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NEWS & EVENTS

September 13, 2017

BUSINESS BIODIVERSITY & NATURAL CAPITAL – Ambitions, Risks & Opportunities

one challenge - one location - two conferences
September 12, 2017

Copernicus training videos

A wealth of Copernicus training videos is now available
September 8, 2017

23rd MARS Conference

Gormanston - Ireland, 28-29 November 2017
September 6, 2017

Foresight? Contribution to the debate on the future of EU agricultural policy

Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 57 - June 2017
September 4, 2017

RECAP Policy Session

22 September 2017
August 28, 2017

RECAP poll#1

...give us your feedback in less than a minute
August 18, 2017

Results-based agri-environment measures are an effective conservation strategy for species-rich grassland

Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 57 - June 2017
August 11, 2017

Direct Payments

Facts and figures on EU agriculture and the CAP (DG AGRI)
August 8, 2017

Agriculture and Environment

Facts and figures on EU agriculture and the CAP (DG AGRI)
August 4, 2017

Agri-environment schemes and measures

Agri-environment schemes provide financial support for Member States to design and implement agri-environment measures
August 3, 2017

The Copernicus Land Monitoring Service

Learn more about how the land monitoring service works by watching a short video
August 2, 2017

Green Direct Payments

Facts and figures on EU agriculture and the CAP (DG AGRI)
August 1, 2017

Farmers with knowledge of environmental policy are more willing to create wetland habitats

Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 57 - June 2017
July 31, 2017

Organic farming enhances pollination but may reduce yield compared to non-organic agri-environment schemes

Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 57 - June 2017
July 28, 2017

Training farmers in management for bird conservation could improve overall biodiversity on farms

Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 57 - June 2017
July 26, 2017

What encourages farmers to participate in EU agri-environment schemes?

Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 57 - June 2017
July 25, 2017

Getting value for money in agri-environment schemes: recommendations from the UK

Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 57 - June 2017
July 24, 2017

Tailoring agri-environment schemes to species and habitats could improve cost-effectiveness

Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 57 - June 2017
July 20, 2017

Farmers with experience of agri-environment schemes develop more wildlife-friendly habitats

Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 57 - June 2017
July 19, 2017

Grassy field margins provide additional biodiversity benefits by connecting habitats

Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 57 - June 2017
July 18, 2017

Agri-environment schemes should be diversified and customised to meet habitat preferences of different species

Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 57 - June 2017
July 17, 2017

The eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 Platform

Public Administration of the 21st century
July 12, 2017

Wildflower planting supports a range of beneficial insects, not only bees

Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 57 - June 2017
July 10, 2017

Agriculture in the European Union and the Member States

Statistical Factsheets on EU, Belgium, Greece, Lithuania, Spain, UK
July 7, 2017

Simpler and more effective rules on environmental measures for farmers come into force

European Commission News, 3 July 2017
July 6, 2017

Have your say on the future of the CAP!

7 July 2017 - Brussels, Belgium
July 5, 2017

LIFE newsletter

Issue N° 06/17
July 4, 2017

Sowing larger patches of flowers can increase bumblebee reproduction in areas surrounding intensive arable farms

Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 57 - June 2017
July 3, 2017

EU support to young farmers should be better targeted to foster effective generational renewal

Special Report No. 10/2017
June 30, 2017

Outcome of ICT-AGRI funded projects

Factsheets are now available
June 29, 2017

How to model trade-offs between agricultural yield and biodiversity

Science for Environment Policy - Thematic Issue 57 - June 2017
June 28, 2017

Agri-environmental schemes: impacts on the agricultural environment

Science for Environment Policy, Thematic Issue, June 2017
June 26, 2017

Research for AGRI Committee – CAP implementation: Flexibility given to Member States – state of play and perspectives

AUTHORS: Wageningen University Research, The Netherlands: Ida Terluin, Petra Berkhout, Augurix Oy, Finland: Tuomas Kuhmonen
June 22, 2017

Current priorities and challenges in EU agricultural policy

European Parliament Briefing, June 2017
June 21, 2017

EU INNOVATION: some improvements, but even more progress is needed

European Commission Press release – Brussels, 20 June 2017
June 18, 2017

Research and innovation across EU countries – challenges and developments

The Commission has published the 2016 edition of the RIO reports.
June 15, 2017

AGRI Innovation Summit 2017

11- 12 October 2017, Porto Salvo OEIRAS - Portugal
June 14, 2017

Copernicus Relays – A network of Copernicus ambassadors

Established by the European Commission
June 13, 2017

Have your say on the future of the CAP!

