Project summary

The New Delivery Model established in Regulation EU 2115/2021 entails significant changes to Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) governance with the introduction of Strategic Plans and new monitoring, review and evaluation requirements. The CAP is expected to contribute significantly to the Green Deal’s ambitions, securing the achievement of sustainability and resilience goals for the EU’s Agri-food systems. Innovative governance models are essential to enable result-based policymaking to deliver the best policy pathways to facilitate the green transition. Tools4CAP will (1) support the implementation of National Strategic Plans 2023-2027, and (2) lay the foundations for sound preparation of Post-2027 Strategic Plans. Accordingly, Tools4CAP establishes a flexible and participatory Coordination & Support Action designed to boost learning, exchange processes, and adoption of innovative solutions and good practices for the design, monitoring and evaluation of CAP Strategic Plans. Tools4CAP’s methods and tools will cover three key areas: (1) quantitative modelling tools for ex-ante and ex-post evaluations, (2) participatory and multi-governance decision tools, and (3) novel data and monitoring solutions. The project will deliver a comprehensive inventory of methods and tools used in the 27 Member States, methodological guidelines on innovative solutions and a Handbook of good practices. Results will be integrated in a Capacity Building Toolkit, designed to enhance science-policy interfaces.  Tools4CAP utilises a Stakeholder Engagement Platform to boost bottom-up adaptation of innovative methods and tools.  It will establish a Replication Lab to demonstrate their use in 10 Member States and to promote their uptake across the EU-27.  The project will also set up a Capacity Building Hub to help end-users (ministries, management authorities, paying agencies, other stakeholders) reinforce their capacity to use innovative tools, including models used by the European Commission.

Partners
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO AGRARIO DE CASTILLA JUNTA
LIETUVOS SOCIALINIU MOKSLU CENTRAS
ECORYS
University of Latvia
Slovak university of agriculture in Nitra
Institute of Agrarian Economics at the SSA · Institute of Agrarian Economics
OREADE-BRECH
Academia Română – Institutul National de Cercetari Economice
NEUROPUBLIC
AEIDL – ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE POUR L’INNNOVATION DANS LE DEVELOPPEMENT LOCAL
Univerza v Ljubljani
European Centre of Agricultural, Regional and Environmental Policy Research
TEAGASC – Agriculture and Food Development Authority
European Rural Development Network
ABACO SPA
GAIA
Wageningen University
IFLS
Project information

Title
Innovative Toolbox empowering effective CAP governance towards EU ambitions

Project acronym
Tools4CAP

Project ID
Grant Agreement (GA): Grant agreement ID: 101086311

Duration
1 January 2023 to 31 December 2026

Contact

Director
Agricultural Economics Directorate