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Development and application of new methodological frameworks for the evaluation of environmental impacts of rural development programmes in the EU

Objective

ENVIEVAL will develop and integrate advanced evaluation tools into new methodological frameworks for the evaluation of environmental impacts of rural development programmes at micro- and macro-levels. In order to achieve this main aim, the proposed project has five objectives: i) to review implemented rural development programmes, existing monitoring and indicator systems, and new methodological developments in environmental policy evaluation; ii) to develop new methodological frameworks for the evaluation of net environmental effects of rural development programmes against their counterfactual; iii) to test and validate the selected evaluation tools through public good case study applications in seven partner countries and close collaboration with the European Evaluation Network, national and regional evaluators and managing authorities; iv) to assess the cost-effectiveness of the tested indicators and evaluation methods; and v) to provide a user-friendly methodological handbook for the evaluation of environmental impacts of rural development programmes. The methodological handbook will address the main challenges of environmental evaluations of rural development programmes taking into account potential changes to the CMEF post 2013. The main innovative aspects of the new methodological frameworks are that they enable the integration of micro- and macro-level evaluations (and their results) and provide guidance on the selection and application of cost-effective evaluation methods to estimate net effects of rural development programmes on the different main public goods from farming and forestry. ENVIEVAL will cover a set of EU Member States of Germany, UK, Greece, Finland, Italy, Lithuania, and Hungary, within which it will choose regional study areas to test the suitability of methods to evaluate the impacts of the rural development programmes on different environmental public goods.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 420 480
Administrative Contact
Frank Offermann (Dr.)

Participants (8)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ECONOMIA AGRARIA

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Nomentana 41
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Povellato (Dr.)
MAA JA ELINTARVIKETALOUDEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Building O - Humppilantie 14
FI-31600 Jokioinen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sari Forsman-Hugg (Dr.)
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 308 847
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Miller (Prof.)
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 206 182
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
George Vlahos (Dr.)
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 275 717
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sari Forsman-Hugg (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 243 880
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Povellato (Dr.)
BALTIJOS APLINKOS FORUMAS VSI
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 155 538
Address
Slamuciu Str. 2
LT-10238 Vilnius
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Zymantas Morkvenas (Mr.)
SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 127 800
Address
Pater Karoly Utca 1
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katalin Balázs (Dr.)