Conference in Brussels, 7 July 2017
June 12, 2017

SENTINEL STORIES: Interviewing a remote sensing expert

'Sentinel Stories' is presented by Malì Cecere
June 9, 2017

HORIZON 2020’s SME Instrument

LATEST RESULTS: Commission to invest €100 million to help 69 small businesses bring their innovation on the market.
June 6, 2017

Results of the HORIZON 2020 Interim Evaluation

Published on 29 May 2017
June 2, 2017

Get funding to demonstrate space technology for your commercial earthly application

Call Closure: 11 August 2017, 12:00 p.m. CET
May 31, 2017

International Conference on “Future Integrated Pest Management”

15-20 October 2017, PalaCongressi Riva del Garda - Italy
May 30, 2017

Copernicus building skills actions

Call aimed at cooperation between Copernicus and Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs).
May 29, 2017

TP Organics Call for Organic Innovations has been launched

15-17 November 2017, Brussels
May 25, 2017

EIP-AGRI SEMINAR: Digital Innovation Hubs: mainstreaming digital agriculture

1-2 June 2017 - Kilkenny, Ireland
May 24, 2017

ONE DAY COURSE: Copernicus – From Geospatial to Agribusiness

16 June 2017, Bologna Italy
May 23, 2017

International Day for Biological Diversity

22 May 2017
May 22, 2017

Accelerating Innovation in Europe

HORIZON 2020 SME INSTRUMENT IMPACT REPORT - 2017 Edition
May 19, 2017

CONFERENCE: An EU Action Plan for nature, people and the economy

6 June 2017, Brussels
May 18, 2017

The 1st newsletter from Copernicus Accelerator is now available

May 17, 2017

Latest figures on ICT sector worldwide and its R&D investment

JRC Prospective Insights in ICT R&D (PREDICT) Report
May 16, 2017

The Copernicus Start-up Programme is on track!

Copernicus Prizes, Copernicus Hackathons, Copernicus Accelerator, Copernicus Incubation Programme
May 15, 2017

8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food & Environment

21-24 September 2017, Chania, Greece
May 12, 2017

High participation in the public consultation on the future CAP

European Commission News, 3 May 2017
May 11, 2017

The certification bodies’ new role on CAP expenditure: a positive step towards a single audit model but with significant weaknesses to be addressed

Special Report No. 7/2017
May 10, 2017

ESA Innovation Exchange – Fuel the future

8 June 2017, ESTEC
May 9, 2017

European EO Services Company Achievement Award 2017

Nominations Deadline: 21 May 2017 (12:00)
May 8, 2017

The cropUP Initiative

Online applications will be open for one month: 17 April-15 May 2017
May 5, 2017

2017 IACS Workshop – Control and management of agricultural land in IACS

29-31 May 2017, Ghent - Belgium
May 3, 2017

The European project RECAP on advice on cross-compliance and greening of the CAP holds in INTIA its third consortium meeting

27-28 April 2017, Villava Spain
May 3, 2017

LIFE newsletter

Issue N° 03/17
May 2, 2017

What about in situ data?

Factsheets, new website, state-of-play report and a newsletter
April 26, 2017

1st RECAP webinar

Thursday, 20 April 2017
April 26, 2017

Copernicus Training and Information Session in Portugal

7 June in Lisbon and 9 June 2017 in Ponta Delgada, Azores.
April 24, 2017

eGovernment: delivering innovative public services for citizens and businesses

Last updated on: 01-03-2017
April 21, 2017

Launch event of the Copernicus Relays and Copernicus Academy

Tuesday, 6 June 2017
April 12, 2017

GALILEO & COPERNICUS – EU flagship space programmes

Written by Vincent Reillon
April 11, 2017

CAP EXPLAINED – Direct Payments for Farmers 2015-2020

Publication focusing principally on direct payments, a key element of the policy that provides income support for farmers and promotes competitiveness, sustainability and environmentally-friendly farming practices.
April 6, 2017

