Deadline: 15 December 2016
The European Union (EU) is seeking applications for its funding program “Support for information measures relating to the common agricultural policy (CAP)” to build trust within the EU and among all citizens, farmers and non-farmers alike. The common agricultural policy (CAP) is a policy for all the citizens of the EU and the benefits that it provides to them must be clearly demonstrated.
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.
- boosting jobs, growth and investment in rural areas and the maintenance of viable rural communities throughout the EU,
- meeting the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework, particularly in terms of the potential for farming and forestry to play in climate adaptation and mitigation measures,
- sustainable agricultural production that meets the twin requirements of ensuring food security and rural environmental protection, including with regard to water quality and quantity,
- 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.
- The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of activities is estimated at EUR 3 500 000.
- This amount is subject to the availability of the appropriations provided for in the budget for 2017.
- The Commission reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.
The applicant (and its affiliated entities if any) shall be a legal entity established in an EU Member State.
- Entities which do not have legal personality under the applicable national law may be eligible applicants, provided that their representatives have the capacity to undertake legal obligations on their behalf, and offer guarantees for the protection of the Union’s financial interests equivalent to that offered by legal persons and provide evidence that they have financial and operational capacity equivalent to that of legal persons.
- Supporting documents should be provided with the application form.
- Natural persons, as well as entities established for the sole purpose of the implementation of an information measure within this call for proposals are not eligible applicants.
- Examples of eligible organisations:
- Legal entities having a legal or capital link with applicants, which is neither limited to the information measure nor established for the sole purpose of its implementation (e.g. members of networks, federations, trade unions), may take part in the information measure as affiliated entities, and may declare eligible costs.
- The legal and capital link should be neither limited to the information measure nor established for the sole purpose of its implementation.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted by post or courier service or delivered by hand.
Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK
For more information, please visit European Commission.