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Assessing the multiple Impacts of the Common Agricultural Policies (CAP) on Rural Economies

Objective

European rural areas are undergoing major changes, including the impacts of migration, changes in settlement patterns, demographic ageing, changes in the nature of rural-urban interactions, a decreasing role of agriculture in terms of income and employment, and changes in governance systems. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the main expenditure chapter of the EU and is directly affecting the economy of rural areas. Assessing the impact of the CAP will help in re-addressing the CAP in the wider framework of EU policy objectives. The objective of the project CAP-IRE is to develop concepts and tools to support future CAP design, based on an improved understanding of long term socio-economic mechanisms of change in rural areas. Concepts and tools will be developed, shaped by state of art literature and a wide empirical testing. Coverage includes case study regions in 9 countries of the EU. The focus will be farm households as the reference agents in the connection between policy and socio-economic change, as well as between agriculture and other sectors of the economy. Account of the wider non-EU and non-rural scenarios will be taken. The first step of the project will be to devise concepts and tools able to fill the gaps in present knowledge on development in rural areas. In the second step, these concepts and tools will be applied in an empirical analysis of mechanisms of change in selected case study areas. In a third step, tools will be used to assess the impact of CAP in the selected areas. Expected results concern: an improved conceptual view of CAP relationships in the context of changing rural areas and a framework to assess reciprocal impacts between CAP and other drivers of change in a long term perspective; models and tools to assess changes in rural areas, with particular attention to the connection between CAP and other drivers; an assessment of present dynamics of change, including impacts of CAP in the selected case study areas.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Verdiana Bandini (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 391 710

Participants (10)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 168 080
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Asunción Rubiralta (Ms.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 125 200
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erik Prins (Mr.)
LANDBOUW-ECONOMISCH INSTITUUT B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 64 050
Address
Alexanderveld 5
2585DB Den Haag ('S-gravenhage)

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nico B.P. Polman (Dr.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 168 650
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Basil Manos (Prof.)
SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 47 660
Address
Ul. Nowoursynowska 166
02 787 Warszawa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edward Majewski (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 214 850
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frederick Stevenson-Robb (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 128 750
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonia López Navajas (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 42 350
Address
Tzarigradsko Shose Blvd. 125 Bl. 1
1113 Sofia

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petia Rasheva (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 57 362
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Pierre Delage (Mr.)
LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (ZALF) e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 91 058
Address
Eberswalder Str. 84
15374 Muencheberg

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annette Piorr (Dr.)