Welcome to the EU CAP Network!
Optimising the flow of information about agriculture and rural policy within the EU is what the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Network is all about.
The Network supports the design and implementation of CAP strategic plans, innovation and knowledge exchange, including EIP-AGRI, and evaluation and monitoring of the CAP.
New Policy Insight publication reviews LEADER’s potential
A new Policy Insight publication shows the possibilities offered by LAGs to translate the CAP’s objectives into concrete results through LEADER processes and projects.
LEADER grant helps forestry firm to innovate and improve productivity
A LEADER grant in Estonia helped a family firm innovate by modernising its forest seedling production facility with new, automated equipment, which increased business competitiveness and reduced resource inputs.
LEADER action acts as catalyst for new funding for water biodiversity projects in Ireland
Irish LEADER support for the Water Biodiversity Training Programme for the Duhallow Communities project acted as a catalyst in helping local authorities design popular and productive environmental actions attracting larger sources of funding.
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
The LAG database allows Local Action Groups (LAGs) to get in touch, network and cooperate with each other.Find out more
Find out more about the European Common Agricultural Policy
The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is central to the European Green Deal and its Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies.Find out more
The governance (organisational structure) of the European CAP Network is based on an Assembly and a Steering group.Find out more