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June 22, 2018

RECAP crop identification processing chain developed by the National Observatory of Athens

DIAS platform
June 4, 2018

EU Budget: the Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020

European Commission Fact Sheet - Brussels, 1 June 2018
May 30, 2018

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/746 as regards modification of single applications and payment claims and checks

Amending regulation 809/2014
May 22, 2018

Organic farming: new EU rules adopted

Press Release – 22/5/2018
May 18, 2018

Several recordings and presentations of the AgriResearch Conference are now available

Brussels, 2-3 May 2018
May 16, 2018

A renewed agenda for Research and Innovation: Europe’s chance to shape the future

The Commission's contribution to the informal EU Leaders' meeting on innovation in Sofia (16/5/2018)
April 23, 2018

Preparing FP9: Designing the successor to the Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework programme

European Parliamentary Research Service - April 2018
March 21, 2018

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
March 8, 2018

Farming by Satellite 2018 Prize

Sentinel-2B launched on 7/3/2018
March 5, 2018

Sentinel services for agriculture

Sentinel-2B launched on 7/3/2018
March 1, 2018

Organic Best Practices & Ecosystem Preservation Kick-Start Activity

OPENING DATE: 7 March 2018, CLOSING DATE: 19 April 2018
January 31, 2018

Apply now to the European EO Product Award 2018

Expression of interest by 15/3/2018
January 24, 2018

ESA released a documentary celebrating two years of operating the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission

Released on 18/1/2018
January 17, 2018

Copernicus Incubation Programme: Now Open for Applications

The next submission deadline is 15 March 2018.
January 15, 2018

Public consultation on actions to halt the decline of bees and other pollinators

The Commission has launched a public consultation on a European initiative on pollinators.
December 13, 2017

Omnibus regulation: Council adopts new, simplified, agricultural rules

Press Release – 12/12/2017
December 4, 2017

WWF’s CAP post 2020 orientation and future policy instruments

Position Paper - November 2017
November 30, 2017

The Future of Food and Farming – for a flexible, fair and sustainable Common Agricultural Policy

Press Release, 29/11/2017
November 29, 2017

Crossing drones with satellites: ESA eyes high-altitude aerial platforms

ESA extending activities to the sky
November 21, 2017

Organic farming: new European rules confirmed

The new regulation will apply from 1 January 2021
November 20, 2017

Submit a Copernicus User Story

Submission deadline: 22/12/2017
November 1, 2017

BRIEFING: How the EU budget is spent

Briefing on Copernicus, October 2017
October 31, 2017

Commission boosts European Earth observation capabilities to better serve our society

News Alert, 23/10/2017
October 20, 2017

The Innovation Radar Prize 2017

A competition to identify Europe's top future innovators
October 17, 2017

Deal on the agricultural aspects of the Omnibus regulation confirmed

Press Release, 16/10/2017
October 13, 2017

Deal on further simplification of EU agricultural rules through the Omnibus regulation

Press Release, 12/10/2017
October 11, 2017

Data Access

Learn more about the satellite data and the Copernicus services
October 6, 2017

Open Call: EO Science for Society

Open Date: 19/09/2017, Closing Date: 31/12/2021
September 12, 2017

Copernicus training videos

A wealth of Copernicus training videos is now available
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
July 17, 2017

The eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 Platform

Public Administration of the 21st century
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
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 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 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 30, 2017

Copernicus building skills actions

Call aimed at cooperation between Copernicus and Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs).
May 23, 2017

International Day for Biological Diversity

22 May 2017
May 16, 2017

The Copernicus Start-up Programme is on track!

Copernicus Prizes, Copernicus Hackathons, Copernicus Accelerator, Copernicus Incubation Programme
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 2, 2017

What about in situ data?

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class=”columns”] On January 12, 2017, the National Land Service of Lithuania under the Ministry of Agriculture – an institution responsible for implementation of geospatial information […]
March 31, 2017

Ecological focus areas show potential for helping biodiversity

Brussels, 29 March 2017
March 28, 2017

ESA – 7th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing

Applications deadline: 31 May 2017
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 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
February 28, 2017

European Commission simplifies Horizon 2020

New funding rules will reduce administrative costs to participants and help prevent accounting errors.
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 22, 2017

EARSC European EO product award 2017

Expression of interest deadline: 1st April 2017
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 7, 2017

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

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.
January 30, 2017

RECAP on the ENRD website

Announcement of two new research projects targeting European farming
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 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 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.
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


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