Agroecology Partnership funds projects


The Agroecology Partnership launched the first Call for projects under the theme “Fostering agroecology at farm and landscape levels”. The aim of this Call is to fund transdisciplinary research and innovation (R&I) projects that address the agroecological transition of conventional and organic agricultural systems.

First phase: 26 April 2024

Second phase: 19 September 2024

The aim of the first Joint Transnational Call launched by the Agroecology partnership is to fund transdisciplinary R&I projects that address the agroecological transition of conventional and organic farming systems. Projects are expected to study and implement agroecology under two themes:

Theme 1 – Enhancing agroecology at the farm level.

Theme 2 – Implementing agroecology at the landscape level.

Proposals, submitted in 2 stages, should demonstrate a multidisciplinary and integrated approach following a multisectoral perspective and a European and global vision. The R&I questions should address the real needs of the stakeholders involved in co-creation processes, together with the end users, and integrate their practical knowledge.

Consortia must include at least three eligible beneficiary partners from at least three different countries and from three different Funding Parties who contribute funds to the co-funded call. For a proposal to be eligible, it must fulfil both national and transnational criteria. It is therefore important that each partner consults the national funding and eligibility rules.

Regarding national beneficiaries, FCT financial commitment for this call is 500 000 €, with a maximum requested funding for a consortium with Portuguese participation of 150 000 €, and a maximum requested funding for a consortium with Portuguese coordination of 250 000 €. If more than one Portuguese institution in the same consortium requests funding from FCT, the combined funding requested from FCT cannot exceed the limits indicated. The percentage of time dedicated to transnational projects will not be added to the percentage of time dedicated to existing national projects.

In general, the minimum project duration is 24 months and the maximum is 36 months. There might be exceptions to these limits and these must be confirmed in the Annex IX where the national specificities are referred (for example, FCT, allows projects with a minimum duration of 12 months). The earliest possible start date for projects recommended for funding is April-May 2025. All projects must be completed by 2028, unless otherwise informed.

More information, including the guidelines for applicants, the specificities of each country, templates, and examples of pre-proposals may be found here.

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