On February, 8th a Joint PEGASUS-PROVIDE lunch seminar was held in DG agri with Davide Viaggi and Jochen Kalterhardt as speakers for the PROVIDE project.
The meeting attached the attention of about 70 participants, interested in the debate related to the issue of public goods. The audience participated in the debate, showing how important public goods are in the CAP (about 80% of EU citizens would dedicate to the public good component of the CAP the current amount of money or more).
Public goods are indeed at the core of the new CAP reform and, in order to justify the CAP expenditure, the relevant challenge of how valuate them was discussed too. Others key topics were the mapping as a programming and monitoring tool, how to design collective and results-based mechanisms and how to measure performance in a more flexible CAP design.