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Horizon 2020
Research opportunities on farm
animal welfare and trends for
Horizon 2020
Strasbourg: Animal Welfare Intergroup
19 April 2012
Dr Danièle Tissot
European Commission
DG Research and Innovation, Dir E
Animal welfare research in FP7
From FP5 to FP7
Increase project size
Pure AW projects
Broader projects including AW as a package
From qualitative to quantitative welfare assessment
Coverage of new species in relation to future AW
Seventh Framework Programme
Animal Welfare
First Call 2007: 2 projects selected
2008 Calls: topic closed
2009 Call: Topic closed
2010 Work Programme: 3 projects
• 2011 Call: ERA-Net on Animal Health
and Welfare
• 2012 Call: Topic closed
• 2013 Call: intention to open again for
animal welfare linked to production
EU Seventh Framework Programme
First call 2007
Econwelfare: Good animal welfare in a socioeconomic context: Project to promote insight
on the impact for the animal, the production
chain and society of upgrading AW standards
EAWP: European Animal Welfare Platform:
adding welfare quality to food/progressing
animal welfare throughout the food chain
Call 2011
ERA-Net on Animal Health and Welfare: ANIHWA
an ERA-NET instrument using grants to
support public-public partnerships in their
preparation, establishment of networking
structures, design, implementation and
coordination of joint activities as well as topping
up of individual joint calls and of actions of a
transnational nature;
EU Seventh Framework Programme
Call 2010
Welfare Indicators: Development,
integration and dissemination of animal-based
welfare indicators,including pain,in
commercially important husbandry species,
with special emphasis on small ruminants,
equidae and turkey
Aware: Animal welfare research in an
enlarged Europe
Copewell: Coping ability of farmed fishtowards a deeper understanding of fish welfare
Horizon 2020: What’s new
• A single programme bringing together three separate
programmes/initiatives: the 7th research Framework
Programme (FP7), innovation aspects of Competitiveness
and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), EU
contribution to the European Institute of Innovation and
Technology (EIT)
• More innovation, from research to retail, all forms of
• Focus on societal challenges facing EU society, e.g. health,
clean energy and transport
• Simplification: new simplified rules of participation with a
reduced number of funding schemes.
Horizon 2020: Framework
Programme for Research
and Innovation
Europe 2020 Priorities
European Research Area
International cooperation
Shared objectives and principles
Tackling Societal Challenges
Health, demographic change and wellbeing
Food sec., sust. agri., mar. res. & bioeconomy
Secure, clean and efficient energy
Smart, green and integrated transport
Supply of raw materials, resource efficiency
and climate action
Inclusive, innovative and secure societies
EIT will contribute to addressing these challenges
Simplified access
Creating Industrial Leadership
and Competitive Frameworks
 Leadership in enabling and industrial
technologies (Biotechnology,…)
 Access to risk finance
 Innovation in SMEs
Excellence in the Science Base
Frontier research (ERC)
Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)
Skills and career development (Marie Curie)
Research infrastructures
Common rules, toolkit of funding schemes
Coherence with other
EU and MS actions
Horizon 2020: Three priorities:
• Excellent science (€24,6 billion)
• Industrial leadership (€17,9 billion)
• Societal challenges (€31,7 billion)
Horizon 2020
Priority 1: Excellent science
• World class science is the foundation of tomorrow’s
technologies, jobs and wellbeing
• Europe needs to develop, attract and retain research talent
• Researchers need access to the best infrastructures
European Research Council
Frontier research by the best individual teams
13 268 M€
Future and Emerging Technologies
Collaborative research to open new fields of innovation
3 100 M€
Marie Curie actions
Opportunities for training and career development
5 752 M€
Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructure)
Ensuring access to world-class facilities
2 478 M€
Horizon 2020
Priority 2: Industrial Leadership
• Europe needs more innovative SMEs to create growth and jobs
• Strategic investments in key technologies (e.g. advanced
manufacturing, micro-electronics) underpin innovation across
existing and emerging sectors
• Europe needs to attract more private investment in research and
Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies
(ICT, nanotechnologies, materials, biotechnology, manufacturing, space)
13 781 M€
Access to risk finance
3 538 M€
Leveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation
Innovation in SMEs
Fostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMEs
619 M€ complemented by
6829 M€ (expected 15%
of societal challenges +
Horizon 2020
Priority 3: Societal challenges
• EU policy objectives (climate, environment, energy, transport etc)
cannot be achieved without innovation
• Breakthrough solutions come from multi-disciplinary
collaborations, including social sciences & humanities
• Promising solutions need to be tested, demonstrated and scaled
Health, demographic change and wellbeing
8 033 M€
Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime resources & the
4 152 M€
Secure, clean and efficient energy
5 782 M€
Smart, green and integrated transport
6 802 M€
Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials
3 160 M€
Inclusive, innovative and secure societies
3 819 M€
Horizon 2020
Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine
and maritime resources & the bioeconomy
The specific objective is to secure sufficient supplies of safe and high
quality food and other bio-based products, by developing
productive and resource efficient primary production systems,
fostering related ecosystem services, along side competitive and
low carbon supply chains.
