Reflection Paper on the Role of the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research
Since its re-launch in 2004, the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research has provided the European Commission, Member States and Associated Countries with independent policy advice on better cooperation and alignment of research activities in agriculture.
Over ten years into this work, both SCAR and the world it serves have changed and continue to do so. Some of these changes are more notable than others. FP7 has been succeeded by Horizon 2020 along with its different focus ; and the policy domain SCAR serves has expanded from “agriculture” into “bioeconomy” including, amongst others, areas such as forestry, fisheries, food safety and quality.