Deliverables

Here you can find all EURAKNOS information resources.

Webinars

EURAKNOS Final Conference Session 1

The first session of the EURAKNOS Final Conference: From From EURAKNOS to the EUREKA of European Knowledge Exchange.

In this recorded webinar we share our key insights gained from our work throughout EURAKNOS.

Final Conference Session 2

The second session of the EURAKNOS Final Conference: From From EURAKNOS to the EUREKA of European Knowledge Exchange.

In this recorded webinar we share our key insights gained from our work throughout EURAKNOS, with a focus on how the results of EURAKNOS can be used by Agricultural and Innovation Systems (AKIS) and the European project community.

Final Conference Session 3

The final session of the EURAKNOS Final Conference: From From EURAKNOS to the EUREKA of European Knowledge Exchange.

In this recorded webinar we addressed how policy and funding structures could be adapted to better support the function and sustainability of TNs to achieve maximal impact.

Inge van Oost, Peter Paree, Matej Štepec, and Kjell Ivarsson joined us for an exciting panel discussion about the application of EURAKNOS’ results at national and EU policy levels.

Webinar presenting Explorer's Guide

On 5th February 2021, EURAKNOS: Raiders of the Lost Agricultural Knowledge took place to present our key outputs. The first session presented the Explorer's Guide. The Presentation slides can be downloaded, and recorded session is available to watch.

Webinar presenting Policy Recommendations

On 5th February 2021, EURAKNOS: Raiders of the Lost Agricultural Knowledge took place to present our key outputs. The second session presented our Vision Paper and Policy Brief. The Presentation slides can be downloaded, and recorded session is available to watch.

Webinar Presenting the platform prototype

On 5th February 2021, EURAKNOS: Raiders of the Lost Agricultural Knowledge took place to present our key outputs. The third and final session presented the joint efforts of EURAKNOS and EUREKA to develop a prototype knowledge platform. The Presentation slides can be downloaded, and recorded session is available to watch.

The Explorer's Guide to Thematic Networks

Introducing the EURAKNOS Explorer's Guide to Thematic Networks

EURAKNOS (www.euraknos.eu) has brought previous and existing Thematic Networks (TNs) together to share and learn from each other. This guide represents key insights from this community of practice, written for particular use by future coordinators and consortium members of TNs.

The EURAKNOS Explorer's Guide to Thematic Networks (English)

This guide offers advice on designing and implementing a Thematic Network (TN) to maximise user engagement and impact.

EURAKNOS has brought previous and existing TNs together to share and learn from each other. This guide represents key insights from this community of practice, written for particular use by future coordinators and consortium members of TNs. It brings together the knowledge and experience of TN practitioners, as well as good practices from TN projects for you to explore and be inspired by. The aim of this guide is to act as a sounding board to facilitate your TN to achieve its highest impact.

Verkennersgids voor Thematische Netwerken (Nederlands)

Deze gids biedt advies over het ontwerpen en implementeren van een Thematisch Netwerk (TN) om de betrokkenheid en impact van de gebruikers te maximaliseren.

EURAKNOS heeft vorige en bestaande RT samengebracht om te delen en van elkaar te leren. Deze gids vertegenwoordigt belangrijke inzichten uit deze praktijkgemeenschap, geschreven voor specifiek gebruik door toekomstige coördinatoren en consortiumleden van RT. Het brengt de kennis en ervaring van de RT beoefenaars samen, evenals de goede praktijken van RT projecten voor u om te verkennen en te laten inspireren. Het doel van deze gids is om te fungeren als een klankbord om uw RT te faciliteren bij het bereiken van de hoogste impact.

Guía para Exploradores de Redes Temáticas (Español)

Esta guía ofrece consejos para diseñar e implementar una Red Temática (RT) para maximizar el compromiso y el impacto del usuario.

EURAKNOS ha reunido a RT anteriores y existentes para compartir y aprender unos de otros. Esta guía representa las ideas clave de esta comunidad de práctica, escrita para el uso particular de los futuros coordinadores y miembros del consorcio de la RT. Reúne el conocimiento y la experiencia de los profesionales de la RT, así como las buenas prácticas de los proyectos de RT para que usted las explore y se inspire en ellas. El objetivo de esta guía es actuar como una caja de resonancia para facilitar que su RT logre su mayor impacto.

