Core Organic
CORE Organic

CORE Organic is the acronym for "Coordination of European Transnational Research in Organic Food and Farming Systems". As an ERA-NET action, it intends to increase cooperation between national research activities. CORE Organic Plus is the continuation of the ERA-Nets CORE Organic I and CORE Organic II. Compared to the previous CORE Organic ERA-Nets the Plus ERA-Net will benefit from an additional top-up funding by the European Commission.

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Welcome to CORE Organic Cofund!


The call announcement of the CORE Organic 2016 call is available here.


CORE Organic will publish the National Rules and Priorities and have the submission site ( ready as soon as possible. If you subscribe to the CORE Organic Newsletter you will be notified as soon as the supporting documents and submission site are ready.


A Brokerage Event for the CORE Organic Call will take place 7 December 2016 in connection to the Organic Innovation Days of TP Organics. The CORE Organic Brokerage event is organised by TP Organics for the CORE Organic ERA-NET and the project- and call managers from CORE Organic will present the call. At the event, the call content and the application procedure will be explained. Two brokerage sessions will be organised giving potential applicants the opportunity to find partners. A pre-announcement of the call is expected to be published at the beginning of November. Please use this link to see the agenda and register for the event.


Join the CORE Organic Research Seminar 18 October 2016 in Bucharest, Romania. Fourteen projects will present their results. Read about the event HERE


CORE Organic continues - the next call is planned to be launched in December 2016

After a positive evaluation, the European Commission (EC) has invited the CORE Organic Cofund consortium to start a 2nd project phase of 5-years as an ERA-Net Cofund. The Cofund mechanism implies EC cofunding for research projects and funds for additional activities. This allows the ERA-Net to plan an additional call in 2019 as well but without cofunding from the EC.



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News from CORE Organic

List of funded CORE Organic Plus projects


CORE Organic has started its 3rd contract with the European Commission, and a transnational call on organic food and farming systems was launched in December 2013, with 9.7 million Euros for research from 22 funding bodies, and 3 million Euros from the EC. The project CORE Organic Plus will run for 5 years until the research projects initiated have been finalised and evaluated.

The four thematic research areas of the call are:
1. Crop: Plant/Soil interaction in organic crop production
2. Functional biodiversity to improve management of diseases, weeds and pests
3. Livestock health management system including breeding
4. Ensuring quality and safety of organic food along the processing chain




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CORE Organic is coordinated by International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, ICROFS
Phone: +45 87157716 (Ulla Sonne Bertelsen)


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