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TOPIC : Support for multi programmes – Information and promotion in sustainable sheep/goat meat production

Topic identifier: MULTI-A-2018
Publication date: 12 January 2018

Opening date:
16 January 2018
Deadline: 19 April 2018 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: AGRIP-1-1
Work Programme Year: AGRI-PROMOTION-2018
Work Programme Part: AGRI-PROMOTION-2018
Topic Description

This topic covers information provision and promotion programmes aiming at highlighting the sustainable aspect of the sheep/goat meat production.

NOTE: Sheep/goat meat proposals are also eligible under Topic C and Topic D. For sheep/goat meat's programmes proposed under Topic C, to avoid overlaps, the message shall be different than the sustainable aspect of the sheep/goat meat production (except if sheep/goat meat is associated with (an)other product(s)).

The objective is to highlight the sustainable aspect of sheep/goat sector which counts as the most extensive livestock production system and plays an important role in nature protection and keeping biodiversity. Small ruminants' herds graze around 80% of areas facing natural handicap in the EU and have an active role in keeping rural population and maintaining grassland and pastures. Actions shall highlight the environmental sustainability of the production, stressing its beneficial role for climate action and the environment.

Actions will for example address how the product(s) promoted and its/their production method(s) contribute to: climate change mitigation (e.g. reduction in greenhouse gas emissions) and/or adaptation; biodiversity, conservation and sustainable use (e.g. landscape, genetic resources); sustainable water management (e.g. water use efficiency, reduction of nutrients or pesticides load); sustainable soil management (e.g. erosion control; nutrient balance; prevention of acidification, salinization).They may also highlight the active role of the extensive sheep/meat breeding in keeping rural population and in maintaining grassland and/or transhumance grazing pastures.

The expected ultimate impact is to increase the awareness of the merits of Union agricultural products by the European consumers and to enhance the competitiveness and consumption of the concerned Union agri-food products, raise their profile and increase their market share.

Topic conditions and documents

1.  Admissibility and eligibility conditions: described in sections 5 and 6 of the Call document plus corrigendum.

Only organisations from EU Member States are eligible under this call for proposals.

2.  Proposal page limits and layout: Maximum 70 pages. Please refer to Part B of the proposal template.

3.  Evaluation

      3.1 Evaluation criteria, scoring and threshold: described in sections 7, 8 and 9 of the Call document plus corrigendum.
3.2 For submission and evaluation process, see sections 7, 8, 9 and 14 of the Call document plus corrigendum.

4.  Indicative timetable for evaluation and contract signature: described in section 3 of the Call document  plus corrigendum.

5.  Proposal templates, guides and model grant agreements (MGA):

Guide for applicants.
Proposal templates are available after entering the submission system (section below).

Model grant agreement for mono-beneficiary grants
Model grant agreement for multi-beneficiary grants

Members of consortium are required to conclude a consortium agreement, in principle prior to the signature of the grant agreement.

6.  Futher reading:
Annual work programme 2018
Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on information provision and promotion measures concerning agricultural products implemented in the internal market and in third countries
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/1829
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1831
EU Financial regulation

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