#19 | January 2022



S3 Partnership on Traceability and Big Data

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.

Exploring collaboration opportunities on food production, sustainability and rural development

[The JRC-SEVILLE team: J. Barreiro Hurle, F. Guzzo, C. Lavalle, R. M’Barek, F. Mérida Martín, C. Perpiñá Castillo, A. Rainoldi, T. Ronzon]

The meeting between JRC and ARA offered the opportunity to explore possible areas of future collaboration between the two organisations on food production, green transition and rural development…

Common European Agricultural Data Space in the Digital Europe Programme

DG AGRI and DG CONNECT celebrated a workshop on the Common European Agricultural Data Space in the Digital Europe Programme.  [READ MORE]

Practical information about the Interregional Innovation Investment Instrument

The Interregional Innovation Investments initiative as part of the European Regional and Development Fund aims at promoting innovation through Smart Specialisation and interregional collaboration. Check this practical summary.

DIVA has received  an award for innovation in France

This honorary award recognizes and highlights the work carried out by this project that contributes to the digitization of the agrifood, environmental and forestry sectors in Europe.

SMARTAGRIHUBS Regional Cluster Iberia celebrates the FIEs Open Day 

Last December 15th 2021, the Regional Cluster Iberia of SMARTAGRIHUBS celebrated an Open Day to present its Flagship Innovation Experiments.

Survey: Women in Copernicus

Women in Copernicus are calling all Sentinerds, male & female, working or having worked with Copernicus and Earth Observation. Their survey 2.0 is open, available in 8 languages.

Quiz: how well do you know the CAP?

Whether you are an expert in the field or not, EURACTIV quiz brings you the ultimate quiz to test your knowledge on European agriculture.

Survey: Unfair trading practices

Questionnaire to suppliers in the agricultural and food supply chain on unfair trading practices, organised by Joint Research Center. [LINK]

Public consultation: Animal welfare

This initiative will explore several options for addressing the shortcomings identified in the recent evaluation of the EU legislation on animal welfare. The aim is to revise this legislation. [LINK]

Informing citizens about the CAP

Funds for information measures relating to the common agricultural policy.
Deadline: 25 January

I3 Call

The Interregional innovation investments initiative aims at supporting interregional innovation projects in their commercialisation and scale-up phases giving them the tools to overcome regulatory and other barriers and bring their project to investment level.
Deadline: 1 February 2022

Deploy. Demeter, 2nd open call

This open call aims to increase the outreach of the DEMETER value proposition by funding small consortia of 2-3 partners for the deployment of new, high-value pilots in the agrifood sector.
Deadline: 16 February

SERVICE. SmartAgriHubs open call

The proposed project shall support individual or groups/networks of stakeholders in the DIH’s region or in several regions based on the cooperation of several DIHs proposing a project.
Deadline: 17 February 2022

EXPAND. SmartAgriHubs call

The major amount of funding will be assigned to the implementation of programmes by DIHs to support the realisation of Innovation Experiments.
Deadline: 17 February 2022

Digital Europe Programme

The aim is to accelerate the recovery and drive the digital transformation of Europe.
Deadline: 22 February

27 January / Online

Farm to Fork Strategy- What are the policy instruments needed to reach the targets?

An event to discuss the impact of the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy on farmers, consumers, and the environment. [LINK]

3 February / Online

Kick-off meeting EU Regions Week

EURegionsWeek organisers’ team will present the different particularities of the application content and the event’s format. [LINK]

8-11 February / Brussels (Belgium)

EU Industry Days

It is the main platform to discuss industry challenges and co-develop opportunities and policy responses in an inclusive dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders. [LINK]

16-17 February / Málaga (Spain)

Transfiere 2022

The professional and multi-sectoral Forum for knowledge and technology transfer that takes place in Spain, and gathers the most relevant players in the national and international R&D&i ecosystem. [LINK]

17 February / Online

The Changing Face of Farming

An event organised by the SmartAgriHubs project and H2020 Demeter to discuss gender, youth and digitalisation in agriculture. [LINK]

10 to 14 April / Evora (Portugal)

14th European Farming Systems Conference

This event will focus on Farming Systems Facing Climate Change and Resource Challenges. [LINK]
  • Guidance note on monitoring the sustainability of the bioeconomy at a country or macro-regional level.
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC)  
  • Key figures on the European food chain. 2021 edition. European Commission.Key figures on the European food chain provides a selection of recent data from the domains of agriculture and fisheries statistics, as well as the wider farm to fork chain. 
  • How access to energy can influence food losses.
    A brief overview.

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  
  • Interreg Europe 2021-2027.
    Cooperation Programme document. European Commission.   


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S·3 Interregional Partnership on Traceability and Big Data in the agrifood value chain.
Editorial board: Region of Andalusia.

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