Οδηγός ερευνητή για θεματικά δίκτυα (Ελληνική)

Αυτός ο οδηγός παρέχει συμβουλές για το σχεδιασμό και την υλοποίηση ενός Θεματικού Δικτύου (TN) για τη μεγιστοποίηση της εμπλοκής και του αντίκτυπου των χρηστών.

Ο EURAKNOS έχει φέρει τα προηγούμενα και τα υπάρχοντα RT μαζί για να μοιραστούν και να μάθουν ο ένας από τον άλλο. Αυτός ο οδηγός αντιπροσωπεύει βασικές γνώσεις από αυτήν την κοινότητα πρακτικής, γραμμένες για συγκεκριμένη χρήση από μελλοντικούς συντονιστές και μέλη της Κοινοπραξίας της RT. συγκεντρώνει τη γνώση και την εμπειρία των επαγγελματιών της RT, καθώς και καλές πρακτικές από έργα RT για να εξερευνήσετε και να εμπνευστείτε. Ο στόχος αυτού του οδηγού είναι να λειτουργήσει ως αντηχείο για να διευκολυνθεί η θερμοκρασία δωματίου σας για να επιτευχθεί ο υψηλότερος αντίκτυπός της.

Wissenschaftlicher Leitfaden für Thematische Netzwerke (Deutsch)

Dieser Leitfaden bietet Ratschläge zur Gestaltung und Umsetzung eines Thematischen Netzwerks (TN), um das Engagement und die Wirkung der Nutzer zu maximieren.

EURAKNOS hat frühere und bestehende RT zusammengeführt, um sich auszutauschen und voneinander zu lernen. Dieser Leitfaden stellt wichtige Erkenntnisse aus dieser Praxisgemeinschaft dar und wurde für den besonderen Gebrauch durch zukünftige Koordinatoren und Konsortiumsmitglieder von RT geschrieben. Er führt das Wissen und die Erfahrung von RT-Praktikern sowie gute Praktiken aus RT-Projekten zusammen, damit Sie diese erforschen und sich davon inspirieren lassen können. Das Ziel dieses Leitfadens ist es, als Resonanzboden zu fungieren, um Ihrer RT zu helfen, ihre höchste Wirkung zu erzielen.

Guide de l'explorateur des Réseaux Thématiques (Français)

Ce guide offre des conseils sur la conception et la mise en œuvre d'un réseau thématique (RT) afin de maximiser l'engagement et l'impact des utilisateurs.

EURAKNOS a rassemblé les RT précédents et existants pour partager et apprendre les uns des autres. Ce guide représente les points clés de cette communauté de pratique, rédigé à l'intention des futurs coordinateurs et membres du consortium de RT. Il rassemble les connaissances et l'expérience des praticiens de la RT, ainsi que les bonnes pratiques des projets de RT, pour que vous puissiez les explorer et vous en inspirer. L'objectif de ce guide est d'agir comme une caisse de résonance pour faciliter votre RT afin qu'elle atteigne son plus grand impact.

Guida per l'esplorazione delle reti tematiche (Italiano)

Questa guida offre consigli sulla progettazione e sull'implementazione di una rete tematica (TN) per massimizzare il coinvolgimento e l'impatto degli utenti.

EURAKNOS ha riunito le TN precedenti ed esistenti per condividere e imparare gli uni dagli altri. Questa guida rappresenta le intuizioni chiave di questa comunità di pratica, scritta per un uso particolare da parte dei futuri coordinatori e membri del consorzio delle TN. Riunisce la conoscenza e l'esperienza dei professionisti TN, così come le buone pratiche dei progetti TN da esplorare e da cui essere ispirati. Lo scopo di questa guida è di agire come una cassa di risonanza per facilitare il tuo TN per ottenere il massimo impatto.

Teminių Tinklų Praktinis Vadovas (Lietuvis)

Šiame vadove pateikiama patarimų, kaip sukurti ir įgyvendinti teminį tinklą (TN), siekiant maksimaliai padidinti vartotojų įsitraukimą ir poveikį.

EURAKNOS subūrė ankstesnius ir esamus TN, kad galėtų dalytis ir mokytis vieni iš kitų. Šis vadovas atspindi pagrindines šios praktikos bendruomenės įžvalgas, skirtas būsimiems TN koordinatoriams ir konsorciumo nariams. Tai sujungia TN praktikų žinias ir patirtį, taip pat gerą TN projektų patirtį, kurią galite ištirti ir įkvėpti. Šio vadovo tikslas yra veikti kaip garso plokštė, kad jūsų TN pasiektų didžiausią poveikį.

