Project summary

EURAKNOS will boost the compiling of knowledge ready for practice by intensifying interaction between various agri-food or forestry networks. EURAKNOS will stimulate the exchange of existing approaches, methodologies and tools between the different thematic networks, and search for a harmonised approach for setting up future thematic networks in order to maximise the impact on the practitioner, farmer and forester. This project will also explore the end users’ needs and possibilities of setting up a European agricultural knowledge and innovation open-source system that may connect all TNs.

The goal of the project is to widen and connect existing multi-actor TNs as knowledge reservoirs within the agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI); to collect and evaluate the knowledge, materials and tools that have been produced by thematic networks, linked operational groups (OGs), focus groups and most relevant multi-actor H2020 projects in relation to impact on farmers, foresters, and advisors. Its goal also to develop a harmonised approach through technical guidelines on how to make a TN high impact knowledge reservoir (HIKR) and how to conduct future similar actions of TNs and other multi-actor H2020 framework projects in an efficient and effective way. The project intends to explore the possibility and added value of creating an EU-wide dynamic open-source agricultural knowledge innovation data base, an e-Knowledge Reservoir Platform (e-KRP), with readily applicable knowledge for the end-user (farmers, foresters, and advisors). Besides this, the project is to facilitate and support TNs by securing the longevity of the project outcomes through linking to other TNs and similar initiatives at EU and national level.

Royal Agricultural University
Aarhus University
Proefstation voor de Groenteteelt
Innovation for Agriculture
IFOAM Organics Europe
International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems
Universiteit Gent
Institut de l’Elevage
Geoponiko Panepistimion Athinon
Grünlandzentrum Niedersachsen/Bremen e. V.
Leap Forward
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Association de Coordination Technique Agricole
Põllumajandusuuringute Keskus
Nemzeti Agrárgazdasági Kamara
Instituut voor Landbouw-, Visserij- en Voedingsonderzoek
Project information

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

Project acronym

Project ID
Grant Agreement (GA) N°817863

1 January 2019 to 31 March 2021


Director’s Advisor

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EURAKNOS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 817863