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Estonian final PROVIDE seminar

PROVIDE

The Estonian final PROVIDE seminar took place in May, 23rd, in the frames of the Private Forest Centre annual meeting.

The meeting was really successful and there was a good attendance of local stakeholders. Estonian PROVIDE partners presented and discussed the main PROVIDE results, with main attention given to the Estonian case study-level.

final presentation at Ruunawere seminar

6° PROVIDE MEETING IN PARIS

PROVIDE

PROVIDE partners met in Paris, in April, 9th-11th for the 6th project meeting, hosted by INRA.

Main activities were the discussion of the incoming final WP5 activities, the presentation and discussion of the yet available summary results of WP5 (advances in case study-level activities, modelling results, related policy implications, etc.) as well as the insights from the stakeholder workshops held by each partner. We also discussed and planned the main dissemination strategies to follow and the incoming publications related to the most relevant project results.

Finally, a wide debate involved the planning and the realisation of the PROVIDE toolbox (WP6) which has to have continuation beyond the project lifetime.

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PEGASUS-PROVIDE lunch seminar in DG Agri

PROVIDE

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.