An example of successful transnational cooperation.


As one of the first ERA-NET Cofunds, FACCE SURPLUS has come to an end this February. After five years, it is time to look back on the achievements, gather the lessons learned and evaluate overall impact. Jan van Esch, senior policymaker at the Dutch Ministry for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, looks back on a ‘well-coordinated, well organised network with involved and driven partners that has funded relevant and useful research projects that serve well in informing and supporting policymakers’.