Newsflash 11, 23 November 2015 by the EIP-AGRI Service Point
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Workshop "Interactive innovation in motion: multi-actor projects and thematic networks under Horizon 2020".

Live web streaming available on Tuesday 24 November from 10:00 onwards


On Tuesday 24 November 2015 the European Commission welcomes 100 participants for the workshop "Interactive innovation in motion: multi-actor projects and thematic networks under Horizon 2020".

This workshop is so far maintained, thanks to the presence of many of the speakers who travelled to Brussels to exchange their experience with the audience. (update Monday 23 November 2015 - 16:40)

You can download the final draft agenda of the workshop on the EC website. 

For those not able to participate, the European Commission provides live streaming during the event via
After the event all video recording, minutes and background material will be published on the workshop webpage.  

This workshop is organised within the InfoWeek on Societal Challenge 2 calls 2016 from 24 to 27 November 2015.

Update Monday 23 November 2015 - 16:40: For those of you who have planned to participate in the InfoWeek in general, please note that the Infoday is also maintained so far. As regards public transport, it is mostly the metro which is closed together with a few other lines. You can plan your public transport journey here and follow latest developments here: Organisers of the brokerage event on 26 November will keep their registered participants informed of their decisions. The NCP meeting on 27 November is postponed.

Go to the live webstream page

Download the final draft agenda


Horizon 2020: Calls for 2016-2017 with 560 million Euros to boost farm productivity and sustainability and rural growth

  • How to renew our farming and food systems to feed 9 billion people with nutritious food?
  • How to develop our farms competitiveness, resource-efficiency and resilience in a changing climate?
  • How to boost rural areas sustainable growth potential?

These are some of the core questions which projects financed by the newly published Horizon 2020 work programme for 2016-2017 will have to answer. With an unprecedented budget of 560 million Euros for agriculture, forestry and rural research and innovation, Europe intends to boost investment in food systems and rural development.

The new work programme will also give a new boost to the EIP-AGRI with €371 million, spread over 38 topics, dedicated to multi-actor projects which will feed their practical solutions into the network. These projects allow researchers and practitioners to jointly work on innovative solutions that can be applied in the field.

Read more

EIP-AGRI brochure on Horizon 2020: Find your way through different funding opportunities for agricultural research and innovation

The EIP-AGRI brochure on “Funding opportunities under Horizon 2020 – calls 2016” aims to guide you through the topics and opportunities for 2016 that may interest members of the EIP-AGRI network.

Finding your way through networking and cooperation initiatives in agriculture and forestry through Research &Innovation

The EIP-AGRI brochure “Research and Innovation across EU borders” helps you find your way through research networking and cooperation initiatives in agriculture and forestry. It gives a thematic overview of European Research Area Networks (ERA-NETs), Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs), Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and European Technology Platforms (ETPs) that are relevant to productive and sustainable agriculture and forestry in the EU.

Exploring research projects and results may even give you inspiration to set up multi-actor projects or  Operational Groups, start follow-up applied research or look for organisations that are active in your field.

The EIP-AGRI Service Point is based in Brussels. You can reach us from Monday to Friday from 9:00 – 17:00. By phone +32 2 543 73 48 or email

Further information can be found on the EIP AGRI homepage

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