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Good Practice Workshop: Addressing data gaps to evaluate CAP Strategic Plans

Join the European Evaluation Helpdesk for the CAP in Malmö, Sweden, on 8-9 June 2023 for the next Good Practice Workshop on ‘Addressing data gaps to evaluate CAP Strategic Plans’.

  • - CEST
  • English
  • Malmö, Sweden
  • In-person
Addressing data gaps to evaluate CAP Strategic Plans

The CAP for the 2023-27 programming period will see evaluation data requirements evolve as assessments must consider new evaluation elements and factors of success, as laid out in Annex I of the Implementing Regulation of Regulation (EU) 2022/1475, as well as indicators required for assessing the contribution of Strategic Plans (Article 6).

Evaluation plans aim to tackle this challenge through the dedicated 'data and information' section, which can determine the availability of data needed at the required level of disaggregation (national, regional, local) and in the desired format. However, EU Member States may still face issues on identifying and accessing the needed data sources as well as the management and governance of this information.

The Good Practice Workshop in Malmö therefore gathered and shared practices on how to identify and overcome data gaps obstructing the evaluation of CAP Strategic Plans at the national- and EU-level. The workshops’ specific objectives are to:

  • Exchange practical experiences on how to ensure data availability for evaluation, including useful data sources and institutional arrangements for data provision and quality control.
  • Share experience and knowledge on approaches and methods for the identification of data gaps and ways to address them.
  • Provide an opportunity for networking and identification for further support (methodological, capacity building etc.) in relation to identifying and addressing data gaps.

Target audience:

The workshop was an opportunity to bring together Managing Authorities, Paying Agencies, evaluators and other CAP evaluation stakeholders involved in data management and information activities, such as National Networks and other data providers. Experts in data management processes and systems also participated. The working language was English.


English language

Final Agenda

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Additional info


Malmö Sweden

EU CAP Network

European Evaluation Helpdesk for the CAP

EU CAP Network


English language

Addressing data gaps with focus on biodiversity - Estonia`s approach, Maris Kruuse, Centre of Estonian Rural Research and Knowledge

(PDF – 705.69 KB)

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Data gaps, Sophie Hélaine, DG AGRI

(PDF – 157.86 KB)

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Data gaps for evaluating the CAP – current developments and future possibilities, Dr. H.C.J. Vrolijk, Wageningen Economic Research

(PDF – 2.9 MB)

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Knowledge synthesis on the effect of farming practices on environment and climate iMAP assessment​, Irene Guerrero Fernández, JRC

(PDF – 593.76 KB)

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The role of Data Management in the Evaluation Plan of a CSP, Franz Sinabell, WIFO

(PDF – 484.17 KB)

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Identifying data and attribution gaps, European Evaluation Helpdesk for the CAP

(PDF – 320.53 KB)