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13 October 2017, Montpellier: ARIMNet2 Final Conference and PRIMA Dissemination Event (co-organised by ARIMNet2 and 4PRIMA).
 
These 2 back-to-back events, hosted by Agropolis International, gathered over 130 participants from 18 Mediterranean countries, who shared ARIMNet2 achievements and experience, and learnt more about PRIMA  (PRIMA Foundation, Strategic R&I Agenda, and 2018 Work Plan). 
   

 

12 October 2017, Montpellier: Mid-term Meeting of the Research Projects funded through the ARIMNet2 2015 Joint Transnational Call
 
The meeting, hosted by Agropolis International, gathered over 70 participants who shared the progress and preliminary results of the 10 transnational research projects funded through the ARIMNet2 2015 Joint Call: AVIAMED, BacPlant, BEST, BrucMednet, EMERAMB, MASCC, MedOOmics, ORPRAMed, SALTFREE, and STomP.

 
 
 
 
 
CALL FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS ARIMNet2 2017: download it HERE
 
PLEASE FOLLOW CARREFULLY THIS GUIDELINE AS IT PROVIDE YOU ALL THE INFORMATION THAT IS NEEDED TO SUBMIT PROPERLY YOUR PROPOSAL on the ANR website
 
Before submitting your proposal, BE SURE TO HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS (AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE)
 
THE SUBMISSION WEBSITE WILL OPEN THE 16TH OF AGUST2017. THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL IS THE 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 2017 at 17H00 (PARIS TIME).

 


Thursday 12 October (morning): Mid-term meeting of the 10 research projects funded through the ARIMNet2 2015 Joint Call: progress and preliminary results of AVIAMED, BacPlant, BEST, BrucMednet, EMERAMB, MASCC, MedOOmics, ORPRAMed, SALTFREE and STomP.
 
Friday 13 October (whole day): Final ARIMNet2 Conference and PRIMA Dissemination Event organised by the CSA 4PRIMA.


FOR YOUR BUDGET DATA PLEASE USE THE EXCEL FILE THAT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD HERE : lien vers le fichier
THIS EXCEL FILE MUST BE SUBMITTED AS AN INDEPENDENT ANNEX IN THE SUBMISSION SYSTEM (contrary to what is mentioned in the guidelines, the budgetary information will not be filled directly online but need to be presented as an annex in excel).
In the submission system there will be 3 documents to upload :
  • Your scientific document (the proposal in pdf)
  • The CVs and copies of the Diplomas of the young researchers (1 annex/project)
  • The excel file with your budget (1 excel file/ project)
 
Administrative data will be filled online
 
 
 
The ARIMNet2 2017 YOUNG RESEARCHERS Transnational Call for Research Proposals IS OPEN UNTIL 14 SEPTEMBER 2017, 17:00 CET.
 
The aim of this call is to reinforce the capacities of young scientists around the Mediterranean Area and to prepare the new generation of young research talents to become leaders and pioneers in their research area. Through this call, the ARIMNet2 consortium supports integrated and trans-disciplinary research projects aimed at producing innovations for enhancing the contribution of agricultural and food systems to sustainable social and economic development.
 
The ARIMNet2 2017 Young Researchers call covers two topics:
      Topic 1: Promoting sustainable agriculture for socio-economic development.
      Topic 2: Valorising local products through food value chains improvement.
 
All the information and forms necessary for the design and submission of your research proposal can be downloaded from the links below:
     * Proposal Form
 
The online submission platform will be available the 16 of August 2017 at: aap.agencerecherche.fr/_layouts/15/SIM/Pages/SIMNouveauProjet.aspx?idAAP=1187 and will be operative until the 14th of September (17:00 CET)
 
 
A guideline for the use of the submission system will be provided on due time.
 
Please check regularly the website for any update.
 
 
 
 
Participating countries:
 
Southern countries: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia
Northern countries: Croatia, France, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Slovenia
 
We remind you that a project consortium must include at least three (3) young researchers from three (3) different countries participating (at least 1 from a northern country and 1 from a southern country). 
 
The definitive list of participating countries will be published on 1 June 2017.
 
 
 
 
The ARIMNet2 Newsletter n°4 (May 2017) is available. Enjoy your reading! 
 
