Currently, one of the most important elements when carrying out a project is the communication and dissemination process.
In the CONSOLE PROJECT We have developed the document D.6.1 “Dissemination and outreach“ from Task 6.2. “Website, Hub and communication materials“.
The main aim is to boost the impact of the project, through communicating the knowledge and results of the project.
The project must be targeted a wide range of audiences in order to link research, evidence-based policy and public awareness.
Also, the communication activities, such as workshops, social media accounts and websites have been discussed in this plan as well as identified actors and stakeholders in order to effectively promote innovation in delivery of Agri-environmental Climate Public Goods (AECPG) by EU agriculture and forestry.
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Today’s publication related to CONSOLE‘s sister project is aimed at raising awareness of the EUREKA project.
The main objective of the EUREKA project (https://h2020eureka.eu/) is to strengthen the EU agricultural knowledge base by co-creating the ‘network to connect all multi-stakeholder H2020 projects’, to explore the feasibility of creating a modular database of useful results.
EUREKA project partners
This project started in January 2020, and is made up of 21 partners from 15 states in Europe who will develop an open source electronic platform called FarmBook.
FarmBook focuses on the specific needs of stakeholders and seeks to improve the exchange between different user groups (project partners and farmers, consultants, scientists, decision makers). Best practices for joint creation and knowledge transfer of current research projects will be used to improve future ones.
The CONSOLE project focuses on promoting agriculture and forestry delivery of public Agri-Environmental-Climate Goods (hereafter AECPG) through the development of improved contractual solutions.
The difficulty in the provision of public goods relates to the main challenges, such as trade-offs between environmental performance and farm profitability, time lag between action and impact, and potential mismatch between scales of action and its effects.
Agricultural policy in the European Union (EU) has partially reoriented its objective towards the provision of public goods in rural areas, recognizing current social demands. Also, the legislative proposal for the next CAP programming period envisages following this path.
CONSOLE project and the provision of public goods
However, the actions aimed at the delivery of AECPG are still considered unsatisfactory in terms of longevity, effectiveness and efficiency.
Improvements may come from a flexible combination of promising new instruments, such as land tenure systems, results-based payments or collective approaches, as well as better value chain strategies, but have so far been tried badly in practice in the EU.
An effective implementation of these solutions requires a consistent multi-level contractual framework that takes into account the surrounding context variables, such as the union with market goods, price systems, business networks, social capital, the experience of farmers and EU / national / local framework legislation.
Also, it must take into account the social, organizational and technological innovation processes, as well as the local specificities of the desired results. Finally, feasibility may depend on broader implications of different approaches, e.g. green box compliance and budget constraints.
As a comprehensive, innovative and collaborative approach is needed to ensure a systematic update of the provision of AECPG in Europe, CONSOLE boost its innovation in the durable delivery of AECPG by EU agriculture and forestry, by creating a Community of Practice (CoP), designing and testing effective and efficient cooperation models and developing a contractual framework to support the implementation by multiple actors.
The main expected output of the CONSOLE project is a framework to better design and implement AECPG contracts, built in conjunction with a ready CoP capable of applying the framework in a real-life context.