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Grants for research projects concerning sustainable management, production and use of biological resources, through life sciences and biotechnology

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Grants for research projects concerning sustainable management, production and use of biological resources, through life sciences and biotechnology

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This programme continues under Horizon 2020, Pillar 3 "Societal Challenges" for the period 2014-2020. Its programmes reflect the policy priorities of the Europe 2020 strategy.

* Building a European Knowledge Based Bio-Economy by bringing together science, industry and other ...

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Find all useful information about FP7 - COOPERATION - 2 FOOD, AGRICULTURE, BIOTECHNOLOGY


  • 20 November 2015
    € 1.6bn investment package for the Spanish fisheries and aquaculture sectors
    The European Commission has adopted a key investment package for the Spanish maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) with about € 1.2 billion of EU funding.

  • 07 July 2011
    €37.6 million EU support for the promotion of agricultural products
    The European Commission has approved 26 programmes in 13 Member States to provide information on and to promote agricultural products in the European Union. The total budget for the programmes, which will run for between one and three years, is €75.1 million, of which the EU will contribute €37.6...

  • 18 April 2011
    Commission publishes report on socio-economic aspects of GMO cultivation in Europe
    European Commission report presented today demonstrates the current limitations in assessing the socio-economic implications of cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in the European Union. Specifically, the report to the European Parliament and the Council, which is based on information ...

  • 13 April 2011
    Excessive use of antibiotics in agriculture?
    Public health officials have long warned of the dangers of the over-use of antibiotics in humans. The same applies to animals, and since the increase this overuse produces in antimicrobial resistance, known as AMR, is identical in humans and animals

  • 26 August 2010
    Captive breeding of Bluefin tuna: another EU successful project
    EU scientists working under the SELFDOTT project, funded by the European Union, to the tune of € 2.98 million and co-ordinated by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), have succeeded in obtaining viable mass eggs from Atlantic bluefin tuna in captivity, using natural means and without any ...

  • 04 March 2010
    EUROBIOREF for new biorefinery
    EUROBIOREF ('European multilevel integrated biorefinery design for sustainable biomass processing', a new EU-funded project to dramatically improve the performance of Europe's biorefineries. The project aims to improve cost efficiency by 30%, cut energy use by 30% and reduce feedst...

  • 05 February 2010
    New pilot-program in the field of biotechnology and health between EU and India
    NEW INDIGO (Initiative for the development and integration of Indian and European research) has received almost EUR 2.5 million under the 'Horizontal actions and measures in support of international cooperation' (INCO) priority of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

  • 12 January 2010
    Traditional foods can sustain European cultures
    A report on traditional foods in Europe has been recently published by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF). This document also includes a series of recipe cards. The work is part of the EU-funded EuroFIR ('European food information resource network') project, whose objective is to d...

  • 31 August 2009
    The NEMO project is exploring new ways to biofuels.
    The EU has funded a new project with the ambition to develop techniques for efficient production of biofuels from the point of environmental but also economically.

  • 02 July 2009
    The infrastructure of biobanks plans to develop a prototype for 2010
    The infrastructure took a major step forward by reviewing more than 300 European biobanks.



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