Ghidul exploratorului rețelelor tematice (Română)

Acest ghid oferă sfaturi privind proiectarea și implementarea unei rețele tematice (TN) pentru a maximiza implicarea și impactul utilizatorilor.

EURAKNOS a reunit TN-urile anterioare și cele existente pentru a împărtăși și a învăța unul de la celălalt. Acest ghid reprezintă informații cheie din această comunitate de practică, scrisă pentru o utilizare specială de către viitorii coordonatori și membri ai consorțiului TN. Reunește cunoștințele și experiența practicienilor TN, precum și bunele practici din proiectele TN pentru a le explora și a vă inspira. Scopul acestui ghid este de a acționa ca o placă de sondă pentru a facilita TN-ului dvs. să obțină cel mai mare impact.

Vodnik po Tematskih Mrežah Raziskovalce (Slovenščina)

Ta priročnik ponuja nasvete o oblikovanju in izvajanju tematske mreže (TN), da bi povečali sodelovanje in vpliv uporabnikov.

EURAKNOS je združil prejšnje in obstoječe TN-je, da se izmenjujejo in se učijo drug od drugega. Ta priročnik predstavlja ključne vpoglede iz te prakse, napisane za posebno uporabo prihodnjih koordinatorjev in članov konzorcija TN. Združuje znanje in izkušnje izvajalcev TN, pa tudi dobre prakse iz TN projektov, ki jih lahko raziščete in navdihujete. Cilj tega priročnika je delovati kot zvočna plošča, ki bo vašemu TN-ju olajšala doseči največji učinek.

Felfedezői útmutató a tematikus hálózatokhoz (Magyar)

Ez az útmutató tanácsokat nyújt a tematikus hálózat (TN) tervezéséhez és megvalósításához a felhasználói elkötelezettség és hatás maximalizálása érdekében.

Az EURAKNOS összehozta a korábbi és a meglévő TN-ket, hogy megosszák és tanuljanak egymástól. Ez az útmutató ennek a gyakorlati közösségnek a legfontosabb meglátásait mutatja be, amelyeket a TN-k jövőbeli koordinátorai és konzorciumi tagjai külön felhasználásra írtak. Összegyűjti a TN-gyakorlók tudását és tapasztalatait, valamint a TN-projektek jó gyakorlatait, hogy felfedezhesse és inspirálhassa őket. Ennek az útmutatónak az a célja, hogy hangjelzőként működjön, hogy megkönnyítse a TN-t a legnagyobb hatás elérése érdekében.

Pionerens Ideékatalog til Tematiske Netværk (Dansk)

Denne vejledning giver råd om design og implementering af et tematisk netværk (TN) for at maksimere brugerengagement og -påvirkning.

EURAKNOS har samlet tidligere og eksisterende TN'er for at dele og lære af hinanden. Denne vejledning repræsenterer nøgleindsigt fra dette praksisfællesskab, skrevet til særlig brug af fremtidige koordinatorer og konsortiummedlemmer i TN'er. Det samler viden og erfaringer fra TN-udøvere såvel som god praksis fra TN-projekter, som du kan udforske og blive inspireret af. Målet med denne guide er at fungere som et klangbræt for at gøre det lettere for din TN at opnå sin største effekt.

Temaatiliste Võrgustike Huvilise Teejuht (Eesti)

Selles juhendis antakse nõu temaatilise võrgu (TN) kujundamise ja juurutamise kohta, et maksimeerida kasutajate seotust ja mõju.

EURAKNOS on kokku viinud varasemad ja olemasolevad TN-d, et üksteist jagada ja üksteiselt õppida. See juhend esindab selle praktikakogukonna põhilisi teadmisi, mis on tulevaste koordinaatorite ja TN-de konsortsiumi liikmete jaoks spetsiaalselt ette nähtud. See koondab TN-praktikute teadmised ja kogemused ning TN-projektide head tavad, et saaksite neid uurida ja neist inspireerida. Selle juhendi eesmärk on toimida kõlalauana, et hõlbustada teie TN-l maksimaalse mõju saavutamist.

e-Knowledge Reservoir Platform

Policy Brief: Sustainability of TNs for agricultural and forestry innovation

Here we outline six recommendations for improved funding and policy structures to better support TN function and sustainability.
Published in Volume 8 of the Project Repository Journal

Building a digital knowledge database to collect outputs from various Thematic Network Projects

eKRP documentation and guide

This report documents EURAKNOS' work to create a technological infrastructure for a user-friendly database connecting all knowledge reservoirs in agricultural and forestry practice available at multiple levels within Europe.