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

9-10 May 2017, Utrecht - The Netherlands
April 4, 2017

EIP-AGRI SEMINAR “Digital Innovation Hubs: mainstreaming digital agriculture”

1-2 June 2017, Kilkenny - Ireland
March 31, 2017

Lithuania formally joining the Copernicus user club

March 31, 2017

Ecological focus areas show potential for helping biodiversity

Brussels, 29 March 2017
March 30, 2017

ECPA 2017 – 11th European Conference on Precision Agriculture

16-20 July 2017, John McIntyre Centre – Edinburgh
March 28, 2017

ESA – 7th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing

Applications deadline: 31 May 2017
March 24, 2017

The 2017 EFITA Congress

2-6 July 2017, Montpelier - France
March 23, 2017

European Commission Call for Proposals “Clusters Go International”

Submission deadline: 23 May 2017 @17:00 (Brussels time)
March 22, 2017

European Commission Conference on Farming for Biodiversity

30 March 2017, Brussels - Belgium
March 20, 2017

The CAP in your country

Factsheets on UK, Spain, Lithuania, Belgium
March 15, 2017

Facilitating the cross-compliance monitoring procedure

The RECAP project presented οn the EIP-AGRI website.
March 14, 2017

Copernicus Training and Information Session in Sweden

10-11 May 2017, Lund - Sweden
March 13, 2017

Consultation on modernising and simplifying the CAP

Open until the 2nd of May 2017
March 10, 2017

What if intensification of farming could enhance biodiversity?

Could introducing more precision agriculture in Europe allow us to obtain food resilience, while ensuring sustainability and jobs, and taking into account the EU’s wide agricultural diversity?
March 8, 2017

DG AGRI highlights farmers’ benefits from improved satellite imagery

DG Agriculture and Rural Development announced the launch of the Copernicus Sentinel-B2 satellite which will reinforce precision farming, land management and environmental protection.
March 7, 2017

The Copernicus Land Monitoring Service

Aimed at developing a set of European information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in-situ (non-space) data.
March 6, 2017

The Common Agricultural Policy and the Environment

The European Commission has adopted 28 agri-environmental indicators to assess the interaction between the CAP and the environment.
March 4, 2017

How digital is your country?

European Commission Press Release
March 3, 2017

Launch of Sentinel-2B satellite for Copernicus

Launch from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on the 7th of March 2017
March 3, 2017

EIP-AGRI SEMINAR ‘Digital Innovation Hubs: mainstreaming digital agriculture’

Application Deadline: 8 March 2017
March 2, 2017

The European Research Area 2016 Progress Report

The newly published European Research Area Progress Report 2016 benchmarks country performance using a set of headline indicators, including the JRC’s ‘Adjusted Research Excellence Index’.
March 1, 2017

Guide to EU Funding 2014-2020

Written by Vasilis Margaras, Published in January 2017
February 28, 2017

European Commission simplifies Horizon 2020

New funding rules will reduce administrative costs to participants and help prevent accounting errors.
February 28, 2017

Report on LIFE’s contribution to employment and green economy

February 2017
February 25, 2017

No major constraints on winter crops…

JRC MARS Bulletin - Crop monitoring in Europe, February 2017 Issue
February 24, 2017

BirdLife International’s “Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas” well covered by Natura 2000 in Europe, but potential to extend network

Science for Environment Policy - Issue 483 - 23 February 2017
February 24, 2017

Copernicus Incubation Programme

The European Commission is launching the Copernicus incubation Programme to promote start-up creation and growth in the Copernicus downstream sector.
February 23, 2017

More efforts needed to implement the Natura 2000 network to its full potential

Special Report No.1/2017
February 22, 2017

EARSC European EO product award 2017

Expression of interest deadline: 1st April 2017
February 21, 2017

Freshwater protection: EU policy and the status of freshwater systems

Author: Anne Altmayer, Published: February 2017
February 20, 2017

EU Green Week

EU Green Week 2017 will take place from 29 May to 2 June with the theme of 'Green jobs for a greener future'.
February 17, 2017

