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

Type of practice:

European rural areas are undergoing major changes. 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. Coverage includes 11 case study regions in 9 countries of the EU. The reaction of farm households to CAP reforms will be analysed under the lens of six thematic plus one cross-thematic issues:farm structural adjustment, investment and innovation; chain interactions between agriculture and related economic sectors; environmental sustainability; social sustainability; interactions between rural communities and the rest of the world; governance issues; the interplay of the previous aspects on a spatial basis.

Company organisation which conducted the project

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Client/Sponsor of the project

European Commission, (7th Framework Programme) THEME 8
Socioeconomic Sciences and Humanities (SSH)

Year of IA Practice:

2008 to 2010