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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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Eleven European research projects started in early spring 2015.

Each project has a dessemination web site with link to a leaflet. Find the websites via the links below (click on the project name). The websites will be updated on an annual basis or when needed.



List of projects funded by CORE Organic Plus funding bodies, with cofund from the European Commission


FertilCrop: Fertility building management measures in organic cropping systems
Coordinator: Andreas Fliessbach (CH)

Countries involved: PL, CH, IT, DE, FR, DK, SI, EE, SE, LT, ES, NL & NO


ReSolVe: Restoring optimal Soil functionality in degraded areas within organic Vineyards
Coordinator: Edoardo Costantini (IT)

Countries involved: IT, FR, TR, SE, ES & SI


SoilVeg: Improving soil conservation and resource use in organic cropping systems for vegetable production through introduction and management of Agro-ecological Service Crops (ASC)
Coordinator: Stefano Canali (IT)
Countries involved: IT, SI, DK, ES, EE, BE, FR & LV


PRODIVA: Crop diversification and weeds
Coordinator: Bo Melander (DK)

Countries involved: DK, FI, LV, PL, SE & DE


ECOORCHARD: Innovative design and management to boost functional biodiversity of organic orchards
Coordinator: Lene Sigsgaard (DK)

Countries involved: DK, FR, CH, SE, IT, DE, BE, PL & LV


PrOPara: Tackling the parasitological challenges in organic ruminant farming practices
Coordinator: Spiridoula Athanasiadou (UK)

Countries involved: GB, SE, DK, CH, DE, NL, FR &LT

2-ORG-COWS: Towards preventive health management in native dual-purpose cattle adapted to organic pasture based production systems via novel breeding strategies based on novel trait recording
Coordinator: Sven König (DE)

Countries involved: DE, BE, PL, SI, NL, CH, FR & TR


ORGANICDAIRYHEALTH: Improving animal health and welfare in organic cattle milk production through breeding and management

Coordinator: Jan Tind Sorensen (DK)

Countries involved: DK, AT, SE, CH, DE, PL & LT


EcoBerries: Innovative and eco-sustainable processing and packaging for safe, high quality and healthy organic berry products
Coordinaor: Marie Alminger (SE)

Countries involved: SE, NO, IT, RO, FI, FR & TR


SusOrganic: Development of quality standards and optimised processing methods for organic produce
Coordinator: Oliver Hensel (DE)

Countries involved: DE, NO, SE, RO & IT


FaVOR-DeNonDe: Drying, Juices and Jams of Organic Fruit and Vegetables: what happens to Desired and Non-Desired compounds?
Coordinator: Roberto Lo Scalzo (IT)

Countries involved: IT, EE, NO, DK & DE


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