Project summary

The objective of ATTRACTISS is to improve & embed competencies, approaches, instruments & governance models for Member States (MS) AKIS and specifically for Innovation Support Services (ISS) as a crucial AKIS actor, to enable them accelerating individual grassroots innovative ideas to come to fruition & to generate solutions for the transition process to more sustainable agriculture & forestry.

ATTRACTISS has the goals to

  1. empower ISS & all AKIS actors, through capacity building & provision of effective methods & supportive tools, to discover innovative ideas & enable uptake in a co-creative way thereby fostering AKIS ecosystem building to support the transition to sustainable and circular agriculture & forestry systems
  2. support Managing Authorities (MA) in all EU MS to organise & monitor efficient support for ISS;
  3. provide support for new actors in AKIS processes to better facilitate co-creation approaches involving farming, practitioners & research centres.

ATTRACTISS achieves these goals by

  1. setting up an EU wide network for ISSs that allows to connect, develop common understanding, vision & capacities about their roles & functions within the AKIS. This ultimately leads to the development of an ecosystem in favour of Multi-Actor Approaches (MAA) & innovative projects;
  2. building upon and giving continuity to other previous initiatives to focus on ISSs & broaden the networks;
  3. systematizing the current databases & tools for ISSs to provide a unique virtual location for tools & guidelines to support best practice;
  4. providing a step change in the provision of support & training for key actors in MAA & ISS across MS which builds knowledge, understanding & confidence in the practical delivery & benefits of these approaches;
  5. enabling institutional dialogue among ISSs & MAs based on enhanced understanding of the potential  to organize ISS in a way that will lead to  targeted CAP interventions for the integration of ISS within the AKIS.

The Institute of Agricultural Economics will work as WP leader, and take part in every work package of the project.

Partners
LKO Government
CDR – Agricultural Advisory Centre in Brwinów
Consulai
ZLTO Farmer Org
ProAgria PROAGRIA KESKUSTEN LIITTO RY
LKSH LANDWIRTSCHAFTSKAMMER SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN
WAB WIRTSCHAFTSAGENTUR BURGENLAND GMBH
NSB NEROSUBIANCO SRL
Assemblée Permanente des Chambres d’Agriculture (APCA) France
INNOVATIESTEUNPUNT VOOR LANDBOUW ENPLATTELAND (ISP)
AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (AUA) University
CREA CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L’ANALISI DELL’ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Occitanie Regional Chamber of Agriculture (CRAO)
AGR AGRATHAER GMBH
ceiA3 CAMPUS DE EXCELENCIA INTERNACIONAL EN AGROALIMENTACION
Project information

Title
Activate and trigger actors to deepen the function of Innovation Support Services

Project acronym
ATTRACTISS

Project ID
Grant Agreement (GA) N° 101061060

Duration
1 October 2022 to 30 September 2028

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