- EIP-AGRI Projects
- Focus groups
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* Source: information officially submitted to the European Commission by RDP managing authorities on 27 March 2019
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Source: European Commission - update 27 March 2019
Download the PDF version of the overview per country (update March 2019)
EIP-AGRI Operational Groups are groups of people who work together in an innovation project funded by Rural Development Programmes (RDPs). They bring together partners with complementary knowledge. The composition of the group can vary according to the theme and specific objectives of each project. Farmers, advisers, scientists, businesses or other relevant partners work together to find practical solutions for specific problems facing people in the European farming and forestry sectors. Farmers and foresters need to be closely involved throughout the project to ensure that the innovative solutions are relevant and likely to be quickly applied in the field.
Find out more in the EIP-AGRI brochure on Operational Groups. The brochure on Operational Groups is available in English, Bulgarian, Czech, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian and Spanish
Operational Groups can benefit from networking and collaborating with organisations from outside their partnership and from other regions and countries, such as other Operational Groups, research projects, farmers’ organisations or local authorities and European knowledge networks. Read the EIP-AGRI Brochure ‘Operational Groups – Collaborate to innovate’. It shows some examples of successful collaborations. It provides Operational Groups with inspiration and tools for further knowledge exchange within the EIP-AGRI network. This brochure is available in English, Latvian, Romanian and Slovenian.
The RDP Managing Authorities regularly launch calls for setting up and running of Operational Groups during the 2014 - 2020 period. Calls have already been launched in most member states and a growing number of OGs are being set up.
Every country or region has the possibility to define requirements or restrictions on how to set up an Operational Group. Find the list of all RDP Managing Authorities for further information
The EIP-AGRI Operational Groups assessment 2018 presents the state-of-play of Operational Group projects that were running in April 2018 (around 600). The study focuses on the setting-up and actual implementation of the OGs, their results and how these are disseminated. It also reflects on the support that is provided to OGs by Managing Authorities and Rural Networks. The final report describes the process and findings from the different steps in the assessment.
Check out the 'Operational Groups' dedicated section on the EIP-AGRI website, including: