Early Career Researchers Workshop “Envisioning the Future of European Animal Production”
Online on the 13, 20 and 27 April 2021
Conducted within the ERA-NET SusAn and organized by MIPAAF, Italy
The European Research Area Network on Sustainable Animal Production (ERA-NET SusAn) was initiated 2016 under the current European research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. 38 partners from 23 European countries in ERA-NET SusAn endorsed scientific excellence and recommended an integrated, interdisciplinary, cross-cutting and multi-actor approach to research and knowledge exchange which reflects the complexity of the research requirements for sustainable European animal production. Based on the three pillars of sustainability - economy, environment and society – SusAn targets innovative research across all areas of the animal production system such as health and welfare, feeding and nutrition, reproduction, breeding and genetics, housing, nutrient management and economics.
The Early Career Researcher Workshop aims to bring together European researchers in the early stages of post doc career to work together on a vision of European sustainable animal production.
Research and Innovation Agenda
The agenda will focus on animal production systems and will be based on the SusAn approach (sustainability, systems thinking, cross-scale approach, multi-actor approach). SusAn partners further agreed to use
- The UN Agenda 2030’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and
- The COP 21 Paris Agreement
as common points of reference to elaborate and meet challenges in economical, ecological and societal areas. SusAn partners regard both, the SDGs and the Paris Agreement as broad challenges that research projects on sustainable animal production should help to meet.
SusAn invites the public to send their research priorities in the field via an online tool:
The public will also be welcome to comment on future drafts of the agenda.
Contact: Arnd Bassler (Arnd.Bassler@ble.de)