Follow this link:Click here

 

 

A first draft of the PRIMA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) is available for download at: Click here
 
A Public Survey on this draft has been officially launched for people to provide inputs. You can access the survey using the following link: www.es.surveymonkey.com/r/prima-sria
 
This survey will remain open until 31 May 2017.
 
Feel free to spread this news in your institutions and networks.
 
Fore more information about PRIMA, visit: www.prima4med.org
 

 

Update May 18, 2017
 
Confirmed participating countries to ARIMNet2 call for YOUNG RESEARCHERS
 
Southern country: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia
Northern country: Croatia, France, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Slovenia
 
We remind you that a project consortium must include at least three (3) young researchers from three (3) different countries participating (at least 1 from a northern country and 1 from a southern country).
The definitive list of participating countries will be published the 1st of June.
 

For more information on this upcoming Joint Call, have a look at the Call 2017 Pre-announcement.

 

13 July 2017, Nice (France) – Check-In-Bio Workshop (Chemical Ecology Inputs in Biological control)

The Check-In-Bio workshop (13 July 2017, Nice) is organised in the frame of the StomP project funded via the ARIMNet2 2015 Call (EU-funded ERA-NET). Its goal is to highlight the input of chemical approaches as solutions for some biological control issues. Chemical ecology could be a key approach to improve biological control through the optimisation of biopesticides, volatile organic compounds as well as plant defenses. As it will follow a StomP meeting (11-12 July), this workshop will also be an opportunity to meet StomP’s foreign colleagues, exchange ideas and start building next projects.


For more information about this workshop, you may contact Thomas Michel (Thomas.michel@unice.fr), and to know more about StomP, have a look at www.arimnet2.net (Research Projects > Projects Call 2015)
 
 
29-30 March 2017, Tangier (Morocco) - ARIMNet2 Governing Board meeting and Kick-off meeting of the research projects funded via the ARIMNet2 2016 Call
 
ARIMNet2 Governing Board meeting and Kick-off meeting of the research projects funded through the ARIMNet2 2016 Call (By invitation only)
The coordinators of the 11 projects funded via the 2016 ARIMNet2 Joint Call and starting in 2017 will present their projects (objectives, approach, expected results and impacts, etc.). You will find more information about these projects on this website (Research Projects > Projects Call 2016). 

 

 
 
 
 
11 projects were selected for funding through the ARIMNet2 2016 Call: List of funded projects
 
 
 
 
As you are eagerly waiting for the results of the ARIMNet2 2016 Call for Research Proposals, we wish to inform you that the selection process is slightly behind schedule but that the results will be published as soon as possible. We sincerely apologise for this delay and thank you for your patience.
 
 
ARIMNet2 Integrated Strategic Research Agenda (ISRA) 
A Euro-Mediterranean framework for a more inclusive and effective cooperation on agricultural research and innovation 
 
Fruit of a continuous dialogue between ARIMNet2 partners (i.e. 24 funding agencies and research institutions), renowned international scientists and European institutions, and based on a shared vision of Mediterranean challenges and priorities, the ARIMNet2 Integrated Strategic Research Agenda (ISRA) constitutes a transnational strategy to boost agricultural research and innovation and enhance sustainably food security, natural resource preservation and socio-economic development across the Mediterranean region. 
 
The ISRA is the actual roadmap for joint action in the framework of ARIMNet2 and might also guide future similar initiatives and policy-making. It frames the multiple activities implemented or proposed by the ARIMNet2 Consortium to actively support Mediterranean research and innovation efforts, notably by funding collaborative research projects (e.g. transnational calls), sharing research infrastructures and equipment (e.g. joint experiments, shared platforms), and fostering knowledge exchange and capacity-building (e.g. young researchers seminars, international conferences, networking events). 
 
The ISRA builds upon and complements existing European initiatives for the Mediterranean region, in particular the FACCE-JPI and Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR), paving the way for a more inclusive and effective Euro-Mediterranean cooperation on agricultural research and innovation.
 
