We are pleased to announce the Final Conference of the PROVIDE project “Provision of public goods by EU agriculture and forestry: the way ahead and the future of the CAP" that will be held on Wednesday 27 June 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Fondation Universitaire in Rue d'Egmont 11, Bruxelles.

The H2020 project PROVIDE "PROVIding smart DElivery of public goods by EU agriculture and forestry” has deeply explored the provision of public goods by agriculture and forestry. Over three years of work, the project has addressed mapping, valuation, stakeholders role and improved governance mechanism design with a strong policy focus. Empirical results involve regional case studies in 13 countries of the EU and build on input from surveys involving more than 5000 households and farms.

The objective of the workshop is to present the results of the project and to discuss them with stakeholder and policy makers. In particular, it aims at contributing to the current debate on the recently published regulation proposals for the new CAP.

We are finalising the programme that will be available online as soon as possible.

Programme of the conference


9:30 | Welcome - Ivica Karas, Research Executive Agency;  Davide Viaggi, University of Bologna

9:45Introduction and project presentation - Davide Viaggi, University of Bologna

9:55Public goods and the future CAP - Vincent Cordonnier, DG Agriculture and Rural Development

10:15Panel I: What are the most promising pathways of innovation in governance mechanisms for delivery of public goods?

Results from PROVIDE - Jochen Kantelhardt and Lena Schaller, BOKU
EU perspective - Sergiu Didicescu, EIP Agriculture and Innovation
Regional perspective - Tomáš Ratinger, Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences; Costica Mihai, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi

11:30 | Coffee break

11:45 | Panel II: Why and how to valuate public goods for policy design?

Results from PROVIDE - Anastasio J. Villanueva and José A. Gomez-Limon, Universidad de Córdoba
EU perspective - Mike Mackenzie, DG Agriculture and Rural Development 
Regional perspective - tbc

12:45 | Lunch & Poster Presentation

14:15 | Panel III: How to use mapping to support policies for public goods provision?

Results from PROVIDE - Peter Verburg and Franziska Komossa, Institute for Environmental Studies VU
EU perspective - Andrea Furlan, DG Agriculture and Rural Development
Regional perspective - tbc

15:15 | Coffee break

15:30 | Panel IV: How to use toolboxes and stakeholder participation in policy support?

Stakeholder and participation insights - Sophie Tindale, The James Hutton Institute
The PROVIDE toolbox - Ingo Zasada, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research ZALF
EU perspective - tbc
Regional perspective - Dimitre Nikolov, The Institute of Agricultural Economics

16:30 | Closing remarks - Gaëtan Dubois, DG Agriculture and Rural Development


Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation. You may look for options in general websites such as www.booking.com/city/be/brussels.en.html, or fr.hotels.com/

For more information, visit www.provide-project.eu or contact Daria Zizzola (daria.zizzola2@unibo.it | 0039 3298936696), Andrea Saba (andrea.saba5@unibo.it | 0039 3483450013).