A guide to thematic networks – EURAKNOS publication

The EU Horizon 2020 project EURAKNOS has published an ‘Explorer’s Guide to Thematic Networks‘, a handy, illustrated booklet on how to design and implement Thematic Networks to maximise user engagement and impact.

Thematic Networks (TNs) are multi-actor projects working on a specific theme, promoted by EIP-AGRI and funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. Examples include the Organic Knowledge Networks OK-Net Arable and OK-Net EcoFeed, both coordinated by IFOAM Organics Europe.

EURAKNOS has brought previous and existing TNs together to share and learn from each other. The new guide represents key insights from the TN community of practice, bringing together the knowledge and experience of practitioners as well as good practices from projects. These include the OK-Net EcoFeed Innovation Groups and Science Bazaars as well as the Organic Farm Knowledge online platform that was set up in the framework of the OK-Net Arable project and is developed further by OK-Net EcoFeed.

Are you?

  • Part of or managing a TN (or multi-actor project)?
  • Starting or planning to write a project proposal?
  • Working for the EU as a Project Officer?
  • Evaluating TN or multi-actor projects?
  • Interested in the multi-actor approach and looking for inspiration to design a project or improve end user engagement?

Have a look at the explorer’s guide, explore and get inspired!

The Explorer’s Guide is available in English and translated versions are coming soon.

IFOAM Organics Europe is a partner in the EURAKNOS project that aims to develop an EU-wide open-source agricultural knowledge innovation database making all the information from across TNs attractively accessible to farmers, foresters and the rural community. IFOAM Organics Europe contributed to the development of this guide, which is a key outcome of the EURAKNOS project.

EURAKNOS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 817863. This communication only reflects the author’s view. The Research Executive Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

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