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The European Research Area Networks (ERA-Nets) are designed to support Europe's digital and green transition through transnational cooperation, improve access to excellent research and innovation for researchers across the EU and promote the transfer from research to industry. The aim of the ERA-NET Cofund Instruments is to promote coordination and joint calls for proposals for national and regional research funding programmes in strategically important thematic areas of European research and innovation.
Research funding organisations and programme managers from EU Member States and Associated States pool financial and human resources for the development of joint activities and launch joint calls for projects via the national funding agencies. For example, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture BMEL participates in a wide range of ERA-NET initiatives via its funding agency BLE (ptble).
Besides the ERA-Net instrument, there are other funding programmes for transnational research projects, such as Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI - e.g. FACCE), PRIMA, CORNET, LIFE, Interreg and others.
NETFIB – Verwertung von Nesselfasern aus Grenzertragsflächen angebaut im System der Agroforstwirtschaft (NETFIB) ▶
Debates on the energetic use of biomass show that land is a scarce resource. There are increasing land use conflicts between the needs of food production and the non-food use of biomass. This conflict is due to the use o…
AquaTech4Feed – Neue nachhaltige Aquakulturtechnologien für die Produktion innovativer Futtermittel für verbesserte Fischbestände (Novel sustainable aquaculture technologies for the production of innovative feeds for… ▶
AquaTech4Feed aims to formulate novel fish feeds from alternative protein-containing biomass sources such as algae, duckweed, insects and microbiomes (bioflakes) in order to improve fish production and product quality. P…
MilKey – Entscheidungshilfsystem für eine nachhaltige und bezogen auf den Ausstoß von THG optimierte Milchproduktion in europäischen Schlüsselregionen (MilKey) ▶
The Milkey project has a number of objectives, all of which are aimed at developing holistic system concepts for sustainable and low-emission milk production, focusing on key European regions. These include: - An analys…
M4Models – Wirtschaftsdüngermanagement zur Minderung von Methanemissionen: Verbesserte Modellierung in Emissionsinventaren als Unterstützung für politische Handlungsoptionen (M4Models) ▶
The M4Models project will investigate the reduction potential for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from livestock using a new methodology to determine methane (CH4) emissions from liquid manure storage combined with a mode…
The MELS project builds on the DATAMAN project of the Global Research Alliance. In MELS, additional data on emissions from manure management as well as activity data and supplementary data are collected. The data will be…