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This report charts innovation in Flemish agricultural and horticultural companies. In order to gain a better insight into improvements or innovations in the products, the processes, the organization or the marketing in Flemish agriculture and horticulture, a survey was organized among the participants in the Agricultural Monitoring Network. The results are presented and discussed in this report. This happened for the fourth time after previous surveys in 2007, 2012 and 2014.

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  • Interactive CAP indicator dashboards: transparency and growth for a more sustainable tomorrow
  • Evaluation of the EU School fruit, vegetables and milk scheme
  • Sharing evaluation knowledge in the EU through networking

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  • How Evaluation Can Support Networks

This working document compiles a selection of evaluation-related queries raised by the Member States between 2016 and 2019. Answers were prepared by the European Evaluation Helpdesk for Rural Development in collaboration with the responsible Commission services.  

This summary report describes the progress made by the Member States in implementing the RDP evaluation plans over the calendar year 2017. The summary is based on the screening of Chapter 2 of 115 Annual Implementation Reports (AIRs) submitted to the European Commission in 2018.


This Working Document has been initiated on the basis of the existing glossary annexed to the European Commission – Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (2017) Technical Handbook on the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework of the Common Agricultural Policy 2014 – 2020, hereafter referred as ‘DG AGRI (2017) Technical Handbook for the CMEF 2014-2020’. Moreover, it contains key terms related to evaluation developed by, or used during the European Evaluation Helpdesk’s Thematic Working Groups (TWGs).  

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  • Assessing RDP Impacts in 2019: How to Choose the Most Suitable Evaluation Approach?
  • Communicating on Rural Development Programmes
  • Seventh Good Practice Workshop: Showing the Added Value of Leader/CLLD Through Evaluation

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  • Assessing CAP Pillar II impacts on the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Climate Actions

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  • EvaluationWORKS! 2017
  • Sixth Good Practice Workshop: NRNs’ support to the evaluation of RDPs
  • A Network approach to measure the social capital in LEADER/CLLD

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  • Assessing CAP Pillar II impacts on the competitiveness of agriculture

This report summarises the major outcomes of the Good Practice Workshop (GPW), “National Rural Networks’ (NRNs) support to the evaluation of RDPs”, which took place on 30 November – 1 December in Athens (Greece).

The aim of this workshop was to explore the possible activities of NRNs in supporting the evaluation of RDPs throughout the evaluation cycle. This workshop provided a space for the exchange of experiences on how NRNs can support building evaluation capacities and raising awareness on evaluation. Furthermore, participants discussed challenges and developed recommendations for the more efficient use of NRN resources in supporting RDP evaluations.

This workshop brought together evaluators, Managing Authorities, NRNs, EC representatives, researchers, evaluators, rural development stakeholders and members of the Evaluation Helpdesk team.

Practical examples from the Italian and Portugese NRNs as well as poster presentations from Germany, France, Latvia, Poland and Estonia were presented during this workshop and are summarised in this report.


As a continuation of the work performed in 2016, the Evaluation Helpdesk has in 2017 developed a Methodological Factsheet which was distributed to all Managing Authorities. The Methodological Factsheet has been conceptualised as a tool for the European Commission and the Member States to collect the approaches used for the HNV farming indicator in a comparable format. This working document presents the results and findings of this survey.