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FOODCoST presents synergies with other EU-founded projects and initiatives that are focused on the same or related areas. The expertise and results developed in the context of these projects will bring knowledge and other benefits to the FOODCoST Project.

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PATHWAYS is a 5-year (2021-2026), €9 million Horizon 2020 project aiming to reduce environmental impacts while addressing societal demands for safe, nutritious and affordable meat and dairy products by identifying and increasing sustainable practices along the supply and production chains of the European livestock sector.

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STEP UP, a Horizon Europe project running from January 2024 to December 2027, aims to upgrade livestock production in Europe by making it more sustainable.

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ECO FOOD CHOICE was born of the shared ambition of reaserchers to develop and harmonize environmental labelling on a European scale. The project, financed by the LIFE program, brings together 8 European partners from Spain, Germany and the Netherlands, with researchers and companies who are experts in their fields: agricultural production, data, LCA, consumer sciences, etc.

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HOLiFOOD is a 4-year project  (2022-2026) funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe Programme that aims to introduce an holistic approach for tackling food systems risks in a changing global environment. How? The project aims to improve the integrated food safety risk analysis (RA) framework in Europe to support the early detection of food risks in the food chain for a safe and sustainable food system.

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PLAN’EAT is a Horizon Europe research project, funded by the European Commission, which aims at transforming food systems and food environments towards healthy and sustainable dietary behaviour. The project started in September 2022 and will last for 4 years.

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BEATLES aspires to identify the individual, systemic and policy lock-ins and levers that influence entire food systems behavioural change and to develop transformation pathways of change to accelerate the systemic and systematic transition to climate-smart agriculture and smart farming technologies, fully aligned with the ambitions of the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies, and the new CAP at regional and EU levels.

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The main objective of aWISH is to develop and offer the capacity to evaluate and improve the welfare of meat-producing livestock throughout Europe via automated monitoring of animal-based welfare indicators at the slaughterhouse in order to give feedback and advice on best practices to those responsible for the various stages of production (farmer, catching team, transporter, slaughterhouse). This approach will be developed and evaluated in close collaboration with all actors involved, from primary producers up to policy makers and citizens.

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SUSTCERT4BIOBASED aims at assessing and promoting the adoption of sustainability certification schemes and labels for industrial biobased systems to support tracing the sustainability of the products along the EU and international value chains and trades.