In November 2008, the CCRI formed part of a successful consortium to win another research framework project FP7 CAPRI-RD which started in March 2009 and completed in 2013.
The project involved working with a team of economic modellers to attempt to expand the CAPRI (Common Agricultural Policy Regional Impact) model, which supports decision making related to the Common Agricultural Policy based on sound scientific quantitative analysis. It aimed to incorporate the rural development part of the CAP, so that changes in this policy could be examined, as well as the impacts across the wider rural economy and environment beyond the agricultural sector.
CCRI contributed its expertise on rural development policy, providing insights and experience on policy measures and what their impacts might be, as well as providing a link to related EC databases.
The CCRI part of the project was led by Professor Janet Dwyer, with assistance from Mike Clark and Ken Thompson. The consortium was led by the Institute for Food and Resource Economics at Bonn University. The partner institutions are:
- JRC (Joint Research Centre) units in Ispra, Italy, and Seville, Spain
- Landbouw-Economisch Instituut, the Netherlands
- Middle East Technical University, Turkey
- the Von Thunen Institute in Germany
- Ruralia Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
- University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Institute for European Environmental Policy, London.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 226195.