This will accelerate the transition to a sustainable European bioeconomy
Broad lines of activities:
Sustainable agriculture and forestry
Sustainable and competitive agri-food sector for a safe and healthy diet
Unlocking the potential of aquatic living resources
Sustainable and competitive bio-based industries
Horizon 2020
Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine
and maritime resources & the bioeconomy
Sustainable agriculture and forestry:
«The aim is to supply sufficient food, feed, biomass and other
raw-materials, while safeguarding natural resources and
enhancing ecosystems services, including coping with and
mitigating climate change. The activities shall focus on more
sustainable and productive agriculture and forestry systems
which are both resource-efficient (including low-carbon) and
resilient, while at the same time developing of services,
concepts and policies for thriving rural livelihoods »
Horizon 2020
Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and
maritime resources & the bioeconomy
Sustainable agriculture and forestry:
1. Increasing production efficiency and coping with
climate change, while ensuring sustainability and
2. Providing ecosystem services and public goods
3. Empowerment of rural areas, support to policies and
rural innovation
Horizon 2020
Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and
maritime resources & the bioeconomy
Unlocking the potential of aquatic living resources
Developing sustainable and environmentally- friendly fisheries
Developing competitive European aquaculture
Boosting marine innovation through biotechnology
The Bioeconomy
Promotes sustainable production of renewable biological
resources and their conversion into food, bio-based products,
biofuels and bioenergy while preserving the environment and
ecosystem services;
Encompasses the sectors of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food and
pulp and paper, as well as parts of the chemical, biotechnological
and energy industries;
Provides and protects public goods, such as clean air and water,
fertile and functioning soils, landscapes, sustainable marine
ecosystems and biodiversity;
Applies a wide array of sciences (e.g. life sciences, agronomy,
ecology, forestry-, fisheries- and social sciences) and enabling and
industrial technologies (e.g. biotechnology, nanotechnology and
ICT) with local and tacit knowledge;
Contributes to address major societal challenges (e.g. food security,
climate change, limited natural resources), economic growth and
job creation.
European Strategy and Action Plan
Innovating for Sustainable Growth:
A Bioeconomy for Europe
Challenges identified
- Ensuring food security
- Managing natural resources sustainably
- Reducing dependency on non-renewable resources
- Mitigating and adapting to climate change
- Creating jobs and maintaining European competitiveness
- Pave the way to a more innovative, resource efficient and competitive
society that reconciles food security with the sustainable use of renewable
resources, while ensuring environmental protection.
