Three projects at MGMT receive funding from Horizon Europe

Sustainable packaging, sustainable production and consumption, and organic farming. MGMT has received funding from Horizon Europe for three different projects.

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The EU’s research and innovation programme Horizon Europe supports projects that involve international collaboration and interdisciplinary solutions. Horizon Europe is the EU’s ninth framework programme for research and innovation and replaces Horizon 2020. The programme supports researchers, companies, public and private organisations and similar. Horizon Europe has a budget of approximately DKK 710 billion and will run for the period 2021-2027.

MGMT has received funding for the following projects under the Horizon Europe programme:

  1. FoodCost– John Thøgersen & Anne Odile Peschel – EUR 367,300 The overall objective of FOODCost is to develop tools, policies and business models to promote sustainable production and consumption in the food system by presenting the real costs via food prices. FOODCost will also advise policy makers, companies and other parties in the food sector. Learn more:
  2. R3PACK – Polymeros Chrysochou – EUR 344,500 The EU project R3PACK focuses on ensuring sustainable packaging solutions and optimising schemes for recycling food packaging. The MAPP centre will contribute to a new EU project which aims to reduce food packaging waste by removing barriers and establishing schemes for the recycling of food packaging. The project will also work with recycling schemes across France and Belgium. Learn more:
  3. OrganicTargets4EU – Primary Investigator Jessica Aschemann-Witzel – EUR 308,109.14 (MGMT share of funding, there are two other partners at AU)
    A new EU target states that at least 25 per cent of the EU’s farmland must be used for organic farming by 2030. In 2019, organic farmland made up 8.5 per cent in EU-271. This means that the current organic area must be tripled within 11 years. Organic aquaculture accounted for 2 per cent of the total aquaculture production in 2019. No specific F2F target has been set for organic aquaculture, but a growth rate similar to that of organic farming – which would increase the organic aquaculture area to 5 per cent – will require a huge effort. To achieve such ambitious goals, both types of production and consumption will need to be scaled up in a balanced way, including a transformation of structures and value chains within farming. This transformation must be supported by ambitious F&I, strong advisory services, and knowledge exchange and education for all organic agents and other professionals in this field. The overall objective of OrganicTargets4EU is to help achieve the organic F2F targets.

Total funding for MGMT: EUR 1,019,909.14, corresponding to DKK 7,588,124.