Support for information measures relating to the common agricultural policy (CAP) for 2018 CAP 2018 Closed!

Objectives

The general objective of the call is to build trust in the European Union and among all citizens, farmers and non-farmers alike. The common agricultural policy (CAP) is a policy for all citizens of the EU and the benefits that it provides to them must be clearly demonstrated. The key issues and messaging should be fully consistent with the Commission's legal requirement to carry out information measures on the CAP.

For the general public — the objective is to raise public awareness on the relevance of EU support to agriculture and rural development through the CAP.

For stakeholders — the objective is to engage with stakeholders (mainly farmers and other parties active in rural areas) in order to further communicate about the CAP to their constituencies, and to the wider public.

Proposals should specifically cover the contribution that the CAP makes to:

  • Boosting jobs, growth and investment in rural areas and the maintenance of viable rural communities throughout the EU;
  • Fostering knowledge, innovation and digitisation in the agricultural sector;
  • Enhancing environmental sustainability and climate resilience;
  • Strengthening generational renewal and the socioeconomic fabric of rural areas;
  • Ensuring a fair return to farmers from the agri-food chain to maintain the viability of European agricultural production and the future of the family farm model;
  • Encouraging healthy eating habits for children and adults with the consumption of safe and sustainably-produced quality food and the distribution of agricultural products in the EU school scheme, as an important contribution to the Commission's healthy living initiative.

Actions

A. The information measures should include one or several activities such as (the list is not exhaustive):

  • Production and distribution of multimedia or audiovisual material,
  • Production and distribution of printed material (publications, posters, etc.),
  • Setting up online and social network tools,
  • Media events,
  • Conferences, seminars, workshops (preferably web streamed) and studies on CAP related issues,
  • Events of a ‘city farm’ nature which help to explain the importance of agriculture to the urban population,
  • Events of an ‘open farm’ nature which aim to showcase to citizens the role of agriculture (e.g. best practices, innovation projects)
  • Static or mobile exhibitions or information points.


B. The information measures should be implemented:

  • at multiregional or national level;
  • at European Union level (in at least two Member States).


C. The following activities are not eligible:

  • measures required by law,
  • measures receiving EU financing under another budget line,
  • general or statutory meetings,
  • financial support to third parties.


D. Indicative implementation period of the information measures

  • The indicative implementation period of the information measure is 1 May 2018 – 30 April 2019.
  • The maximum duration of information measures is 12 months.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 4,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 05 January 2018 - 4 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Support for information measures relating to the common agricultural policy (CAP) for 2018 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Secretariat-General

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