- Contribute to a more coherent policy environment and better interrelations
between national, EU and global bioeconomy policies
- Seek synergies and respect complementarities with other policy areas,
instruments and funding sources
European Strategy and
Action Plan
Innovating for Sustainable Growth:
A Bioeconomy for Europe
 Ensure substantial EU and national funding for bioeconomy and innovation
 Increase the share of multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral research and innovation
 Promote the uptake and diffusion of innovation in bioeconomy sectors; create feedback
mechanisms on regulation and policy
 Build the human capacity required to support growth and integration of bioeconomy
Create a Bioeconomy Panel to enhancing synergies and coherence between policies;
foster participation of researchers, end-users, policy- makers and civil society
Establish a Bioeconomy Observatory and develop forward-looking and modelling tools
Support the development of regional and national bioeconomy strategies
Develop international cooperation to jointly address global challenges ( security,
 Provide the knowledge-base for sustainable intensification of primary production;
 Promote the setting up of networks for integrated and diversified biorefineries;
establish a PPP for bio-based industries
 Support expansion of new markets; facilitate green procurement for bio-based products
 Develop science-based approaches to inform consumers about product properties
EU Institutions
Member States
Horizon 2020 and partnering
Public private partnerships:
Through Joint Technology Initiatives or other formal structures (Art. 187)
Through contractual agreements, which provide inputs for work programmes
Only when criteria met, e.g. clear commitments from private partners
Public public partnerships:
Through “ERA-Nets” for topping up individual calls/ actions (replacing current ERANet, ERA-Net Plus, Inco-Net, Inno-net)
Through participation in joint programmes between Member States (Art. 185)
Supporting agendas of Joint Programming Initiatives when in line with Horizon 2020
Only when criteria met, e.g. financial commitments of participating countries
European Innovation Partnerships
Not funding instruments, but for coordination with broader policies and programmes
Innovation Union:
Enhancing Joint Programming
• JP is a voluntary partnership between Member States (and
Associated Countries) that aims to tackle major but common
European societal challenges by combining national research
programmes and thereby making better use of Europe’s limited
R&D resources.
• Three essential stages:
• development of a common vision;
• adoption of a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA);
• implementation of the SRA with the support of national
research instruments.
• Two relevant Joint Programming Initiatives:
• Agriculture, Food security and Climate Change
• Heathy diet for a healthy life
Core Organic II,
ERA-IB, EUROTransbio
ERASysBio, ERA SynBio
1. Sustainable food security
under climate change
2. Environmentally sustainable growth
and intensification of agriculture
3. Assessing and reducing tradeoffs:
food production,
biodiversity & ecosystems services
Same domain as FACCE JPI
Other sectors than agriculture & food
Other regions than Europe
Includes health and food habits
4. Climate change adaptation
5. Greenhouse gas mitigation
Innovation Union
European Innovation Partnerships
Join-up resources to speed-up breakthrough innovations
Tackling Europe’s major societal challenges, whilst
creating new market potential for EU businesses
• Challenge-driven
=> address target within a specific societal challenge
• Acting across whole research & innovation chain
=> bring together supply and demand, across sectors and borders
=> foster communication among stakeholders and workable links between science and practice (from
research to market)
• Streamlining, simplifying and coordinating existing instruments and
The EIP is not a funding instrument, nor a programme instrument; it cannot take decisions in areas for which Member
States and/or the EU are competent
Existing initiatives are keeping their own identity and lifecycle and can use the EIP as a platform for adjusting their
own priorities and for contributing to its overall target
Innovation Union:
EIP «Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability»
• Pilot EIP on active and healthy ageing (2011)
• Commission examines a first round of partnerships: raw
materials, water, smart cities, smart mobility and Innovation
Partnership on Agricultural Productivity and
• Communication concerning agricultural EIP schedule beginning
of 2012 (expected to include appropriate forest-related
• Subject to endorsement of EIP by Council and European
Parliament, Steering Board to be established beginning of 2012
Network Function of the EIP
• Interlinking innovation-related actions of Rural Development Policy and
the Union Research and Innovation Framework
• Ensuring an effective flow of information and providing advice to
partners about the opportunities provided by EU policies
• Exchange on best practice and accompanying research
• Systematic feedback about practice needs to the scientific community
• Exchange with European Technology Platforms (ETPs), European
Research Area Networks (ERA-NETs), Joint Programming Initiatives,
and other relevant fora
• Interface function of the Standing Committee for Agricultural Research
Rural Development Programmes:
Cooperation, including pilot and demonstration projects
Business development
Knowledge transfer and advisory services
Quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs
Investment in physical assets
European Union Research Policy (Horizon 2020)
• Targeted and applied research enhancing the knowledge base
• Clusters of applied innovation actions and multi-stakeholder
• Support innovation brokers and innovation centres
• Ensuring systematic feedback on needs from practice to science
• Increasing productivity while ensuring sustainable resource
management and environmental preservation
• Adapting to climate change and contributing to mitigation by reducing
emissions of greenhouse gas
• Promoting a competitive agricultural sector, able to contribute to
global food security
• Transferring possible innovative approaches and products faster from
science to practice
“Achieving more from less”
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