SENTINEL-2 Teams, prepare for space

Going to space is never routine, and Sentinel-2 mission controllers are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the critical days following next month’s liftoff.
February 16, 2017

Review of the ePrivacy Directive

This briefing is one in a series of 'Implementation Appraisals' on the operation of existing EU legislation in practice.
February 16, 2017

European Space Policy “Historical perspective, specific aspects and key challenges”

Author: Vincent Reillon, Published: January 2017
February 15, 2017

The Common Agricultural Policy post-2013

Fact Sheet on the European Union
February 15, 2017

The Copernicus Training and Information Session

9 March 2017, Aarhus - Denmark
February 14, 2017

Diverse plant communities improve soil structure and, therefore, ecosystem services

Science for Environment Policy - Issue 481 - 26 January 2017
February 14, 2017

Workshop on Remote Sensing of Fluorescence, Photosynthesis and Vegetation Status

17-19 January 2017, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy
February 13, 2017

Paris Space Week

400 exhibitors-suppliers, together on 6.000 sqm2
February 10, 2017

The JRC Science Quiz

Test your scientific knowledge!
February 9, 2017

FIRST PILLAR OF THE CAP: II – Direct payments to farmers

Fact Sheet on the European Union
February 8, 2017

Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills: Space (Geo Information)

A new framework for strategic cooperation to address short and medium-term skills needs in a given economic sector.
February 7, 2017

Environmental Implementation Review: Νew way to help Member States apply EU rules benefits citizens, administrations and economy

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - PRESS RELEASE, Brussels, 6 February 2017
February 6, 2017

The team ISA Lille won the 3rd Farming by Satellite Prize

The 3rd Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of Europe’s Galileo and Copernicus programmes in agriculture, was decided on Monday 23rd January at International Green Week in Berlin.
February 3, 2017

The European Commission launches public consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy

PRESS RELEASE - Brussels, 2 February 2017
February 2, 2017

NEWS ALERT – European Commission brings in, top innovators to advise on a potential European Innovation Council

The European Commission has announced the 15 members of the new High Level Group that will advise the Commission on how to strengthen support for breakthrough, market-creating innovation in Horizon 2020 and future research and innovation programmes.
February 1, 2017

Thematic networks under Horizon 2020

The EIP-AGRI has developed a specific brochure on these networks.
January 31, 2017

CAP instruments and reforms made to them

Fact Sheet on the European Union
January 30, 2017

RECAP on the ENRD website

Announcement of two new research projects targeting European farming
January 27, 2017

JRC MARS Bulletin – Crop monitoring in Europe

Published: January 2017
January 26, 2017

Launch of the second Sentinel-2 satellite

Be a part of Europe’s Earth observation revolution: apply to join top Earth experts at the Sentinel launch SocialSpace on 6–7 March in Darmstadt, Germany.
January 25, 2017

Copernicus – an EU revolutionary Earth Observation & Monitoring Programme

Copernicus is the European Union’s revolutionary Earth Observation and Monitoring programme, looking at our planet and its environment for the ultimate benefit of all European citizens.
January 24, 2017

WorldCover 2017 Conference

The event will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN from 14 to 16 March 2017.
January 23, 2017

Upcoming events as listed by the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC)

January 20, 2017

eGovernment Benchmark 2016 – A turning point for eGovernment development in Europe?

A study prepared for the European Commission DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology by: Capgemini, IDC, Sogeti, and Politecnico di Milano
January 19, 2017

EU Rural Review on “Green Economy”

The 23rd Issue of the ‘EU Rural Review’ - the ENRD’s main thematic publication, has been published on the topic of ‘Green Economy’
January 18, 2017

Fifth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment

20-23 March 2017 - Paphos, Cyprus
January 17, 2017

Mapping and analysis of the implementation of the CAP

Final Report - November 2016
January 16, 2017

Agri-Food Smart Specialisation Platform up and running

The new Agri-Food Smart Specialisation (S3) Platform has launched an open call for expressions of interest from EU regions and Member States to propose topics for setting up and co-leading new regional partnerships on agri-food topics.
January 13, 2017

