Tools4CAP, which stands for Innovative Toolbox empowering effective CAP governance towards EU ambitions, is a Coordination and Support Action in Horizon Europe (2023-2026) coordinated by Ecorys, gathering 20 partner organisations.
The project aims to support the design and monitoring of the national Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plans (SPs) 2023-2027 and lay the foundations for sound preparation of Post-2027 Strategic Plans through a bottom-up adaptation of innovative methods and tools.
Following extensive negotiations between the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission, an agreement was reached, and a new way of working to modernise and simplify the EU’s policy on agriculture was introduced.
The CAP’s new performance and results-based approach provides more flexibility and more subsidiarity to the Member States to design and monitor the national CAP SPs. The new policy is a critical tool in reaching the ambitions of the European Green Deal, securing the achievement of sustainability and resilience goals for the EU’s Agri-food systems. To this end, innovative governance models are essential to enable result-based policymaking to deliver the best policy pathways to facilitate the green transition.