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Horizon Europe is the main Research and Innovation Funding Programme of the European Commission.

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Horizon 2020 is the previous Funding Programme. There are no longer calls, but projects can run until 2024.

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New Zealand partners in Horizon Europe Pillar 2 proposals as beneficiaries

The European Commission and New Zealand have concluded the association negotiations of New Zealand to Horizon Europe. New Zealand will become the first non-EU industrialized country that will be associated to Horizon Europe. The association agreement is expected to be signed in the coming months. New Zealand will only associate to Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe. This new development resulted in an update of the list of participating countries in Horizon Europe in the Horizon Europe Programme Guide. New Zealand is now considered as a country in view of association and therefore the transitional arrangements will apply. As from the Work Programmes 2023 onwards, New Zealand partners requesting EU funding have to be included as beneficiaries in proposals of Horizon Europe Pillar 2 calls. Please be aware that if at the time of the signature of the grant agreement of the project, the association agreement of New Zealand has not been finalised yet then the status of the New Zealand partner will need to be changed to associated partner and will not be funded through Horizon Europe. In this case the New Zealand partners will need to secure their own funding.

More information on association and international cooperation to Horizon Europe can be found in this infosheet.

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image of RUSTICA - Converting organic residues into bio-based fertiliser products

RUSTICA - Converting organic residues into bio-based fertiliser products

The RUSTICA project obtained funding under Horizon 2020, more in particular under the topic ‘Closing nutrient cycles’.  RUSTICA focuses on demonstration and implementation of circular bio-based nutrient valorisation chains, focusing on waste from the fruit and vegetable agro-food system. The project kicked off in 2021 and will run until 2024. It will use a strong multi-actor approach to co-create both socio-economic and technological knowledge in four case study regions in Europe and one in Colombia. The Flanders-based company DRANCO is one of the project partners and acts as technical project manager for the entire project. DRANCO participates in the project to develop its own technologies, to network and to help make the transition to a more circular based economy.