making up- and re-skilling processes an important tool to reduce skills gaps and tackle skills mismatches.

MORE INFORMATION
On-going 

EU-FARMBOOK

Start date: August 2022
End date: July 2029

The overall goal of the EU-FarmBook project is to support knowledge exchange between all EU and national AKIS actors by further developing, expanding, exploiting and maintaining an easily accessible and user-friendly EU-wide digital platform for practitioners in agriculture, forestry and other rural sectors.

MORE INFORMATION
On-going 

EU4Advice

Start date: October 2022
End date: September 2027

The main objective of EU4Advice project is to set the foundations and structures required to ensure effective capacity building of SFSC actors through fluent knowledge transfer. It will apply the principles of the interactive innovation model in order to boost the role of advisors as catalysers of the knowledge flow from research to practice.

MORE INFORMATION
Completed

SmartAgriHubs

Start date: September 2018
End date: October 2022

The SAH project aims to promote the digitisation of European agriculture by fostering an agricultural innovation ecosystem dedicated to excellence, sustainability and success. It aims to deliver 80 new digital solutions for the market, raise €30M in additional funding from public, regional, national and private sources, and plans to help digitise over 2 million farms across Europe.

MORE INFORMATION
Completed

Disarm - Disseminating Solutions for Antibiotic Resistance

Start date: January 2019
End date: May 2022

DISARM is an active network that aims to foster collaboration between farmers, veterinarians, advisory services, academics and the industry to disseminate innovative solutions for antibiotic resistance management in livestock production to alleviate the threat of antibiotic resistance. The network will exchange innovative approaches between industries and countries to share best practices across the whole livestock sector.

MORE INFORMATION
Completed

Smartchain - Smart solutions in short food supply chains

Start date: September 2019
End date: August 2021

The SMARTCHAIN project aims to stimulate demand-driven innovation in short food supply chains to improve competitiveness and foster rural development using a multi-actor approach. The project uses an interactive innovation model where all actors involved in the project work together to make better use of scientific and practical knowledge, for the co-creation and diffusion of novel solutions ready to solve practical problems.

MORE INFORMATION
Completed

Innoseta - Accelerating Innovative Practices for Spraying Equipment, Training and Advisory Services

Start date: May 2018
End date: October 2021

The main objective of INNOSETA is to set up an innovative self-sustainable thematic network for spraying equipment, training and advising to contribute to closing the gap between the available novel high-end crop protection solutions – either commercial or from applicable research results – and everyday European agricultural practices.

MORE INFORMATION
Completed

Growing the Future: Enhancing the Attractiveness of the Agricultural Sector

Start date: January 2020
End date: June 2021

The Growing the Future project aims to improve employability in the agricultural sector and contribute to economic, social and environmental development of rural areas through three main objectives: collecting data on the labour shortage in the agricultural sector; identifying the causes of this labour shortage; and promoting best practices across the EU to overcome labour shortage.

MORE INFORMATION