The permanent Subgroup on Innovation for agricultural productivity and sustainability

January 2015, the European Rural Networks’ Assembly was successfully launched as the main governance body of the ENRD and EIP-AGRI Networks. The Assembly provides the strategic framework for the activities of the network support units and forms a platform to share stakeholders’ priorities and concerns, covering all aspects of the Rural Development Policy 2014-2020. More information here.

The European Rural Networks’ Assembly includes several subgroups. The permanent Subgroup on Innovation for agricultural productivity and sustainability (hereafter 'Subgroup on Innovation') is one of them.

This permanent subgroup will pay specific attention to the EIP-AGRI Network, working with the Service Point to catalyse innovation and make EU agriculture and forestry more sustainable and more productive.

The main objectives of the Subgroup on Innovation are to:

  • support the implementation of the EIP-AGRI in Rural Development Programmes
  • identify common issues, problems and good practices
  • support networking between EIP-AGRI Operational Groups
  • provide input for the work programme of the EIP-AGRI Network
  • cooperate with the National Rural Networks to support innovation


The Subgroup on Innovation meets approximately three times per year.  An overview of all Subgroup on Innovation meetings is available here.

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Member organisations

56 organisations are represented in the Subgroup on Innovation. You can download the list of member organisations here.

Visit the collaborative area of the Subgroup on Innovation (only accessible to members of the Subgroup).

More information

For more information, you can contact the European Commission on the Subgroup on Innovation through

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