HIGHLIGHT: On 11th June 2018 S3P Agri-food Semi-annual Working Committee meeting took place in Seinajoki, Finland. The Working Committee consists of all regions participating in Agri-food thematic partnerships. As a result, these Working Committee Meetings bring together the European Commission services and representatives of all Agri-food thematic partnerships.
All participants of the S3P Agri-food Semi-annual Working Committee meeting were further invited to participate in the Food Safety 2020 event (https://eriaff2018.seamk.fi/) on 11-13 June 2018 at Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences. The event was organised by the ERIAFF network and focused on the following three themes: High Tech Agriculture, Nutrition, and Big Data.
CALL: Expressions of interest for setting-up and co-leading new partnerships in new thematic areas related to Agri-food may be submitted here between the periods:
- 1 February - 31 March
- 1 September - 31 October.
It is anticipated that the evaluation of all new submissions will be completed by:
- 31 May (in case of submissions between 1 February - 31 March) and
- 31 December (in case of submissions between 1 September - 31 October).
The Smart Specialisation Platform for Agri-Food (S3P Agri-Food) established at EU level aims to accelerate the development of joint investment projects in the EU by encouraging and supporting interregional cooperation in thematic areas based on smart specialisation priorities defined by regional and national government linked to agriculture and food. Through the S3P Agri-Food, EU regions and member states are able to implement more efficiently their smart specialisation strategies, and regional stakeholders benefit from the new cooperation opportunities with partners from other regions.