SEASN Projects

HORIZON 2020 projects

Enabling the farm advisor community to prepare farmers for the digital age

Anti-microbials and animal production

Fuelling the potential of advisors for innovation

Topic: Digitalization and Rural Economy/Society


Farm Advisory digital Innovation tools Realised and Shared

Call: H2020-RUR-2018-2020 (1-stage)

  • (Rural Renaissance)
  • Topic: RUR-13-2018 Enabling the farm advisor community to prepare farmers for the digital age
  • Type of action: CSA Coordination and support action
  • Proposal acronym: FAIRshare
  • Consortium: 22 organizations and institutions from at least 15 countries (incl. SEASN)


FAIRshared-Farm Advisory Digital Innovation Tools


To ensure that farm advisors and their organization’s effectively use digital tools and services for supporting a more productive and sustainable agriculture.


  • to provide a inventory of existing DATS and decision support services (WP1)
  • to identify effective DATS (WP2 & 3)
  • to design communications and public engagement ICT tools (WP2 & 3)
  • to identify change management and innovation process of new DATS (WP4)
  • to provide a set of at least 30 EU-wide roadmaps (WP5)
  • to expand the use of ICT among advisors (WP4 & 6)
  • to identify high impact digital tools or services adapted by advisors
    (WP1,4 & 6)
  • to create dynamic learning experiences to use digital tools and solutions
    (WP1 &6)
  • to increase the geographic and sectoral spread of advisory digital tools and services (WP7)



Budget in euros:

Participant Direct personnel costs Other direct costs Direct costs of subcontracting Indirect Costs Total estimated eligible costs
SEASN 32 340 17 550 810 000 12 472 872 362
Total 2 796 872 402 050 3 000 000 799 730 6 998 652


REthink Decisions on health management and anti-microbial USE


  • EU animal health strategy “prevention is better than cure” intends to meet public concerns through the development of alternative strategies to reduce the need for anti-microbial use (AMU)
  • concept of ‘multi-actor approach’ involving representatives of farmers, advisory services, veterinarians and stakeholders




  • to identify reasons why farmers accept or reject health management recommendations
  • to identify levers/incentives for adherence to prudent use principles by veterinarians and farmers
  • to create a basis for  predicting the behavior of stakeholders involved in health management
  • to create a basis for assessing resource allocation for health management
  • to develop options for reducing the use of anti-microbials in livestock farming



  • more targeted approach for veterinarians and advisors to improve the uptake of recommendations
  • enable farmers, veterinarians and advisors to identify tailor-made practices for dealing with MID and AMU at the farm level
  • close collaboration between veterinarians and advisors on the farm level


Fuelling the potential of advisors for innovation

Call: H2020-RUR-2018-2020

  • (Rural Renaissance)
  • Topic: RUR-16-2018
  • Type of action: CSA Coordination and support action
  • Deadline: January 2019
  • Implementation: 2020 – 2025
  • Budget: 5 M€



  • application of scientific knowledge in practical farming and forestry is disappointing and innovative impact is poor
  • advisors have clear impact on farmers’ and foresters’ decisions and should play a key role in linking science and practice
  • a need to network advisors to promote and to boost innovation potential in order to ultimately improve knowledge flows in national and regional AKIS’s
  • attention to the CEE countries where knowledge sharing attitudes and inter connectivity within the AKIS’s are still limited



  • interconnected advisory services with a focus on innovation at national and regional level, able to support EIP-AGRI Operational Groups and H2020 multi-actor projects
  • improved networking and peer-to-peer learning of advisors
  • stimulated interactive role of advisors to boost innovation
  • enhanced advisors focused on the strengthening of knowledge flows between science and practice
  • improved education by developing efficient material and dedicated training systems for advisors


Digitalization: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Area

Call: H2020-RUR-2018-2020

  • (Rural Renaissance)
  • Topic: RUR-02-2018 Digitalization and Rural Economy/Society
  • Type of action: RIA
  • Proposal acronym: DESIRA
  • Consortium: 25 institutions from 15 countries
  • Budget: 5 M€



  • to improve the capacity of society and of political bodies to respond to the challenges that digitization generates in rural areas, agriculture and forestry in the next ten years.
  • to build a knowledge and methodological base to assess past, current and future socioeconomic impact – including gender differences – of digitization, and to promote an Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach


  • to develop a transdisciplinary Conceptual and Analytical Framework (WP1)
  • to identify socioeconomic impacts of digitization (WP2)
  • to explore the future transition pathways by developing context-related scenarios of digitization (WP2)
  • to identify and assess existing policy instruments, their coherence and gaps in relation to digitization (WP4)
  • to promote knowledge exchange and access to research findings (WP5)
  • to align digitisation scenarios with societal needs and expectations (WP6)


  • Socio-Cyber-Physical system

Distance-To-Target, indicator-based method for impact assessment of past, current and future digitisation trends

  • Scenario Labs

Network of users, developers, stakeholders, policy-makers

  • Use Cases

ICT-based solutions to emerging problems

  • Web Platform

Virtual Research Environment, virtual meeting point, online tool for the socio-economic impact analysis, knowledge hub