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EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Network
European 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.

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.

Latest News

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Draft Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023-2024 now online

The European Commission has pre-published all Horizon Europe work programmes for 2023-2024 (except for cluster 3). These pre-published drafts give potential applicants the opportunity to already see the expected main lines of the work programme.

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5G for Smart Communities: Call for proposals now open

The European Commission has launched the calls for proposals under the ‘Connecting Europe Facility – Digital’ programme. With a total budget of €50 million, these calls will exploit new opportunities provided by 5G networks.

Support to

CAP Strategic Plans

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.

Innovation & knowledge exchange

'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.

Evaluation

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.

Networking

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.

LEADER

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.

LAG Database

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

Find out more about the European Common Agricultural Policy

CAP overview

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is central to the European Green Deal and its Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies.

Governance

The governance (organisational structure) of the European CAP Network is based on an Assembly and a Steering group.

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