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TOPIC : Support for multi programmes – Union quality schemes OR merits of Union agricultural products

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

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

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

Proposals under this topics should cover either of the following aspects:

1 - For information provision and promotion programmes aiming at increasing the awareness and recognition of Union quality schemes mentioned in Article 5(4)(a), (b) and (c) of Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014:

The objective is to increase the awareness and recognition of the Union quality schemes:

(a) quality schemes: Protected designation of origin (PDO), protected geographical indication (PGI), traditional speciality guaranteed (TSG) and optional quality terms;

(b) organic production method;

(c) the logo for quality agriculture products specific to the outermost regions of the Union.

One of the expected results is to increase the levels of recognition of the logo associated with the Union quality schemes by the European consumers knowing that, according to special Eurobarometer (No 440), only 20% of Europeans consumers recognise the logos of products that benefit from a protected designation of origin (PDO), 17% for a protected geographical indication (PGI) and 15% for the Traditional Specialty Guaranteed, these being the main Union quality schemes. In addition, only 23% of European consumers recognise the EU logo of organic farming.

The expected ultimate impact is to enhance the competitiveness and consumption of Union agri-food products registered under a Union quality scheme, raise their profile and increase their market share.

2 - For information provision and promotion programmes highlighting the specific features of agricultural methods in the Union and the characteristics of EU agri-food products and quality schemes mentioned in Article 5(4)(d) of Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014:

The objective is to highlight at least one of the specific features of agricultural production methods in the Union, particularly in terms of food safety, traceability, authenticity, labelling, nutritional and health aspects (including proper dietary practices and responsible consumption of eligible alcoholic beverages), animal welfare, respect for the environment and sustainability, and the characteristics of agricultural and food products, particularly in terms of their quality, taste, diversity or traditions.

The expected impact is to increase the awareness of the merits of Union agricultural products by the 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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