Workshop "CAP post 2020: A new Green Architecture and novel Eco-schemes - How can scientists help making it work?"

The Department „Economics of Natural Resources“ at the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) and STEP organize a national workshop "CAP post 2020: A new Green Architecture and novel Eco-schemes -  How can scientists help making it work? "

This workshop is part of a pan-European initiative led by Pe’er et al. - authors of the publication "Action needed for the EU Common Agricultural Policy to address sustainability challenges", supported by over 3600 scientists from Europe and the rest of the world (including STEP members). After the broad support of the scientific community, the authors had a series of meetings with representatives of the European Commission (EC). As a result of these meetings, the EC Directorate-General for Agriculture invited the authors to discuss with representatives of the EU scientific community key issues in the implementation of the new Green Architecture and biodiversity indicators:

  1. What is the optimal way in which the various elements of the Green Architecture can complement each other?
  2. What is the potential role of Eco-schemes in the Green Architecture and what is the best way to determine their design and implementation?
  3. How can the EU and Member States create S.M.A.R.T. goals?
  4. Which biodiversity and landscape indicators can be used to improve the system of CAP indicators, which of them are the most appropriate in terms of monitoring, analysis and reporting by the Member States?

The national workshop aims to describe the contribution of Bulgarian scientists to the raised issues.

It should be noted that none of the organizers (neither of the pan-European initiative nor of the Bulgarian workshop) will receive funding for this activity, which guarantees an independent scientifically sound contribution.

The meeting will be held online, on November 10, 2020 (Tuesday) from 10.00 - 14.00 EET, and the results will be summarized by the end of November 2020.