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"FP6 Projects at the Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Belgrade: Challenges and
Experience in joining EU scientific area"


Prof. Radmila Stikic, Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Belgrade

rstikic@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu


FP 6 Thematic priority


5. Food Quality and Safety


Main objectives to:


Improve health and well
-
being of European
consumers through a higher quality of food,
improved control of food production and of
related environmental factors.


Re
-
address the classical “farm
-
to
-
fork”
approach by giving priority to consumers’
demands and rights for high
-
quality and safe
food.


“Fork
-
to
-
farm” approach as primary driver
for developing new and safer food production
chains and foods.




Project

acronym
:

CEEC

Agri

Policy


Project

title
:

Agro

economic

policy

analysis

of

the

New

Member

States,

the

Candidate

States

and

the

countries

of

the

Western

Balkan

SPECIFIC SUPPORT ACTION

Project web site:

www.agripolicy.net


AgriPolicy.net



Aims at enhancing interactions between
experts from the agricultural sectors and
policy makers.


The overall objective is to support the
formulation of community agricultural policies
by developing an open and interactive network
of experts involved in agricultural policy
analysis.


It focuses on the New Member States (Cyprus,
Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia,
Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia), on the
Candidate Countries (Bulgaria, Croatia,
Romania and Turkey) and on the Western
Balkan Countries (Bosnia Herzegovina and
Serbia).




Project acronym:

BAFN


Project full title:

BALKAN
AGROFOOD NETWORK



Project web site:

www.bafn.eu



The BAFN objectives will be achieved thanks to the
creation of a network of agrifood research groups,
researchers and companies.

Researchers and research groups will be invited to
register their profile into an on
-
line and dynamic
database as well as the companies.

Networking will then be stimulated thanks to the
involvement in national consultations and to the
communication of relevant information for
scientists and companies from the agricultural and
food sector.


The consortium gathers 13 organisations from 8 countries



Albania

Sustainable Economic Development Agency (SEDA)

Agricultural University of Tirana


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Faculty of Technology, University of Banja Luka

Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology


Bulgaria

University of Plovdiv

Europroject


France

Euroquality


Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

University “St Kliment Ohridski”

SS Cyril and Methodius University, Institute of Agriculture
-
Skopje


Greece

Food Industrial Research and Technology Development Company
(ETAT)


Hungary

GKI Economic Research Co


Serbia

Ministry of Science of the Republic of Serbia

Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade




Dissemination plan

Promotion of the Western Balkan Countries competencies
and dissemination of information to the network
members and non
-
specialized audience through the
publication of:


News and events on FP7 and other European
programmes


Newsletters (every 4
-
month)


Press releases


The web site
www.bafn.eu
is the central tool for the
dissemination.


Project acronym:

WATERWEB

Project full title:

Water Resource
Strategies and Drought Alleviation in
Western Balkan Agriculture


Project web site:

www.waterweb.dk



SPECIFIC TARGETED RESEARCH OR
INNOVATION PROJECT


Strategic objectives:



To contribute to development in the
Western Balkans by introducing
strategic water management for
drought alleviation and sustainable
agricultural practices in the WB;


To establish and reinforce research
expertise in the WB in a range of
technologies for water and crop
management
.








Partners


1.
The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, KVL,
Denmark
-

co
-
ordinator Dr Sven Erik Jacobsen

2. Newcastle University, UK

3. Lancaster University, UK

4.
Instituto Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica, Portugal

5.
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Serbia

6. Faculty of Agriculture, University of St Cyril and
Methodius, Macedonia (FYROM)


7. Institute 'Jaroslav Cerni‘, Serbia


WATERWEB Activities

Workpackage 1
:

WATER
-
QUANTITY (hydrological
analyses and modelling)
-

strategies for quantifying water
and managing water quantity;

Workpackage 2
:

WATER
-
QUALITY (microbiology,
chemistry, ecotoxicology)
-

strategies for managing water
quality and assessing pollution risks;

Workpackage 3
:

WATER
-
USE (theorical background and
application of new irrigation methods)
-
strategies for
managing plant and crop water use (tomato, potato,
maize, grapevine);

Workpackage 4
:

WATER
-
ECON
-
socio
-
economic analyses
of water management and growing a new crop;

Workpackage 5
:

WATER
-
DISSEM
-
Output dissemination
and developing outreach activities:


SPECIFIC TARGETED RESEARCH OR INNOVATION PROJECT


Project

acronym
:

SAFIR

Project full title:

Safe and High Quality
Food Production using Low Quality
Waters and Improved Irrigation
Systems and Management

Project web site:

www.safir4eu.org













SAFIR


The proposal outlines three main areas of work for
the achievement of the above objectives:

1. New Irrigation Systems for Safe and High Quality
Food Crops: technology development and
research activities

2. Quality and safety of fresh and processed food
from farm to fork: impact and risk assessments

3. Feasibility and applications to food production
sectors: economic an financial assessments,
decision support and dissemination

Participants in Safir

1. Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Denmark
-
co
-
ordinator

2. Consorzio di Bonifica di Secondo Grado per il Canale Emiliano

Romagnolo.Italy

3. Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark

4.Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK


5.