HIKR methodologies and practices for data generation, selection, collection and storage

This report deals with the issue of knowledge acquisition by TNs to identify and define the processes used to compile knowledge content in their knowledge reservoir and then disseminate it to end-users.

Database, technology choices and e-KRP recommendations

This report presents a strategy to move from the HIKR to the e-KRP, including recommendations for how to attain a user-friendly and accessible digital platform.

Feasibility and added value of an e-Knowledge Reservoir Platform

This feasibility study for a new centralised and open-source agricultural innovation e-KRP includes a sustainability plan which outlines technological, social, legal and financial considerations.

Developing High Impact: The Future EU-wide Open Source Knowledge Reservoir for Agriculture and Forestry

An aspirational 5-year vision for a common digital data platform for agriculture and forestry actors to access information based on outputs of EU H2020 thematic networks.

Euraknos Podcasts

WP Successes from team work and communication

WP4 leader Hercules Panoutsopoulos tells us how smooth communication and collaboration has been the secret to success in WP4 of the Euraknos project. This has been even more crucial with the loss of face to face meetings resulting from the global Covid-19 pandemic.

WP leader What does it involve

We chat to WP2 leader Rosa Mosquera about her role in the EURAKNOS project and the key outcomes from WP2. This mainly included evaluating indiviudal TN's and other EIP Agri activities, whilst considering how they are linked to operational groups, multi actor groups and other focus groups. Press play and find out more!

SUWANU the benefits of the TN from the partners point of view

Many of our EURAKNOS podcasts have explored the benefits of TN's for the end user, which is of course the main goal. But what are the knock on benefits for the partners involved? Through the success of the Suwanu Thematic Network, we explore the benefits of TN's for the partners.

Presenting information from innovative projects

How should the database function? Should it be available in more languages? Palatable answers from participants of the PMK (National rural network Estonia) CEV which took place in June 2020. This event focussed on the different methods of presenting information concerning innovative projects.

Peer to peer exchange in horticulture

Facilitating peer to peer knowledge exchange. Fanny Prezman explains the success of this Cross Exchange Visit which set out to generate feedback from TN's with demo experience, capitialize the work carried out by TN's and to dispute the best tools for exchanging knowledge. Take a listen to find out more.

Linking EU Forestry networks through Euraknos

An overview of the cross exchange visit organised by USC in collaboration with the EU forest institute. This CEV was a joining of the AFINET TN and the Incredible TN. The purpose of the CEV was to address the actors, researchers and advisors of whom the projects were for and to analyse the outputs strengths and weaknesses. This feedback helps to formulate the knowledge needed to maintain that the TN’s stay alive after the project ends.

Key factors in scaling up Agroforestry

This cross exchange visit was organised to consider the key factors when scaling up Agroforestry systems across Europe. Sharing knowledge between the EURAKNOS and the AFINET Thematic Network, the purpose of project results and how to utilise those results was discussed. Press play to explore future strategies for EU Agroforestry!

PANACEA The future of non food crops

In spite of considerable investment in research and development, Non Food Crops are not widespread in European agriculture, mainly due to challenges in supply chains as well as gaps in the policy framework and in the investment incentives. In this latest EURAKNOS podcast, we find out more about the great work of the impactful Thematic Network, PANACEA.

GLZ connecting young farmers across europe

The EURAKNOS CEV run by GLZ aimed to connect young farmers from across Europe. Kicking off with 4 young farmers detailing their careers and how they started farming, an international networking event followed which included 60 young farmers. Press play to hear what worked well and how this event was run!

Food supply chain best practices

Fostering successful adaption of food supply chain best practices. This cross exchange visit included 50 attendees and explored short supply chains within EU countries. EURAKNOS WP5 leader Laura Palczynski finds out more...

Euraknos to Eurosheep The CEV

EuroSheep exchanges existing knowledge between farmers and stakeholders at all stages of the supply chain in EU and Turkish sheep production.This CEV, organised by IDELE, gave the EURAKNOS project the opportunity to present and introduce the projects key outputs, explaining how they are of use to the EuroSheep CEV. The projects exchanged common issues relating to communication and dissemination, finding efficient and practical solutions.

