Forschungs- & Entwicklungsinformationsdienst der Gemeinschaft - CORDIS


ORGAP Berichtzusammenfassung

Project ID: 6591
Gefördert unter: FP6-POLICIES
Land: Switzerland

Final Report Summary - ORGAP (European action plan of organic food and farming)

The European Commission released, in June 2004, the European Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming (EUOAP), intending to assess the conditions of organic farming and lay down the basis for future policy development. Many governments also developed action plans to promote organic farming at a national level.

Following these initiatives the ORGAP programme aimed to provide scientific support for the implementation of the EUOAP through the development of an evaluation toolbox, titled Orgapet, which facilitated the assessment of long-term and short-term EUOAP effects. More specifically, the project consisted of the following objectives, which were addressed by distinct work packages (WPs):

1. development of Orgapet to assist European and national administration in evaluating and monitoring the application of EUOAP along the entire food chain in terms of available information, training and education, research, production, processing, market development, certification and public expenditures
2. testing of the toolbox on a selected number of existing national action plans
3. identification of conflict areas between alternative action plan targets and associated policy recommendations to the European Commission and national authorities
4. early assessment of potential risks and problems related to EUOAP and evaluation of Orgapet at a national level in countries for which action plans were already in use
5. policy analysis for the implementation processes and procedures
6. recommendations for different actors, formulated with involvement of essential stakeholders.

The toolbox was developed as both an internet and compact disc based platform with hyperlinks between the different elements. Design focussed on facilitating user navigation. Orgapet was a collection of different information, data sources and evaluation tools, including participative techniques, quantitative assessments and methods to identify indicators, which could be selectively used to meet the needs of a particular assessment of national or European organic action plans (OAPs).

On complex issues with various stakeholders, such as OAPs, the participation of the involved parties was critical for the improvement of the available information basis and the legitimacy of public policies. This issue was taken into consideration during the course of ORGAP, which developed a theoretical model for stakeholder classification. Successful stakeholder involvement demanded careful consideration of the type of stakeholders that were included at any stage of the policy process, promotion of participation increase methods and sufficient time for the stakeholder to react. Finally, empirical techniques were employed to analyse the synergy and cross-impacts of existing programmes within Europe.

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