Connecting Thematic Networks as Knowledge Reservoirs: towards a European Agricultural Knowledge Innovation Open Source System

EURAKNOS objective is to stimulate the compilation of knowledge ready for practice by intensifying interactions between different thematic networks in order to maximize outputs for practitioners. The project will be based on the 29 existing networks and their results to promote and develop them in an interactive way. A cross-fertilization will be made between networks and between countries, regions, production systems avoiding duplications.

EURAKNOS particularly focuses on data management to provide sustainability of knowledge coming from those networks and to optimize results for end-users.

Among networks, exchanges of existing approaches, methodologies and tools are at stake. The research of a harmonized approach is considered by EURAKNOS, for future thematic networks, in order to maximize impacts on end-users. To do so, EURAKNOS will explore the needs of end-users and the possibilities of creating a European agricultural knowledge innovation open source system connecting all thematic networks. 

 

How does EURAKNOS proceed?

EURAKNOS brings together a team of 17 different actors from 10 EU countries from different regions in Europe. They all have relevant innovation expertise in agriculture and forestry, but 9 partners specifically are already coordinators of 10 thematic networks themselves across the 4 cross-sectoral themes: crops, livestock, forestry & horizontal.

The EURAKNOS consortium is composed of different organisations according to the multi-actor approach: academia, advisory centres, government institutions, SME, NGO and farmer organisations. Some partners are involved in the European Rural Development Network and others are involved in other relevant H2020 proposals or have strong links with relevant European (e.g. EIP-AGRI, COPA-COGECA, EUFFRAS, member of SCAR SWG-AKIS group) and international organisations (e.g. FAO, OECD, the European Agroforestry).

 

EURAKNOS in figures

  • 2 years of project
  • 17 partners from 10 countries
  • 29 Thematic networks analysis
  • 2 101 286,25 € of budget

 

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IDELE and IFV participate to EURAKNOS project along with Acta.