Workshop facilitation - Handy advice from a social psychologist

Laurens Van der Cruyssen is a EURAKNOS consortium member and social psychologist with a background in neuroscience. In this light and entertaining podcast, Laurens provides an interesting insight into how workshops should be successfully facilitated to extract maximum output from each individual.

Facilitating Farmer Led Innovation - Jessica Stokes in conversation with Russ Carrington

EURAKNOS consortium member Jessica Stokes chats with Russ Carrington, regenerative farming consultant and former General Manager of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association about the role of farmer networks to support farmers through change and how online forums, such as that used by the PFLA’s 600 strong membership, can facilitate knowledge exchange and innovation between farmers.

WP4 - Success resulting from teamwork and communication

WP4 leader Hercules Panoutsopoulos tells us how smooth communication and collaboration has been the secret to success in WP4 of the Euraknos project. This has been even more crucial with the loss of face to face meetings resulting from the global Covid-19 pandemic.

EURAKNOS - Communicating through videos and podcasts

A podcast about podcasts! EURAKNOS podcast content curator and editing team Laura Palczynski & Martha Hayes give some tips for successful TN communications.

Platform Development from EURAKNOS to EUREKA

Davino and Hercules work on both the EURAKNOS and EUREKA projects, working on an electronic Knoweldge Reservoir Platform. In this episode, they explain a little about the public-facing and behind-the-scenes work and how the EUREKA project (https://h2020eureka.eu/) builds upon the proof of concept developed in EURAKNOS.

FERTINNOWA - A bottom-up approach to water sustainability

The transfer of INNOvative techniques for sustainable WAter use in FERtigated crops... we find out more about the facinating work of this H2020 funded TN

The Euraknos Vision Paper - What and why?

WP5 leader Laura Palczynski sets out what the ideal vision for the EURAKNOS Knowledge Reservoir would be and explains the possibilities and limitations of applying the vision paper in reality.

CEV - Learning and Collaborating across EU projects focused on livestock

Despite the restrictions from Covid-19, Euraknos recently teamed up with the 'Project Disarm' Thematic Network to deliver a successful cross exchange visit. We hear how they did it.

EURAKNOS - The role of WP3

Patrick Sarzeaud provides an insight into the role and achievements of WP3 as they work towards achieveing a high impact knowledge resevoir (HIKR)

SheepNet - Increasing income through improved sheep productivity

The SheepNet TN sets out to improve sheep productivity by targetting reproduction, gestation and a reduction in lamb mortality.

The role, the purpose and potential improvement of Practice Abstracts

Lisa Van Dijk talks practice abstracts. What do they set out to achieve and how can we utilise this dissemination tool?

Cross Exchange Visit - Identifying best practices for knowledge platforms

IFOAM tell us about their recent cross exchange visit which focused on the OK-NET Ecofeed TN knowledge platform.

CEVs - Overcoming the challenges of Covid

Cross Exchange Visits are an important part of the EURAKNOS project. But how can they continue under Covid-19 restrictions? IFOAM tell us how they adapted to run a successful online CEV.

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A quickfire podcast with the EURAKNOS consortium!

Why not make the most of the whole EURAKNOS team being together for the June consortium meeting! In this podcast we ask our team members what their biggest achievements have been so far in the project, whilst also thinking about the next steps for the EURAKNOS project in the form of 'EUREKA'.

https://h2020eureka.eu/

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INNOSETA - Advising on innovative spraying equipment and training across the EU sector

A freely accessible repository of innovative spraying technology, training material, projects and papers tailored to the needs of the spraying community. We find out what makes this thematic network such a great success...
https://www.innoseta.eu/
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A multi-actor approach and the KIP

Sylvia Burssens, who is part of the EURAKNOS coordination team explains what we mean by a 'multi-actor approach' and details how the knowledge innovation panel (KIP) will support the EURAKNOS project. Did you know 'kip' means chicken in Flemish? Let's hope they give us the golden egg!
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How to survive a midterm review

As EURAKNOS is only a two-year project, the midterm review came around very quickly. Project coordinator Pieter Spanoghe tells us how he prepared for the midterm review and gives some advice for surviving it!
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Planning a successful consortium meeting - tips and hints!

