FCT was a member of the SAFEFOODERA, Coordination Action (CA) supported by the European Commission with the aims to strengthen the European scientific base and to support the structuring of the European Research Area (ERA). This ERA-NET involved 24 funding agencies, from 19 countries, and closed on May 31st 2009.
SAFEFOODERA launched two transnational calls in food safety.
The SAFEFOODERA 1st pilot call for proposals in 2006 funded R&D projects on the following topics:
The participating countries and regions in the 1st call were: Basque Country, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, The Netherlands, The Nordic Region, UK.
In the 1st call 24 proposals were submitted. The Independent Panel of Experts recommended funding for 2 proposals, with participation of 3 Portuguese teams. The total budget for the 1st call was approximately 2.3 M €, and FCT financed 60.000€, for projects with maximum duration of 1 year.
The funded projects from the 1st call with Portuguese participation were:
The SAFEFOODERA 2nd call for proposals in 2008 included the following nine topics concerning food safety:
The participating countries and regions in the 2nd call were: Basque Country, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, The Netherlands, The Nordic Region and UK.
In the 2nd call, 24 proposals were submitted, 7 of which were recommended for funding by an Independent Panel of Experts. The total budget for this call was approximately 6 M €, and FCT financed 2 projects, with a maximum duration of 2 years, with a total of 200.000€.
The funded projects from the 2nd call with Portuguese participation were:
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