Results of the European Rural Innovation Contest (EURIC) are Announced

In January 2019 the Horizon 2020 project 'LIAISON' launched a Europe-wide contest with the aim of seeking-out innovative, inspiring and ground-breaking initiatives from within farming, forestry and the agri-food supply chain.

A total of 220 businesses, projects and initiatives entered the contest from 21 EU Member States and from 2 neighboring countries. An international jury of independent professional experts have now selected 15 of them as European Rural Innovation Ambassadors who represent the large variety of innovative groups in different sectors and geographical areas.

Each of the selected Ambassadors will receive personalised promotional materials and international recognition, as well as the possibility to benefit from numerous networking opportunities.

“Times are changing! All across Europe the agricultural, forestry and the agri‐food sectors are facing major social, economic and environmental challenges – as well as great new opportunities. 

Rural innovation is currently one of the hottest topics of discussion from farmhouse kitchen tables to the European Commission offices in Brussel.  We therefore set out to find as many good examples of rural innovation as we could and to promote their hard work and good ideas.  We were especially interested in finding partnerships that bring together diverse expertise from people and organisations with different backgrounds”.

All of the Ambassadors will be honoured at the European Rural Innovation Contest Award Ceremony taking place on 3 December 2019 in Brussels during the annual Organic Innovation Days event organised jointly by EU and TP Organics.

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