PLATFORM of bioeconomy ERA-NET Actions (PLATFORM)

PLATFORM is the forum for funders and programme managers in European Research Area Networks (ERA-NETs) in the fields that make up the bioeconomy: food, agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries, forestry, climate, biodiversity and biotechnologies. PLATFORM aims to improve exchange and cooperation and to strengthen their impact on the ERA and the European bioeconomy.

PLATFORM has become a robust forum and offers mutual learning and networking opportunities to the ERA-NET actors, thus enhancing coordination and maximising synergies. The project also engages other coordination networks with bioeconomic relevance, such as Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) and Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) Working Groups.

PLATFORM ran from January 2012 until February 2015 (36 months). The Coordination Action (CA) was funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The consortium consisted of 13 partners from 8 European member states and associated countries.

PLATFORM continues further under Horizon2020 for the period 2015-2018. The current consortium consist of 9 partners from 6 European member states and associated countries. The project will build on the previous activities to further strengthen mutual learning, maximise synergies and increase coordination. It aims to expand the network to new ERA-NET actions (Cofund), to more JPIs and will also seek stronger interaction with the SCAR.

 

 

PLATFORM Policy Briefs:
Actor-driven recommendations to improve impact

Two PLATFORM Policy Briefs have been published so far. The first policy brief ‘The future of cooperation and collaboration in public-public partnerships between Member States’ compiles the main conclusions of the PLATFORM World Café workshop ‘Think Back, Act Forward’ on collaboration between Member States, held March 27th, 2015 at Schiphol Airport in The Netherlands.  It was sent in a letter to the EC and was provided as  input for the EC workshop on April 27th, 2015 about the new instruments for Cofund Actions in Societal Challenge 2.

The second policy brief ‘Co-creation of a Global Bioeconomy’ is a result of discussions held at the first PLATFORM Annual Events in the session  ‘Impact and alignment’ and the session  ‘Outreach to other geographical regions’.  In this policy brief PLATFORM partners propose the ERA-NET instrument and give several recommendation to address the societal challenges of the 21st century on a global scale.

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PLATFORM news

HDHL-INTIMIC – the 2nd ERA-Net Cofund within JPI HDHL is on its way
HDHL-INTIMIC – the 2nd ERA-Net Cofund within JPI HDHL is on its way
Published Jul 11, 2016
After positive evaluation by the European Commission, the new ERA-NET Cofun…
FACCE SURPLUS Kick-off meeting and Biorefining Workshop, Denmark, September 14-15
FACCE SURPLUS Kick-off meeting and Biorefining Workshop, Denmark, September 14-15
Published Jul 7, 2016
To present funded projects and create synergy with ongoing research, FACCE …
FOOD 2030: Research & Innovation for Tomorrow's Nutrition & Food Systems
FOOD 2030: Research & Innovation for Tomorrow's Nutrition & Food Systems
Published Jul 7, 2016
The EC organizes this high level event in Brussels on the 12th (preconferen…
Questionnaire on Biomedical Research Infrastructures
Questionnaire on Biomedical Research Infrastructures
Published Jul 7, 2016
Research infrastructures play an important role in the advancement of knowl…
CORE Organic continues
CORE Organic continues
Published Jul 7, 2016
After a positive evaluation, the European Commission (EC) has invited the C…

 

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