Thematic Networks are a particular format of multi-actor projects promoted by EIP-AGRI and funded by EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, working on a specific theme. They bring people from both science and practice together to create useful, practical outputs. Thematic networks are funded through Horizon 2020.
Thematic Networks have two main aims:
- Collecting existing scientific knowledge and best practices which are close to being put into practice, but not yet sufficiently ready for farmers and foresters to implement.
- Translating this knowledge into easily understandable end-user material such as short, informative recommendations and solutions (“practice abstracts”), leaflets, guidelines and audio-visual material (photos, video clips, etc.). This material will be made available beyond the lifespan of the project through the main existing dissemination channels which farmers often use, as well as through the EIP-AGRI website.
Besides PANACEA, other Thematic Networks have also been funded by Horizon 2020. You can visit their websites, subscribe to their news, socialize through their social media accounts in this link.
Networks on horizontal themes
AGRI-SPIN: Space for Agricultural Innovation.
HNV-link: High Nature Value Farming: Learning, Innovation and Knowledge.
SMART-AKIS: European Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) towards innovation-driven research in Smart Farming Technology.
AGRIFORVALOR: Bringing added value to agriculture and forest sectors by closing the research and innovation divide.
AFINET: Agroforestry Innovation Networks.
Inno4Grass: Shared Innovation Space for Sustainable Productivity of Grasslands in Europe.
SKIN: Short supply chain Knowledge and Innovation Network.
Networks on crops
OK-Net-Arable: Organic Knowledge Network Arable.
FERTINNOWA: Transfer of INNOvative techniques for sustainable WAter use in FERtigated crops.
WINETWORK: Network for the exchange and transfer of innovative knowledge between European wine-growing regions to increase the productivity and sustainability of the sector.
EUFRUIT: EU Fruit Network.
CERERE: CEreal REnaissance in Rural Europe: embedding diversity in organic and low-input food systems.
Networks on livestock
HENNOVATION: Practice-led innovation supported by science and market-driven actors in the laying hen and other livestock sectors.
EuroDairy: A Europe-wide thematic network supporting a sustainable future for EU dairy farmers.
4D4F: Data Driven Dairy Decisions 4 Farmers.
EU PiG: EU Pig Innovation Group.
SheepNet: Sharing Expertise and Experience towards sheep Productivity through NETworking.