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Meet the EU CAP Network’s #BloomTogether stakeholders

The EU CAP Network brings together various stakeholders at the EU level working to achieve results and share knowledge about sustainable and effective practices in the agriculture and rural development in the European Union.

The #BloomTogether campaign showcases some of the stakeholders involved in our European network. Read on to find out more about them and their stories.

Meet Pedro Serrano from Portugal

Since March 2022, Pedro has been involved with the European Evaluation Helpdesk as a geographic expert for Portugal. Outside his role in the EU CAP Network, Pedro is an agronomy engineer specialising in economic and agricultural policy. He acts as an advisor for AGRO.GES, one of Portugal’s leading agricultural consultancies.

Through the network, Pedro has made valuable connections with evaluators from across the EU and has since worked with them to benefit Portugal’s agricultural and rural development. Watch the video to hear about what Pedro sees as some of the highlights of the network.

Welcome to the EU CAP Network, Gabriela Michail

Gabriela is the former Head of the Networking and Publicity Unit at Greece’s Managing Authority for the country’s CAP Strategic Plan. She expects the network to facilitate cooperation between farmers and other stakeholders.

Gabriela says that the seminars, workshops and meetings between network’s stakeholders helped her improve her work, such as her role in Greece’s participation in developing the Long-term Vision for Rural Areas. Hear more of Gabriela’s story by watching the video below.

Donal Sheehan believes farms #BloomTogether

Donal Sheehan is a dairy farmer from Castlelyons in Cork County, Ireland, who has first-hand knowledge of innovation and knowledge exchange within the EU CAP Network. He is involved with the EIP-AGRI operational group Biodiversity Regeneration in a Dairying Environment (BRIDE) and the Farming with Nature project, both of which are about innovation in farming.

Donal says his involvement is centered on producing food and delivering environmental benefits. His hope is that farmers can be at the forefront of economic, agricultural and sustainability policymaking. To learn more about the projects that he is involved in and his expectations for the network, watch the video below.