18 Feb

It is open the European rural innovation contest for sustainability – horizon 2020 project

<strong>We are searching for Farm and Forestry Producers and Agri-food Initiatives with a Success Story to Share!</strong>

Rural innovation is, currently, one of the hottest topics of discussion from farmhouse kitchen tables to the European Commission offices in Brussels. Rural innovation is not just about the one‐way, top‐down transfer of new products and processes from science into practice.

Rural innovation is about co‐creation! It’s about farmers/foresters, advisors, researchers and others working together in partnership to find solutions to real‐life needs, challenges and opportunities.

We want to find and reward the best examples of such partnerships!

The LIAISON project is launching a contest with the aim of seeking‐out innovative, inspiring and ground‐breaking initiatives from within farming, forestry and the agri‐food supply chain. We are particularly interested in partnerships that bring together diverse expertise from collaborating partners with different backgrounds.
The partnerships may be formal, for example a project partnership of fixed duration or maybe an association or similar structure. Or they may be informal, such as a local network, or some other form of voluntary collaboration. Whether it is a farmers’ co‐op, a local food hub or a rural conservation initiative, we are reaching out to promote their hard work and innovative ideas.
A jury of experts will select 15 Rural Innovation Ambassadors to receive international recognition, networking opportunities, personalized promotional material to use for future engagement and the invitation to join a prestigious awards ceremony in autumn 2019.
The contest was launched Thursday 24th January 2019 and will be open for entries until Friday 15th March 2019.


To enter LIAISON’s EU Rural Innovation Contest visit: 


Para mais<strong> informações sobre o concurso</strong>, consulte os detalhes de contacto na página Web:

For further information on the contest, please refer to contact details on http://www.icaam.uevora.pt/investigacao/sites-dos-nossos-projetos/LIAISON-Melhor-Inovacao-Rural-Vinculando-Atores-Instrumentos-e-Politicas-atraves-de-Redes

 About Liaison

LIAISON is a research and innovation project in the field of socio‐economics in agriculture and forestry. It has a strong foundation and orientation in and towards sustainable farming and forestry.
The aim is to support and connect people who are responsible for the implementation of the EIPAGRI policy concept in different countries, by enhancing the exchange of experiences, helping build alliances and give farmers and foresters a strong voice in the policy field of innovation projects.
Follow LIAISON on Twitter for up to date contest information: @liaison2020 #EURIC19
This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773418.