TERESA scientific deliverables approved

The Commission has now approved the deliverables of the third and final TERESA project period. All public deliverables are now vailable for download in the TERESA homepage downloads section.

Debating the future of the Common Agricultural Policy

Five European farming and environmental NGOs have recently published a concept for a new Common Agricultural Policy and opened it for public consultation on the internet, after which a final version will be produced in 2010. The proposal is for a radical change in payments away from a competitive paradigm and income support model towards a multifunctional concept for the provision of public goods also disussed in the scope of the TERESA project.

TERESA project finished

The TERESA project has now been finished! All reports and deliverables of the last period have been handed in to the Commission by December. ÖIR wants to thank all partner organisation and people that have been involved in this three-year project. It has been a real pleasure working with you all! Please note that all public deliverables will be available for download after approval by the commission, i.e. at the begin of February the latest.

Could do better!

Recently, BirdLife International and the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) launched an interesting new study called ‘Could do Better, How is EU Rural Development Policy delivering for biodiversity’.

Public Money for Public Goods

The European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) has just published the most interesting study Public Money for Public Goods: Winners and Losers from CAP Reform which examines which criteria could reasonably guide future allocation.

Synthesis of Ex Ante Evaluations of Rural Development Programmes

The Synthesis of Ex Ante Evaluations of Rural Development Programmes 2007-2013 for which TERESA project team members contributed is now available for download on the DG Agri homepage. It will play a vital role in the final analysis steps of the TERESA project.

TERESA agent-based modelling paper available

You can now download the paper Exploring policy interventions for rural sustainable development on TERESA agent-based modelling from the ESSA conference 2008 in the TERESA homepage downloads section.

"Rural potentials for regional development" conference concluded successfully

All presentations are now available for download. Please please visit the conference page for the complete documentation. We want to thank all contributers and participants for making this conference possible!

Results of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Ministers from the 27 Member States of the European Union have reached a political agreement on the ‘health check’ of the CAP, on the scheme for free distribution of fruit and vegetables in schools and on the the recovery plan for cod stocks. Press release.

Wine and cheese tasting at the "Rural potentials for regional development" conference

We are happy to present some Austrian regional specialties as the conclusion of day 1 of the conference (from 5 pm):

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