The ARIMNet2 ISRA can be downloaded here: ARIMNet2 ISRA   
 
If you want to learn more about ARIMNet2, visit our website at www.arimnet2.net and join us on Facebook
 
 

 

ARIMNet2 Call Board and Governing Board meetings (27-28 October 2016, Rome, Italy)

On 27-28 October 2016, ARIMNet2 partners gathered at MiPAFF (MinisterodellePoliticheAgricoleAlimentari e Forestali, Rome, Italy) to review the progress and achievements of the project. Among others, we discussed the publication of our Integrated Strategic Research Agenda (ISRA), the 2016 Joint Call for Transnational Research Proposals whose results will be published soon, the implementation of a Young Researchers Seminar on innovative multi-stakeholder research (29 May - 3 June 2016, Montpellier, France), and the organisation of a large international conference on Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) in the Mediterranean (12-13 October 2016, Antalya, Turkey). We also talked over the development of future joint activities for 2017 (e.g. transnational calls, networking events, conferences) addressing our goals related to food security, natural resource management and socio-economic development in the Mediterranean. Our achievements so far are substantial and we will sustain our efforts to capitalise on these positive results and lessons learnt so as to boost integrated, multidisciplinary and collaborative research, support more sustainable agricultural practices across the Mediterranean region, and pave the way for future initiatives.

 

 

ARIMNet2 International Conference on Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS), 12-13 October 2016, Antalya, Turkey

The ARIMNet2 AKIS Conference is taking place in Antalya, bringing together over 60 participants from the Mediterranean Region (farmers, agribusinesses, funding agencies, researchers, NGOs, etc.) to discuss about transnational agricultural research and innovation. Two days of intense brainstorming and discussions!

 
The key conference outcomes will be published later this year on the ARIMNet2 website.
 
 
 
Day 1: Keynotes; Presentation of ARIMNet2 activities; Thematic presentations; Stakeholder round table (farmers, entrepreneurs, NGO)
 
Day 2 - Brainstorming / group discussions - sharing ideas and best practices to enhance Mediterranean Research and Innovation; Round table (funding agencies' representatives)
 
 
 
Oral presentations:
 

 
 
PLATFORM Annual Event 2016 (6-7 October 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
 
6-7 October 2016 - ARIMNet2 participates to the PLATFORM Annual Event 2016 – The Bigger Picture: P2Ps for Inclusiveness and Innovation, in the beautiful city of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
 
If you want to learn more about the PLATFORM Project (PLATFORM - Platform of bioeconomy ERA-NET Actions), visit: era-platform.eu
 
  
 

ARIMNet2 International Conference on Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) in the Mediterranean (12-13 October 2016, Antalya, Turkey)

This two-day international conference will boost the interaction, discussion and creative thinking among a wide range of stakeholders from across the Mediterranean region, concerned by the development and implementation of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS). The participation (by invitation only) of over 100 people is expected,including farmers and farming organisations, public and private agricultural extension and technology transfer services, agro-industries, researchers, academics, policy-makers, members of the SCAR AKIS CWG, Mediterranean STI cooperation projects, R&I funding bodies, international organisations, local authorities and NGOs.

The conference will address three major topics:

1) Governance of research and innovation in agriculture.

2) Interactions between academics, farmers and their organisations, and agribusinesses.

3) Valorisation of research in agriculture and interactive innovation models.

The conference will propose:

 Keynote speeches on knowledge-based innovation for addressing global challenges.

 Examples of good practices for fostering innovation, based on the lessons learnt from ARIMNet and ARIMNet2 projects.

 Parallel workshops on issues related to:

1. Platform / cluster between firms and academia: Interest in developing platforms for innovation / clusters between the academia and industry.

2. Extension services and interactive innovation models: How to improve the efficiency of agricultural extension services by enhancing their interaction with research institutions and other knowledge centres (e.g. creating operational groups gathering farmers, advisors, researchers, etc.).

3. Innovation potential of the projects:How to better valorise research results and how to predict, evaluate and increase the innovation potential of a research project? (e.g. defining criteria to evaluate the innovation potential of a project: involvement of end-users, dissemination conferences, etc.).

• Presentation and panel discussion on the outcomes of the workshops.

Through this multi-stakeholder regional conference, we aim at:

• Encouraging the exchange of opinions and mutual learning.

• Formulating evidence-based good practices in agricultural innovation processes and policies.

• Fostering exchange and networking between Euro-Mediterranean actors on AKIS.

• Providing an opportunity for networking between innovation actors from the Mediterranean countries.

This conference will contribute to:

Improved mutual understanding of the perceptions, roles and success factors of agricultural innovation policies in the Mediterranean region. 

Scenarios for enhancing the outcomes of Mediterranean Agricultural Research & Innovation partnerships through joint activities translating R&I outputs into technologies, services and goods for addressing global societal challenges. 

