Category Archives: Sister Projects

Sister project: LIVERUR

Today, in the CONSOLE project we want to present another of the sister projects.

The LIVERUR project pays special attention to Living Labs as they foster more sustainable resource mobilization, better cooperation between operators throughout the value chain, and lead to new services.

Therefore, Living Lab uses the concept of open innovation in a broader sense, with a success / failure rate determined by empirically based key research factors.

With empirically proven studies still lacking, LIVERUR’s short-term goal is to improve knowledge of business models growing in rural areas, including understanding their potential. In the long term, the project will increase the potential for rural economic diversification.

LIVERUR project is presented at the ‘III Meeting of Rural Professional Women’

LIVERUR project is presented at the ‘III Meeting of Rural Professional Women’


The project is developed by 24 entities from different countries of the European Union and led by the Catholic University of Murcia.


Additional information

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Excalibur project

Sister project: Excalibur

Don’t be scared. We are sure that when you have seen the word “Excalibur” in our Brother Projects section, you will have thought that in the CONSOLE project we have gone crazy.

Well, none of that. Excalibur, in addition to being that legendary sword that King Arthur managed to remove from a rock, is also a European project on the dynamics of soil biodiversity and its synergistic effects with prebiotic and probiotic approaches in horticulture.

But … exactly what it is about

In the Excalibur project logo the sword appears rooted in the ground, rather than nailed to a solid rock. And we believe it symbolizes the strength of biodiversity (the sword) in and on the ground.

Its promoters argue that Excalibur will develop a comprehensive soil management strategy to increase the effectiveness of biocontrol and biofertilization practices in agriculture; increasing the force between that sword and that ground, right?

Excalibur goals

To achieve their purposes, they have developed a series of objectives:

  1. Focus on multi-scale interactions between plants and underground organisms to exploit the potential of bioefectors and multifunctional bioinoculants.
  2. Optimize the formulation and application methods of these products according to the dynamics of the native biodiversity of the soil.
  3. Develop a strategy to improve the exploitation of interactions of soil biodiversity with bioefectors and bioinoculants by evaluating their impacts on crops and biodiversity with different agricultural management practices (conventional, organic) and conditions of biotic stress / abiotic.
  4. Create a multi-criteria model to assess the state of the soil biodiversity of farming systems with the aim of using bioefectors and bioinoculants more efficiently.
  5. Develop technical tools to monitor the persistence and dispersal of bioinoculants under field conditions for ecotoxicological and agronomic purposes.
  6. Assess the effects of the new strategy on the economy, environmental quality, and ecosystem functions.
  7. Disseminate the results among all stakeholders with a dynamic and comprehensive methodology and encourage the adoption of recommended practices derived from the new strategy at the local, regional and international levels.

Who are the Knights of the Round Table?

The Excalibur project is developed by public and private entities in Europe that have developed their strategy in three main activities subdivided into six Work Packages (WP).

There is no doubt that the results of the Excalibur project will be exciting.

 Kick-off meeting of the H2020 project EXCALIBUR (On 19-21 June 2019)

Kick-off meeting of the H2020 project EXCALIBUR (On 19-21 June 2019)

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AGFOSY Project

Sister Project: AGFOSY

From the CONSOLE project we are delighted to present the AGFOSY Project.

AGFOSY is an Erasmus + strategic partnership project and is funded by the EU (The AGFOSY project has been funded with support from the European Commission, with reference number 2018-1-CZ01-KA202-048153).

The AGFOSY project is carried out by a consortium of seven partners from six different countries, they are working together to raise awareness and promote Agroforestry measures across Europe.

The AGFOSY project partners in Toulouse meeting, France on May 23 – 24th.
The AGFOSY project partners in Toulouse meeting, France on May 23 – 24th.

About the project

Agroforestry is defined as a land use system where woody vegetation grows in association with agricultural crops or livestock on the same land.

Thus, this combination increases the diversity of agricultural production, reduces farmers’ dependence on a crop, and provides many important environmental services (reduced soil erosion, water conservation, maintenance of soil fertility, conservation of biodiversity, etc.).

In addition, Agroforestry provides solutions to different problems, such as income diversification, unemployment and ecological services.

