New instruments for the provisions of public goods by agriculture and forestry: insights from the CONSOLE project.

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CONSOLE project, focuses on promoting the delivery of Agri-Environmental Climate Public Goods (AECPGs) by agriculture and forestry through the development of improving contractual solutions (that is, the relationships between the public administration (at different scales) and the farmers).

The general objective of CONSOLE is to boost innovation in the lasting delivery of AECPGs by EU agriculture and forestry, by building a Community of Practice (CoP), by designing and testing effective and efficient cooperation models and by developing a contractual framework supporting implementation by multiple actors…

Work Packages

WP1 DEVELOPMENT OF END-USER- LED CONTRACTUAL FRAMEWORK

The WP1 aim is the development of the AECPG contractual framework, including model contracts, which is at the core of the project, through a deep involvement of the relevant CoP (supported by WP5). The WP is organised in such a way as to collect input from other WPs and to incorporate them step by step in the framework, in a process of co-constructed knowledge accumulation and operationalization.

WP2 DIAGNOSTICS OF EXISTING EXPERIENCES ON AECPGs

WP2 provides an inventory and an ex-post qualitative assessment of existing and/or implemented contract solutions for the improved delivery of AECPGs in the EU and in third countries. In close collaboration with WP1, existing initiatives, with special emphasis on environmental-related land tenure systems, result-based approaches and approaches of collective implementation, as well as value chain solutions, will be identified and analysed in order to detect potentials for improvement to be studied during the project.

WP3 FEASIBILITY OF NEW CONTRACT SOLUTIONS FOR FARMERS AND OTHERS STAKEHOLDERS

WP3 will ensure the acceptability, preferences and likely behaviour by farmers and others potential actors involved in in innovative AECPGs contracts will be investigated through a collection of secondary data and surveys in the selected areas/countries. The results of WP activities will be further evaluated, validated and synthetized through a series of local workshops.

WP4 SIMULATION AND PERFORMANCE OF NEW CONTRACT SOLUTIONS

Contract solutions envisaged in WP1 will be modelled using “bio) economic simulation models and integrated models, building on selected cases from WP2 and empirical information from WP2 and 3. Modelling will allow to overcome the limitations of the real-life experience on the most innovative contract, to enable the transfer of insights on mechanisms and governance issues across case studies

WP5 COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE, TRAINING AND TESTING THE FRAMEWORK

The main objective of WP5 is to build a CoP around the project and to ensure its feedback and shared contribution to the development of the framework, as well as engaging it through training actions and animation in a collaborative framework with all relevant stakeholders. This will be achieved in collaboration with WP6 and using the most suitable technology.

WP6 DISEMINATION AND OUTREACH

WP6 will provide complementary dissemination and outreach in a collaborative framework with all relevant stakeholders and interaction with all other WPs (particularly with WP1 and WP5), in order to include a comprehensive communication strategy, particularly aimed to boost the impact of the project; including a set of specific goals and objectives with respect to what knowledge and results shall be disseminated, to whom, how and when.

WP7 COORDINATION AND MANAGEMENT

The WP7 aim is the coordination and monitoring of the activities, the administrative and financial management, the coordination of the reporting and deliverables production, the management of the knowledge generated in order to facilitate the exploitation and dissemination activities (WP5 and WP6), and the resolution of possible conflicts.

WP8 ETHICS REQUIREMENTS

The research activity envisaged in the project CONSOLE will be conducted applying fundamental ethical principles and relevant national, EU and international legislation, including the Charter of Fundamental Rights
of the European Union and the European Convention on Human Rights, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR – Regulation UE 2016/679).

Case studies

To give adequate consideration to this feature, the process will build on selected case study areas and experiences all over Europe. Case studies will provide a local in-depth analysis of the research question, as well as a national and EU-wide coverage for the potential of the proposed solutions.

Partners

CONSOLE project is based on the mobilization of 24 institutions, covering a broad range of actors (farmers, organizations, researchers, public administration, consultant companies, …

You can access the partners’ file by clicking on the logo


Resources

 In this area, you can find resources related to the CONSOLE project, such as deliverables or presentations.

DeliverableInformationDownload
Protocol for data collection ready to use. CONSOLE MS4 Guidelines for the basic description of contract solutions which aim at the delivery of agri-environmental- climate public goods by agriculture and forestry
Deliverable 1.1Preliminary framework
Deliverable 1.2Identification of potencial improved solutions
Deliverable 1.3Deliverable D1.3 Practice abstract on a framework for

AECPG contract design – Intermediate (M15)
Deliverable 2.1Catalogue of descriptive factsheets of all European case studies
Deliverable 2.2Catalogue of case studies beyond CONSOLE

After amendment title: D2.2 Draft report on experiences from outside the EU
Deliverable 2.3Report on European in-depth case studies
Deliverable 2.4Report on WP2 lessons learned
Deliverable 2.5EIP-AGRI abstract on current experience and existing initiatives on collective, result-based and value chain solutions for AECPG provision
Deliverable 5.1.Guidelines for Community of Practice (CoP) management at local level
Deliverable 5.2Guidelines for testing the solutions catalogue by Community of Practice and partners
Deliverable 6.1Project Website
Deliverable 6.5Dissemination and Communication Strategy
Deliverable 6.6Dissemination and Communication Strategy (2nd Draft)
Deliverable 7.2Report on clustering with other project - draft

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