Europe Horizon project “PREMIERE – preparing multi-actor projects in a co-creative way”
WHY DO WE NEED PREMIERE?
The various strategies of the European Union emphasize the importance of innovative solutions for coping with the major social, economic, and environmental concerns and challenges rural areas are facing. EU funding for so-called ’multi-actor‘ research and innovation projects is an especially important tool for speeding up the development, local adjustment, dissemination, and use of innovations in food, farming, the bioeconomy, natural resources and the environment.
Over 40 % of all topics of Cluster 6 of the Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme require the application of the multi-actor approach and in the future the requirement will extend to more and more projects.
WHAT IS MULTI-ACTOR APPROACH?
Multi-actor approach is a bottom-up/transversal cooperation/co-creation between actors with necessary and complementary expertise, skills and knowledge. This implies that the project consortium must consist of different partners engaging in a multidirectional exchange: the ones needing a solution to their problem (end-users) and the ones who can provide the necessary practical, scientific or other complementary knowledge or skill to solve the problem. Such partners with complementary knowledge and skills are, for example, producer organizations, research institutions, advisory systems, networks, EIP-AGRI operational groups, etc.
HOW WILL PREMIERE HELP PREPARE BETTER MULTI-ACTOR PROJECTS?
The PREMIERE project consortium consists of 15 organizations from 13 EU countries. It aims to strengthen the multi-actor approach by supporting the development of more relevant, coherent, and well-prepared project proposals. This includes all aspects of
- improving the search for suitable partners, which would make the best use of the complementing knowledge both in writing applications and in implementing activities; building the project partnership, co-designing the work plan, and negotiating an appropriate budget. Particular attention is paid to the involvement of new partners that have not previously participated in multi-actor projects, including those that have previously been unsuccessful with their project applications.
- supporting the dialogue between different interest groups: discussions, trainings, brokerage events. Current and potential project partners, policy makers and implementing agencies from all Member States (and beyond) will be targeted.
- supporting the implementation of innovative governance and reliable decision-making in both political and administrative level.
More specifically PREMIERE will develop a suite of support activities and easy-to-use materials:
- Organisation of brokerage events for forthcoming Horizon Europe calls for multi-actor projects;
- Pilot seed-funding for project proposal development, including specific to engage EIP-AGRI Operational Groups in Horizon Europe;
- Celebration of successful new multi-actor projects at Granting Parties;
- Multi-actor training through a multi-actor simulation game, an online Serious Game, an Online Academy, and a MOOC as well as offline training-for-trainers;
- Divers output such as online videos, creative videos, How-to-Guides etc.
- Recommendations and briefings for the European Commission, their services and external evaluators to help to ensure the implementation of the multi-actor approach in new project proposals.
WHO ARE IN THE PREMIERE CONSORTIUM?
- PREMIERE is coordinated by the German University of Applied Sciences Hochschule für Nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde, Germany
- Centre of Estonian Rural Research and Knowledge (METK), Estonia
- NGO Kodukant Läänemaa (KKLM), Estonia
- Het Eigen Vermogen van het Instituut voor Landbouw- en Visserijonderzoek (EV-ILVO), Belgium
- ARVALIS – Institut du végétal (ARVALIS), France
- Cologne Game Lab, Technische Hochschule Köln (CGL-THK), Germany
- National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), Ireland
- Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria (CREA), Italy
- Nodibinajums Baltic Studies Centre (BSC), Latvia
- Open Universiteit Nederland (OUNL), Netherlands
- Highclere Consulting SRL (HCC), Romania
- Departament d’Acció Climàtica, Alimentació i Agenda Rural. Generalitat de Catalunya (DACC), Spain
- International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies – Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (CIHEAM-IAMZ), Spain
- Instytut Podstawowych Problemów Techniki Polskiej Akademii Nauk (IPPT-PAN), Poland
- Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia – Chamber of Agricultural and Food Enterprises (CCIS-CAFE), Slovenia
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