Bureau de Researches Geologique et Minieres, France

6. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

7. Danish Research Institute of Food Economics, Denmark

8. DHI Water and Environment, Denmark

9. National Agricultural Research Foundation, Greece

10. Swiss Federal Institute of Food Economics,

Switzerland

11. Institute of Plant Physiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

12.
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Serbia

13. China Agricultural University, China

14. Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

15. Netafim, Drip Irrigation Technology, Israel

16. Stazione Sperimentale per l'Industria delle Conserve Alimentari, Italy

17. Grundfos Management, Denmark


SPECIFIC SUPPORT ACTION

Project acronym:

CROPWAT

Project full title:

A Centre for
Sustainable Crop
-
Water
Management

Participant
-

Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Belgrade


Project web site


www.
cropwat.agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu




CROPWAT


The CROPWAT proposal is of special interest
for Serbia because its aim is to improve the
efficiency of using existing water resources in
a country faced with increasing problems of
agricultural droughts and health risks of using
contaminated water for irrigation.


With such background it is essential to
increase the crop water use efficiency and to
ensure sufficient production of healthy food.
CROPWAT expertise will help in achievement
of both goals.

Centre of Excellence

CROPWAT

WP 3

Promotion and Dissemination

WP 2

Networking

scientific

community

media




WP 1

Training and exchange visits


Stress

physiology

and

crop

anatomy

external

Improved

research capacity

Improved
:

sustainability,

expertise,

critical

mass,

research

silks,

facilities

New
:

knowledge,

technologies,

methods

SSA

Inputs


SSA

Outputs

EU funds


for improving human and

material resources

BOKU

Austria

LU

UK

KVL

Denmark

Improved

internal networking

with Serbian ministries, institutes,
local authorities, farmers


Improved

external networking


with Universities in EU and WB

Improved solutions

for sustainable

crop
-
water management

in Serbia


Molecular

biology

and

biochemistry


Water

microbiology

and

chemistry



Irrigation

technology

internal

EU expertise

WP 4 Co
-
ordination

Centre of Excellence

CROPWAT

DIAS

Denmark

LSHTM

UK

CROPWAT project PERT diagram showing interdependence of components of the project.


General experience with

FP6 Projects
BENEFITS



Increased expertise by training in new
modern research methods missing in
Serbia





GIS
map


BENEFITS



Reinforcement of human potential and
material resources




Benefits


Financial support for exchange
visits and international meetings


Quality of research increased


BUT…….








EU Projects Experience


Problems


(financial management)



Payments

1. Role of the coordinator (WATERWEB 12
months delay in payment!)

2. Payment modalities of the EC
contribution
-

AC model and payments of
permanent staff?

3. The final 10 % or 20% will be paid
after acceptance by the Commission of
the project’s results (Final Report). Own
financial resources needed!


Report and calculation of project's cost

1. Costs must be reported in EUROs on the basis
of the conversion rate. Conversion rate should
be applied
on the date that the actual costs
were incurred
! Conversion rates available on
EU website
-
no Serbian currency (dinars)!

2. Durable equipment cost calculation (to be
calculated according to the depreciation period

in Serbia 5 years and project duration 3
years
-

who will pay for 2 year difference!!)

3. Audit certificate (limited number of experts)


Other problems



Restrictive EU visa procedure, low level of
competences in financial administering, low
overall public awareness on the significance of
EU Projects to academic community,
etc
.



Aim
-

K
nowledge
B
ased
B
io
-
E
conomy

Activity

2.1.
Sustainable production and
management of biological resources from land,
forest, and aquatic environments.

Activity

2.2. ‘
Fork to farm’: Food, health and well
being.

Activity

2.3.
Life sciences, biotechnology and
biochemistry for sustainable non
-
food
products and processes.


Theme

2
.

Food,

agriculture

and

fisheries,

and

biotechnology

(FAB)


Project acronym
:

Food
-
N
-
Co


Project title:

Cooperation Network

of National Contact Points

with a special focus on Third Countries


in the areas of Food Quality and Safety
and Food, Agriculture and
Biotechnology

Specific Support Action

Project web site:
www.food
-
n
-
co.net


Participation of INCO
-
countries International Cooperation
Targeted Countries (INCO) in Food, Agriculture and
Biotechnology related research in the Sixth and Seventh EU
Framework Programmes has, so far, been disappointing, despite
a dedicated budget and the presence of highly skilled research
communities in those countries.


Organisations representing these countries as National Contact
Points, have indicated that this is mainly a result of lack of
information and lack of contacts.


FOOD
-
N
-
CO will improve the participation of INCO
-
countries by
building a strong
network of National Contact Points in both
European and INCO
-
countries
, by intensifying the relationships
between European and INCO
-
countries and by supporting the
research communities in INCO
-
countries with tailor
-
made
information and services.







Good luck in
FP7!!!


(and have fun…)