23rd EUROPEAN SEMINAR ON EXTENSION (AND) EDUCATION

“Transformative learning: new directions in agricultural extension and education”, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, 4-7 July 2017
January 12, 2017

Cork 2.0 Declaration in the RECAP project languages

The Cork 2.0 European Conference on Rural Development of 5-6 September 2016 in Cork, Ireland brought together over 340 rural development stakeholders to reflect on the current challenges and opportunities facing Europe’s rural areas and how best to respond to these.
January 11, 2017

EIP-AGRI Factsheet on Ecological Focus Areas

Find out through this factsheet on Ecological Focus Areas, how landscape features such as field margins, hedgerows and grassy or flower strips can contribute to the profitability of crop production.
January 10, 2017

WORKSHOP: What do we mean by “systems approaches” in agriculture research?

The European Commission invited experts to a workshop in December 2016 to discuss the matter, with the end goal to improve the programming and conduct of research activities.
December 28, 2016

1st International Workshop on Intelligent Systems for Agriculture Production and Environment Protection – FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

Paper submission deadline: 24th April 2017 & Workshop Date: 21st or 22nd August 2017
December 22, 2016

The Commission releases the 1st Copernicus Market Report

Copernicus will generate an economic value far beyond total investments
December 21, 2016

JRC MARS Bulletin, December 2016

The latest MARS “Crop Monitoring in Europe” bulletin is published.
December 19, 2016

Our job in RECAP…

Iniciativas Innovadoras SAL is one of the Spanish partners in RECAP project and will lead WP4 “Deployment and Operation”
December 9, 2016

Our point of view…

The project will alert farmers to activities that could damage the environment, and to the rules they should comply with, so that they can act before any damage happens.
December 8, 2016

22nd MARS Conference – presentations on line

The 2016 MARS Conference provided a platform to present Member State experiences and other observations regarding the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS), including developments in shared management.
December 8, 2016

MYGEOSS EU Project

Over 30 innovative apps developed as a result of MYGEOSS Project, using open earth observation data.
December 6, 2016

“When Space Meets Agriculture” workshop, 14-15 Nov 2016, Matera

The Workshop aimed at promoting a better understanding of the significance and potential of Europe’s space systems, Copernicus and EGNOS/Galileo, for the agricultural sector.
December 5, 2016

Our point of view…

With the help of RECAP, farmers will get more understanding and knowledge of CAP requirements and how to fulfill them, plus, the open free satellite data will make it possible to better plan rotation of crops.
December 2, 2016

RECAP on CORDIS

RECAP on the "News" section of CORDIS.
December 1, 2016

Our point of view…

The RECAP project enables a better implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy and increases the transparency of compliance monitoring procedures related to the CAP.
November 25, 2016

Discussion with Edvardas Makelis, Director of the Lithuanian Agricultural Advisory Service (Project Partner)

What is going to be your input as a partner in the RECAP project ? We are a large (over 400 employees) enterprise of independent professional agricultural specialists and advisers, which is the closest to farmers and their needs by everyday work. We are very interested in the RECAP project results. As a project partner, we see our contribution to the project by both checking/testing a tool created and helping farmers to master its application and thus popularise/publicise the project result.
November 24, 2016

Venture Capital available for space-based companies

The Seraphim Space Fund of venture capital, currently worth £50 million, is set to boost European small, medium and start-up companies developing space-based applications, services and technologies.
November 23, 2016

RECAP project to be presented at the 2016 MARS Conference

The 2016 MARS Conference will provide a platform to present Member State experiences and other observations regarding the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS), including developments in shared management.
November 17, 2016

Rewarding Success and Innovation

The aim of the prize is to promote Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System and Earth Observation services in agriculture. A group of expert judges will review every idea.
November 10, 2016

RECAP reinforces monitoring of cross-compliance …stakeholders actively engaged

The second meeting of the Horizon 2020 project “RECAP” took place in Heraklion, Greece on the 3rd and 4th of November 2016. The idea behind RECAP is to combine remote sensing technology with modern ICT platforms and get a service tool for all stakeholders involved in the cross-compliance scheme (farmers, agricultural consultants, paying agencies).