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ENARPRI
European network of agricultural and rural policy research institutes (ENARPRI) - Thematic network on trade agreements and European agriculture

The European Network of Agricultural and Rural Policy Research Institutes (ENARPRI) brings together leading (national) institutes and research teams from 13 countries by institutionalising regular meetings both within the network, and between this research network and users of policy research (at a national and European Union level). The central theme of the network is to investigate the impact of several regional, bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, which the European Union has concluded or is negotiating, including the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Enlargement, Everything But Arms (EBA), EuroMed, Mercosur, etc. The network will pay specific attention to the EuroMed trade proposals/agreements and their interaction with other trade agreements. Two other important themes on which the network will focus are the multifunctional model of European agriculture (e.g. sustainable development of rural areas) and the role of women in agriculture.

Objectives
The main objectives of the project are:
1) the creation of an institutional structure linking key research institutes, which will bring about major improvements in the exchange of information and policy analysis, both in the short and long term
2) the development of improved tools for impact assessment
3) a more effective impact assessment of trade agreements on a variety of important social, economic, and environmental indicators, as well as an assessment of multifunctionality
4) a clearer analysis of the need for EU policy adjustments.

Progress to Date
The first workshop was held in June 2003 and the subjects discussed were the review of trade agreements and issues, the review of EuroMed trade agreements and issues, and the review of trade multifunctionality interaction and issues.

Classified in CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING

Scientist responsible for the project

Professor JOHAN SWINNEN
Place du Congres 1
1000 Brussels
Belgium - BE

Phone: +32 2 229 3911
Fax: 32 2 219 4151
E-mail: Jo.Swinnen@ceps.be

References

Project ID QLRT-2001-02481
Organisation Centre for European Policy Studies
Area 5.4
Start date 01 January 2003
Duration (months) 36
Total cost 899 998 €
Total EC contribution   899 998 €
Status Ongoing
Web address of the project   http://www.enarpri.org

The partners

  • Danish Research Institute of Food Economics (FOI), Denmark - DK
    Soren@SJFI.DK
  • Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, (V┌ZE), Czech Republic (The) - CZ
    doucha@vuze.cz
  • Department of Economics, University of Patras (UPATRAS), Greece - GR
    d.damianos@aua.gr
  • Universidad PolitÚcnica de Madrid - Escuela TÚcnica Superior de Ingenieros Agronomos (UPM-ETSIA), Spain - ES
    cvarela@eco.etsia.upm.es
  • Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development/Polish Academy of Sciences (IRWIR PAN), Poland - PL
    Jwilkin@astercity.net
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