CSA Microbiome Support

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MicrobiomeSupport - “Towards coordinated microbiome Research and Innovation activities in the food system to support European and international bioeconomy goals” is a Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action (CSA) that ran from November 2018 until October 2022.


The CSA aimed to become a key driver to implement FOOD 2030 strategies; facilitate multi-actor engagement to align, structure and boost research and innovation in the microbiome field regionally, nationally and internationally; support the European Commission by coordinating the activities, meetings, workshops and results from the International Bioeconomy Forum working group ‘Food Systems Microbiome’.

Role of HDHL

JPI HDHL was represented by the HDHL-INTIMIC coordination unit at DLR-PT, Germany, in the MicrobiomeSupport consortium, being a member of the “Funding & Policy Advisory Group” and task leader for task 3.1 “Exploration of existing tools (Knowledge Platforms etc.) to foster transnational and multidisciplinary collaborations and networking on microbiomes research”.

The main outcomes of this task are summarized in the factsheet "Funding tools for transnational and multidisciplinary collaboration and networking" which is available below. 


MicrobiomeSupport has integrated international partners from Brazil, Canada, South Africa, China, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, India, and USA to improve the international cooperation and coordination of common bioeconomy research programmes and set a basis for common microbiome Research and Innovation agendas.

What is next?

During the final project phase the consortium decided to continue their successful work by establishing the MicrobiomeSupport Association to further promote microbiome understanding and applications as key drivers of food security, One Health and human well-being.

MicrobiomeSupport Association aims to act as an interface between different stakeholders (academia, industry, farming sector, policy) to promote research, innovation, and application of food systems microbiomes. Membership is open to legal entities that research, work, or are interested in the activities in food systems microbiomes or related areas. More information can be found here.

The official inauguration of the MicrobiomeSupport Association will be at the first Food System Microbiomes 2024 International Conference, which will take place in Torino, Italy, from 14 - 17 May 2024.

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Funded by the European Union