The ERA-NET Cofund International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases (ICRAD) is a new ERA-Net Cofund Action under Horizon 2020 that will build upon the achievements of the ERA-NET EMIDA (Emerging and Major Infectious Diseases of Animals) and the ERA-NET ANIHWA (Animal Health and Welfare).
The key mission of ICRAD is to:
- support cross-cutting research to improve animal health and welfare, with associated benefits towards public health, the environment and the economy.
- connect research partners with different but complementary scientific and technological expertise to maximise resources and share risks, costs and skills. The partnership between industrial and academic researchers, where appropriate, will improve and accelerate the development of technological solutions for the benefit of animal health and welfare.
- Research and innovation jointly funded by the European Commission (EC) and the ICRAD partners would seek concerted approaches towards the development of novel and improved instruments to address and control infectious diseases, particularly regarding novel detection, intervention and prevention strategies.
In light of this, ICRAD announces the upcoming call for joint transnational research projects on animal health. The Joint Call – with an indicative budget of approximately 23.7M€ – brings together twenty-three funding organisations from nineteen countries.
For more information please consult www.icrad.eu.
If you represent a Belgian organization the information you can download the document below which is also useful.