Early Career Researcher Workshop


Envisioning the Future of European Animal Production

Workshop for Early Career Researchers

Autunm 2020 in Rome, Italy

Conducted within the ERA-NET SusAn and hosted by MIPAAF, Italy


The European Research Area Network on Sustainable Animal Production (ERA-NET SusAn) was initiated 2016 under the current European research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. 38 partners from 23 European countries in ERA-NET SusAn endorsed scientific excellence and recommended an integrated, interdisciplinary, cross-cutting and multi-actor approach to research and knowledge exchange which reflects the complexity of the research requirements for sustainable European animal production. Based on the three pillars of sustainability - economy, environment and society – SusAn targets innovative research across all areas of the animal production system such as health and welfare, feeding and nutrition, reproduction, breeding and genetics, housing, nutrient management and economics.

What is the Early Career Researchers Workshop?

The Early Career Researcher Workshop is one of the additional activities of the ERA-NET SusAn on top of the cofunded call. By organising this event, ERA-NET SusAn aims to bring together European researchers in the early stages of post doc career to work together on a vision of European sustainable animal production.

The main objectives of this workshop are:

  • Define key benefits and challenges of sustainable European animal production
  • Discuss different alternatives/pathways to a more sustainable European animal production
  • Elaborate a coherent vision for sustainable animal production in Europe and formulate a “Narrative of sustainable European animal production”
  • Create the basis for a peer reviewed article on the narrative, to be completed after the workshop by the participants

Travel, accommodation, meals and workshop participation will be funded by the ERA NET initiative.


If you have any questions contact Ortolani Livia: livia.ortolani.ext@politicheagricole.it

If you are interested to participate, look here for details on the application process: