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EU CAP Network Conference ‘EIP-AGRI Operational Groups: Innovation in practice’

The EU CAP Network is organising the EU CAP Network Conference ‘EIP-AGRI Operational Groups: Innovation in practice’. This event will take place from Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 May 2024 in Estoril, Portugal. The conference will be organised in combination with the EIP-AGRI Innovation Awards for Operational Groups. The awards ceremony will form part of the conference programme.

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CAP Implementation

As an integral part of the EU CAP Network, the CAP Implementation Contact Point supports and coordinates networking activities relating to the design and implementation of the CAP’s strategic plans.

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Innovation & knowledge exchange | EIP-AGRI

'Innovation & knowledge exchange | EIP-AGRI’'s role is to facilitate communication and cooperation between those with a keen interest in sharing knowledge and innovative ideas for sustainable agriculture, forestry and rural areas.

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The European Evaluation Helpdesk for the CAP provides tailored support to EU Member States and the European Commission in their evaluations of agriculture and rural development policy.

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LEADER is a local development method which has been used for 30 years to engage local actors in the design and delivery of strategies, decision-making and resource allocation for the development of their rural areas.

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National networks

National CAP networks have a key role in steering and driving forward policy as well as promoting stakeholder engagement, knowledge sharing and capacity building for EU Member States and other actors.

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LAG Database

The LAG database allows Local Action Groups (LAGs) to get in touch, network and cooperate with each other.

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Country data

Discover rural development in the European Union.

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