Recommendations on Mediterranean Research and Innovation cooperation partnerships to inform the ongoing regional policy dialogue.

For more information, please contact Dr Fabrice GOURIVEAU (ARIMNet2 Assistant Coordinator) at fabrice.gouriveau@supagro.inra.fr

SAFEMED (Food safety regulations, market access and international competition) final workshop, 12 July 2016, Rabat.

• Session 1 – Synthesis of the activities implemented during the project, main results and perspectives of valorisation of the findings in the different partner countries.
• Session 2 – Public food safety policies and response from private stakeholders.
• Session 3 – Consumption aspects.
• Session 4 – South domestic markets: Public regulation, private strategies.
• Session 5 – South domestic markets: The case of the date sector.
 
 
SAFEMED is a project coordinated by Dr Abdelhakim Hammoudi (INRA; abdelhakim.hammoudi@ivry.inra.fr) and funded through the ARIMNet 2011 transnational Call.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARIMNet2 Young Researchers Seminar, 29 May – 3 June 2016, Montpellier (France)
 
“How to better involve end-users throughout the research process to foster innovation-driven research for a sustainable Mediterranean agriculture at the farm and local scales.”
 
Album Photos:
 
Keynote speeches:
 
ARIMNet Projects - lessons learnt on stakeholder engagement and innovation:
 
Young researchers' projects:
• Adrian Bugeja Douglas: Authenticating Beehive Products
 
Perspectives of project coordinators and young researchers on stakeholder engagement and innovation promotion in agricultural research:
 
 

The ARIMNet2 2016 Transnational  Call for Research Proposals is Now Closed

The call Forms have been updated - Please make sure you download the new versions.

The ARIMNet2 2016 Transnational  Call for Research Proposals will be open until 1 June 2016, 17:00 CET.

Through this call, the ARIMNet2 consortium supports integrated and trans-disciplinary research projects aimed at producing innovations for enhancing the contribution of agricultural and food systems to sustainable social and economic development.
 
The ARIMNet2 2016 call covers two topics:
      Topic 1: Promoting sustainable agriculture for socio-economic development.
      Topic 2: Valorising local products through food value chains improvement.
 
You should submit your research proposals before 1 June 2016, 17:00 CET, on http://arimnet-call.eu/
 
All the informations and forms necessary for the design and submission of your research proposal can be downloaded from the links below.
 
The online submission platform is available at http://arimnet-call.eu/, and will be operative from 7 April on.
 
 

The ARIMNet-ARIMNet2 meeting has started today, Monday 14 March 2016, at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, in Lisbon. It brings together experts from 15 Mediterranean countries, who work towards agriculture sustainability and food security in the Mediterranean Region.

 
The achievements of ARIMNet-funded projects (2011 ARIMNet Call) are being presented by their coordinators: ARIDWASTE, SAFEMED, DOMESTIC, MEDILEG, SWIPE, APMED, CLIMED, REFORMA, PHO-MED, PESTOLIVE.
 
The OPRAMED Project (ARIMNet2 2015 Transnational Call) coordinated by Dr Paola Caruso (Consiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazione in Agricoltura - Centro di ricerca per l’agrumicoltura e le colture mediterranee, Italy) celebrated its kick-off meeting on 22 March 2016 in Acireale, Sicilia, Italy.
 
 
 
ORPRAMED - Risk assessment of introduction of Xanthomonas citri subsp citri through commercial trade of ornamental rutaceous plants in the Mediterranean basin
 
 
 
The STOMP project (ARIMNet2 2015 Transnational Call), coordinated by Lucia Zappalà (Dipartimento di Agricoltura, Alimentazione e Ambiente, University of Catania, Italy) celebrated its kick-off meeting on 5 May 2016, in Italy.
 
STOMP - Sustainable Tomato Production: plant defense enhancement, development of new biopesticides and optimization of environmental, water and chemical inputs
 
More information available at: www.arimnet2.net/index.php/researchprojects/projects-2nd-call/stomp
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

  

 

 

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Acknowledgements: ARIMNet (2008-2013) and ARIMNet2 (2014-2017) are ERA-NETs coordinated by INRA (France).
They have received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreements no. 219262 (ARIMNet) and no. 618127 (ARIMNet2)
 

 
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this website are purely those of the writers and may not in any circumstances be regarded as stating an official position of the European Commission.
 
 

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fabrice.gouriveau@supagro.inra.fr
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