Thematic networks are a new approach under Horizon 2020 which bring people from both science and practice together to create useful and practical outputs for farmers. The EIP-AGRI has developed a specific brochure on these networks.
Horizon 2020 thematic networks are coordination and support actions funded under Horizon 2020. They bring people from both science and practice together to create useful, practical outputs on a specific theme within agricultural research and innovation.
Thematic networks have two main aims:
- collecting existing scientific knowledge and best practices which are close to being put into practice, but not yet sufficiently ready for farmers and foresters to implement;
- translating this knowledge into easily understandable end-user material such as short, informative recommendations and solutions (“practice abstracts”), leaflets, guidelines and audio-visual material (photos, video clips, etc.). This material should be made available beyond the lifespan of the project through the main existing dissemination channels which farmers often use, as well as through the EIP-AGRI website.