This system provides a wide range of services, making it possible to contribute to sustainable growth and mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Most importantly, Agroforestry helps to achieve the objectives of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as the shift towards a low carbon and resilient economy in agriculture. In addition, Agroforestry leads to diversifying income and increasing productivity.

The project will be developed mainly in the north and center of continental Europe and looks for new systems that fit or help solve the specific collectivization heritage of Eastern Europe: large fields, treeless landscapes, etc.

From the CONSOLE project we are looking forward to hearing the results of your research.

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Contracts 2.0

Sister Project: Contracts 2.0

If there is any project that is closely related to the CONSOLE project, it is the Contracts 2.0 project.

What is Contracts 2.0 project?

Contracts 2.0 is a European Union (H2020) funded project that works on contractual solutions that provide the right incentives to farmers and land managers to produce more environmental public goods, but will also allow them to reconcile the profitability of their farms with the objectives of sustainability.

According to Contracts 2.0, many farmers currently struggle to maintain the economic viability of their farms, facing serious trade-offs between short-term profitability and sustainable production. And to reduce compensation, better contract-based approaches are urgently needed to provide tangible support to farmers through additional public and private incentives to produce a mix of public and private goods that better reflects society’s preferences.


Contracts 2.0 Kick – Off Meeting (Berlín, Germany)


Contracts 2.0 objective

According to the mentioned, the main objective of Contracts 2.0 is to develop novel contract-based approaches to incentivize farmers to increase the provision of environmental public goods alongside private goods.

Newly developed contract-based approaches should be more environmentally efficient, economically viable for farmers and support the duration of contractual agreements.


The project is being developed by 27 partners from public and private entities from all over Europe, coordinated by Bettina Matzdorf (Zalf), where representative case studies are being developed.

RECAP holds in Serbia its sixth consortium meeting

Sister Project: RE.CAP

Feeding more than 7,000 million people in the world (Woldmeter) has become a challenging task for the governments of the world, trying to increase the productivity of agricultural spaces.

However, the increase in agricultural activity has caused several damages to the environment.

The European Union is aware of this fact, and has promoted a project that seeks increased productio

RECAP holds in Serbia its sixth consortium meeting

RECAP holds in Serbia its sixth consortium meeting

n through sustainable and economically viable solutions through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

EU farmers must comply with cross compliance rules, regulations and legislative obligations to receive payments. Failure by farmers to comply with the rules can lead to the reduction or even the cancellation of their agricultural aid and rural development payments.

In this circumstance, the CONSOLE sister project RE.CAP was born, which aims to develop improved remote monitoring of CAP obligations and complementing the inspection procedures in the field, eliminating several of the affected loads.

In addition, RE.CAP will offer farmers a tool that will help them comply with the regulations imposed by the CAP, personalized information to simplify the interpretation of complex regulations and early alerts on possible non-conformities. RETRIEVE agricultural consultants to access the data available on the platform, subject to security and privacy policies, and develop their own services within the platform using design tools, libraries and communication with the database under an open approach.

Therefore, RE.CAP increases the efficiency and transparency of the procedures of public authorities when implementing CAP. It offers personalized services to farmers for better compliance with CC standards and enables the development of new value-added services by agricultural consultants through the combination of remote satellite sensors and user-generated data on one platform.

LIAISON is an EU-funded ‘research and innovation’ project

Sister Project: LIAISON

As every Wednesday, in the CONSOLE project we want to present another sister project.

On this occasion we present the LIAISON project. This is an EU-funded “research and innovation” project that aims to help unlock the potential of “partnering for innovation” in agriculture, forestry and rural business.

The project is being developed by a multidisciplinary team of academics and professionals from 17 entities in 15 countries.

LIAISON consortium partners

This LIAISON website offers a window on their joint work between May 2018 and August 2021.

It is about optimizing the mixed groups of farmers, foresters and other stakeholders that aim to develop joint innovative solutions because they aim to address the economic, environmental, social and cultural challenges facing your farms and us as a society.

LIAISON has a highly interactive work program that is based on the participation of the consortium’s diversity of partners and your network of associated stakeholders, such as Rural Innovation Ambassadors, macro-regional stakeholders and our Project Advisory Group.

Together with relevant stakeholders, they develop a shared, but versatile, conceptual framework for analyzing and evaluating innovation and change processes in agriculture, forestry, rural business, and initiatives.