#33 | April 2023


The monthly Newsletter of the S3 Partnership on Traceability and Big Data aims to provide information regarding opportunities for improving and promoting the digitalisation of the agrifood value chain in Europe, in the context of the regional smart specialisation strategies of each partner.


Optimal impact for Europe's digital transition- Why down to earth engineers move faster below the data-clouds

[Jan Jacobs, former professor at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences and senior researcher at the Fontys Green Tech Lab]
[Annemiek Canjels, Senior Policy Maker at Province Limburg, The Netherlands]

Just few weeks ago, the European Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles was signed by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council. With this Declaration, the Commission wants to ensure that people are empowered to fully enjoy the opportunities that the digital decade brings.


S3 Conference: launch of the Smart Specialisation Community of Practice

S3 Community of Practice, DG REGIO’s major source of support for S3 implementation.

The new digital innovation accelerator of Pays de la Loire, DIVA, is officially launched

The EDIH is focused on Artificial Intelligence, data and robotics.

ZeroW: Systemic Innovation towards a Zero Food Waste Supply Change

Artificial Intelligence & Big Data working on reducing food loss and waste

SmartAgriHubs is included in the IoT Catalogue

A web-based tool to explore Internet of Things solutions held on agri-food use-cases.

European Week of Regions and Cities

The period to formalize applications is open for entities willing to actively participate as partners in the European Week of Regions and Cities 2023, which will take place between October 9 and 12.
Deadline: April 11th, 2023.

Gen4Olive - future olive varieties

The Gen4Olive project has launched a form for identifying the needs for future olive varieties. Target group: farmers, breeders, nursery owners/workers or people involved in the olive industry.

Public consultation on the ex post evaluation of ERDF and Cohesion Funds 2014-2020

DG REGIO invites project and programme stakeholders and the wider public to participate in the public consultation on the ex post evaluation of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF) 2014-2020. The evaluation is in its initial phase and will be completed in 2024.
Deadline: April 12th, 2023.

DREAM Innovation Open Call

DREAM will put in place a cascade funding mechanism for innovation vouchers, to support the deployment of 35 projects from digital ecosystem into manufacturing context (including food sector), for more digitalized sector, with a focus on efficient management of resources.

Deadline: 25 May 2023


2nd call Interreg Europe

Projects lessons learn to lead to better regional policies and a more sustainable economic, social and environmental impact on the ground for the people and the places they serve. Thematic EU priorities: Smart, Green, Connected, Social, Citizens and Governance.

Deadline: 25 May 2023

Events and workshops


April 2023



Interreg Europe: webinar series on project development

Interreg Europe organises four webinars to prepare its second open call about building a successful partnership (24 April), designing project methodology (25 April), management, budget and finances (26 April) and project communication (27 April).


April 2023



DESIRA Final Conference

The DESIRA project will showcase results and discuss the state towards sustainable and inclusive rural digitalisation through keynote speeches, workshops, and interactive sessions.





Interreg Europe: Info days 2023 in your country

Points of contact of the Interreg Europe 29 Partner States organise information days to present the programme and its key features in local language, if possible. The upcoming events will inform mainly about the second call for proposals, expected to be opened from 15 March to 9 June 2023.
Documents & multimedia

Artificial intelligence in the agri-food sector: Applications, risks and impacts.

Think Tank European Parliament.

Gender gap for income narrower in rural areas.


Predicting food crises using news streams.

Ananth Balashankar, Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, Samuel P. Fraiberger.

Evaluation study on the external coherence and synergies of Horizon 2020 within the European research and innovation support system.

European Commission.

CLUSTERS: Driving the Green and Digital Twin Transitions - A Policy Brief from the Policy Learning Platform on Research and innovation.

Interreg Europe.


This newsletter is open to share your news, videos, documents, events, survey results, reports done, calls for funding, good practices and whatever relevant related to the digital transformation of the agrifood sector and that could be of interest to our members and stakeholders. Your contributions are more than welcome by the S3P Traceability & Big Data. Please, send them to: 


This e-Newsletter has been elaborated by the
S·3 Interregional Partnership on Traceability and Big Data in the agrifood value chain.
Editorial board: Region of Andalusia.

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