"Its important to make it fun and interactive, try to think out the box and mix it up a little" - Nathan De Geyter from the EURAKNOS coordination team gives great insight into ways you can ensure a smooth and productive consortium meeting... including human bingo!
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An insight into EUfruit

Project co-ordinator Michelle Williams chats to us about the work of the EUfruit Thematic Network. Through a multi-actor approach, the project aims to improve the implementation of research outcomes into practical and applicable knowledge that will directly benefit the European fruit sector.
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AGRIFORVALOR- exploiting sidestream biomass resources

Around the world, industries of all kinds produce waste. However, for industries involved in the use of natural resources, it is perhaps better to think of these products not as waste but rather as opportunity.

AGRIFORVALOR brings together members from all sectors adjacent to the bio-economy, helping identify where value can be found in sidestreams from agriculture and forestry and getting those feedstocks to innovators who transform them from ‘waste’ into valued commodities.

http://www.agriforvalor.eu/pag...

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Smart-AKIS - Increasing the adoption of Smart Farming Technologies

Smart-AKIS is a European Network mainstreaming Smart Farming Technologies among the European farmer community and bridging the gap between practitioners and research on the identification and delivery of new Smart Farming solutions to fit the farmers’ needs.

https://www.smart-akis.com/ind...
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OK-NET Ecofeed - Increasing the use of organic feed for Monogastrics

The overall aim of OK-NET EcoFeed is to help farmers, breeders and the organic feed processing industry in achieving the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed for monogastrics, in particular pigs, broilers, laying hens and parents of broilers and laying hens. We talk to two project partners and hear their advice...
https://ok-net-ecofeed.eu/home.
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OK NET Arable - Increasing productivity & quality in organic arable cropping

The overall aim of the thematic network ‘OK-NET Arable’ was to improve the exchange of innovative and traditional knowledge among farmers, farm advisers and scientists to increase productivity and quality in organic arable cropping all over Europe, in order to satisfy future market demand. Bram Moeskops tells us about the project's successes and the difficulties encountered.
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WP5 - What does that actually involve?

Laura Palczynski, WP5 leader in the EURAKNOS project, talks to Martha Hayes (IfA) about what her role involves, and some tips and hints for overcoming any difficulties you would expect to encounter within a TN.
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Inno4grass - Awarding Innovation

Europe’s most innovative grassland farmers are set to receive international awards for their innovation and commitment to excellence in grassland. This initiative is part of the three-year Inno4Grass Thematic Network project, a €2 million project funded by Horizon 2020. The farmers receiving awards represent eight member states in Europe and are all excelling in grassland and grassland management despite differences in climate, systems and soil types. Jendrik Holthusen tells us more....

https://www.inno4grass.eu/en/

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DISARM - Innovative Solutions for Antibiotic Resistance Management

An active network dedicated to finding innovative solutions for antibiotic resistance. DISARM intends to reduce antibiotic resistance by reducing the need for antibiotics in livestock farming through focusing on disease prevention and prudent use of antibiotics.WP5 leader Laura Palczynski explains in more detail....

https://disarmproject.eu

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NEFERTITI - Learning through Farm Demos

The objective of NEFERTITI is to establish an EU-wide network of demonstration and pilot farms designed to enhance knowledge exchanges, cross fertilization among actors and efficient innovation uptake in the farming sector through peer-to-peer demonstration. Jenderick Holthusen tells us more.

https://nefertiti-h2020.eu

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Joining a TN halfway through the project

Lisa Morgans, head of the Livestock department at IfA, discusses her own experiences of joining a TN halfway through the project, having taken over from her predecessor at IfA. Lisa gives some valuable advice for how TN's could smooth this transition, ensuring that the project continues to progress at the same pace.

WINETWORK - Collaborative innovation in the wine sector

In the WINETWORK project, the approach will be implemented in ten regions from seven countries representing more than 90% of the EU wine production. The main topic addressed is the fight against diseases that jeopardise the future production potential of the EU (Grapevine Trunk Diseases and Flavescence Dorée). As they represent a threat for the economic viability of the entire sector, these topics have been previously identified as a priority by winegrowers, scientists and decision-makers.

http://www.winetwork.eu

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SKIN - Focussing on the short food supply chain

SKIN is the EU Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) Thematic Network.Examples of SFSCs in Europe are numerous, but they are generally small in scale, limited in impact and highly fragmented. This is an obstacle for farmers and other stakeholders acting in the value chain to implement viable and efficient solutions.The aim of SKIN is to tackle such fragmentation in the access to different practice models, systematise information, empower the potential innovators and create a EU community on SFSCs, with the objective of enhancing innovation capabilities and pathways supporting the development of efficient SFSCs.

