European Commission: Open Call for EIP-AGRI Focus Group Experts

Deadline: 6 September 2017

The European Commission has launched a call for experts such as farmers, foresters, advisers, scientists and other relevant actors for three new EIP-AGRI Focus Groups.

The purpose of a Focus Group is to explore practical innovative solutions to problems or opportunities and to draw on and share experience gained from relevant innovative projects.

Objectives

  • Taking stock of the state of the art of practice in the field of the EIP-AGRI Focus Group activity, listing problems and opportunities;
  • Taking stock of the state of the art of research in this field, summarising possible solutions to the problems listed;
  • Identifying needs from practice and possible directions for further research;
  • Highlighting priorities for innovative actions by suggesting potential practical Operational Groups or other project formats to test solutions and opportunities, including ways to disseminate the practical knowledge gathered.

Themes

  • Moving from source to sink in arable farming
  • Circular Horticulture
  • Enhancing production and use of renewable energy on the farm

Eligibility Criteria

  • The composition of the Focus Groups will be based on the following profiles, while taking into account the different characteristics of the specific challenge/objective at stake and a good balance in the composition of the group (area of expertise, professional capacity and experience, geographical balance, etc.):
    • Experts such as farmers, foresters, advisers, with relevant practical experience and technical knowledge on the topic, who can contribute with practical solutions for problems or opportunities in the field.
    • Experts with a good understanding and experience of the relevant economic situation related to the topic concerned, including market prospects, production costs, supply, manufacturing, and socio-economic impact for farmers and the forest sector.
    • Experts with experience in practical research and innovation actions related to the topic

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit EIP-AGRI.

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