European Commission delivers observation letters to MS’ CAP Strategic Plans

In the framework of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period 2023-2027, EU Member States had until 31 December 2021 to submit their CAP strategic plan to the European Commission. It refers to the national version of the CAP objectives that the Commission must approve within [...]

2022-05-19T18:06:44+02:00May 19th, 2022|

NEWS | More farmers received advice and training thanks to the CAP

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has introduced a number of instruments and measures to support knowledge exchange, advice and training on innovation and technology, cross-compliance and environmental sustainability.  Due to the Farm Advisory System, the Agricultural Knowledge and Information System (AKIS) and the Agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI), [...]

2022-05-13T12:15:49+02:00May 16th, 2022|

NEWS | The Rural Pact Conference: the ideal scenario to outline the key role rural areas play in Europe’s future

Registrations for the Rural Pact Conference are open! This high-level event will bring together on 15 & 16 June 2022 in Brussels EU, national, and regional politicians along with local authorities, social and economic stakeholders. 450 attendees overall to reflect on the rural vision’s ambition and bottom-up character. [...]

2022-05-13T09:45:38+02:00May 13th, 2022|

NEWS | European Commission publishes declaration on digital rights and principles

On 26 January 2022, the Commission put forward the declaration of rights and principles, intended to guide the digital transformation in the EU. Digital rights and principles will guide the EU in promoting an inclusive, prosperous and sustainable society. The declaration is the first of its kind in [...]

2022-02-01T10:54:48+01:00February 1st, 2022|

NEWS | European Commission launches the Start-up Village Forum to boost rural research and innovation

On 16 November 2021, the European Commission launched the Start-up Village Forum, an initiative to gather insights on challenges for and potential of rural start-up companies. As part of the EU’s Long-Term Vision for the Rural Areas and the Commission Action Plan for Rural Areas, this forum intends [...]

2022-01-24T14:53:48+01:00January 20th, 2022|

NEWS | The Rural Pact, a new initiative of the European Commission

The 20th of December 2021 was a key day for rural development. The European Commission launched the Rural Pact, an initiative announced in the Long-Term Vision for the Rural Areas. This new pact aims to mobilise public authorities and stakeholders to act on the needs and aspirations of [...]

2022-01-24T14:48:03+01:00January 17th, 2022|

ARTICLE | Digitalisation and the communication on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas

Authors: Blanca Casares & Lucia Garrido (AEIDL) The European Commission has published the Communication on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas up to 2040! Built on analysis, foresight activities, extensive consultations and contributions from communities, the Communication identifies the challenges that rural areas face, as well as highlights some [...]

2021-07-05T09:30:50+02:00July 2nd, 2021|

NEWS | Farm Sustainability Tool (FaST) released

The Farm Sustainability Tool (FaST) is a core platform for the generation and re-use of solutions for sustainable and competitive agriculture. FaST will help lay the foundations of a comprehensive digital ecosystem for sustainable farm and land management in Europe. It will support farmers in their administrative decision-making [...]

2021-07-02T11:06:03+02:00May 18th, 2021|

NEWS | Digitalisation and the CAP’s impact on territorial development of rural areas

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has published the information report on the impact of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2014-2020 on the territorial development of rural areas. This report is an evaluation that includes of an ex-post qualitative analysis of the relevance, effectiveness and civil society’s [...]

2021-06-01T11:18:30+02:00May 5th, 2021|