http://www.shortfoodchain.eu

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Euro Dairy - improving the viability and sustainability of milk production in Europe

EuroDairy supports the development and communication of practice-based innovation in dairy farming. It focusses on four key issues: socio economic resilience, resource efficiency, animal care, and the integration of milk production with biodiversity objectives. We chat with project co-ordinator, Ray Keatinge about what made it a success.

https://eurodairy.eu

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AgriSpin - Space for innovations in Agriculture

Far from all innovation processes succeed. In fact, many go awry even before they begin. So what makes an innovation process move forward? And what stops it? The EU-project “AgriSpin – Space for Innovations in Agriculture” seeks to find the answers to those questions and many more by identifying best practices for innovation and support systems in European agriculture.

https://agrispin.eu

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A closer look at the EU Pig TN with Ben Williams

EU PiG aims to raise the competitiveness of the European pig industry by linking producers and sharing tried and tested best practice and innovations. Hear about the projects successes and results with project co-ordinator Ben Williams....

https://www.eupig.eu

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Looking at the successes of the 4D4F TN with Richard Lloyd

The 4D4F thematic network looked into dairy animal and environmental sensors and how collecting real-time information can help contribute to decision-making in dairy farming. The network brought together dairy farmers, dairy technology suppliers, data companies, dairy advisors, veterinarians and researchers from across Europe.

https://4d4f.eu

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Farmer led innovation - David Main explains the work of the Hennovation TN

David Main from Hennovation tells us what made 'Hennovation' such a successful TN. Using the laying hen sector as a case study, the Hennovation project demonstrated the potential of innovation led by farmers and industry practices in two areas of concern, Injurious Pecking and End-of-Lay, during transport and at the abattoir.

http://hennovation.eu

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TN Learnings

Collection of Summary Sheets

These attractive summary sheets based on best practices offer practical advice on TN function

20 Practice Abstracts compiled

This document includes 20 practice abstracts with key recommendations for content design and storage, communication and dissemination, and the multi-actor approach.

Best Practices for Thematic Networks According to Past and Present Projects

This video outlines key recommendations that can help to set a Thematic Network project up for success.

Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation Strategies

This report presents a framework to support strategic decision making was developed outlining three complementary dissemination pathways to generate, multiply, and disperse knowledge. Further recommendations and examples of good practice also relate to dissemination and exploitation tools and channels.

Fostering the Multi-Actor Approach in TNs

Based on outcomes from our Paris workshop on 12th-13th December 2019, this report provides recommendations to foster the multi-actor approach in all project activities.

Report on EURAKNOS' Second Workshop

This report provides the outline, methodologies and main results of our second EURAKNOS workshop aiming to discuss, develop and validate the HIKR technical guidelines to be presented in the TN Explorer's Guide.

Application of the Multi-Actor Approach in TNs

This report maps the methods used by past and present TNs to incorporate the multi-actor approach. Based on these results, recommendations for effective involvement of multiple actors are made.

Communication and dissemination tools and channels used by TNs

This assessment maps the practices used by past and present TNs and analyses their success at reaching farmers, foresters and end-users. Results inform recommendations for more efficient communication and dissemination via tools and channels appropriate for the target audience to increase impact.

Format and design of TN knowledge reservoirs

This report describes the format and design of knowledge reservoirs developed by existing TNs and offers some recommendations to improve the consistency of approaches used by TNs to increase impact.

Data and Knowledge Formats of TNs

A report comparing the ways in which existing TNs produce, collect and store knowledge, considering TN origin, content, format and synergies

Outcomes from Budapest Workshop: Recommendations for High Impact TNs

This report contains the results of the Budapest workshop where TN best practices were discussed. Twenty recommendations are presented.

Summary of current practices and methodologies of Thematic Networks

This report summarises our key findings from our initial findings stemming from our desktop study, TN interviews and Budapest workshop.

About EURAKNOS

What can EURAKNOS offer Thematic Network Projects?

What attracted representatives of different Thematic Networks (TNs) from across the EU to get involved with EURAKNOS?

EURAKNOS Workshop Budapest

Presenting the EURAKNOS Project which is working with Thematic Networks across Europe to develop strategies to make results more accessible to end-users.

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