ERA SusCrop


SusCrop is an ERA-Net Cofund Action under H2020, which aims to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in the field of Sustainable Crop Production through enhanced cooperation and coordination of different national and regional research programmes. In this regard, SusCrop brings together owners and managers of national and regional R&D&I programmes of EU Member States, EU-associated States and Third countries with significant experience in research funding and coordination.


First transnational call for research projects

Aim of the co-funded call

The first transnational joint call for research projects (co-funded by the EC) within the framework of SusCrop aimed at the selection of projects that will significantly contribute to the sustainable production of crops. It is intended to fund projects for a maximum of three years according to national regulations.


In a two-phase submission process, 88 eligible pre-proposals were peer-reviewed and ranked by a panel of international experts. Based on the ranking and the available national/regional funding, 26 research consortia were invited to submit a full proposal. After peer review and ranking of the full proposals by the same evaluation panel, the Call Steering Committee recommended 13 consortia for funding within the limits of available national/regional and EC funding.

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V.) is funding partner of 4 consortia.

Funding Period

2019 - 2022


Dr. Christian Breuer
Projektträger Jülich, Germany


  • National Fund for Scientific Research (NFSR/ FNRS) - Belgien
  • Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark (MFVM) – Dänemark
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - Deutschland
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) - Deutschland
  • Estonian Research Council (ETAG) – Estland
  • Ministry of Rural Affairs (MEM) - Estland
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland (MMM) - Finnland
  • Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (ANR) – Frankreich
  • Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) – Großbritannien
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) – Irland
  • Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc) - Irland
  • Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) – Italien
  • Latvian Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (LAAFS) - Lettland
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) - Niederlande
  • The Research Council of Norway (RCN) – Norwegen
  • Bundesministerium für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus (BMNT) - Österreich
  • The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) - Polen
  • Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) - Rumänien
  • Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) - Spanien
  • Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) - Spanien
  • Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (TAGEM) – Türkei
  • Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) – Türkei
  • Ministry of Agriculture (FM) - Ungarn


Agriculture and Agri-Food Kanada (AAFC) – Kanada

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