Intensive CAP4GI working meeting in Stuttgart
15.11.2023 - Looking back to the future. Shortly before the end of the growing season, the project partners of CAP4GI came together in Stuttgart for the 2023 consortium meeting. From 6 to 8 November, the participating practice and research partners exchanged views on current progress and challenges in the project work. Planning for the coming year was also on the agenda. This year's face-to-face meeting at the Hospitalhof Education Centre was organised by the Lake Constance Foundation in cooperation with adelphi.
The working meeting focussed on reviewing the current status of the project and jointly agreeing on the next steps for further development. The researchers from the University of Rostock and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)/German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) presented and discussed the progress of their respective socio-economic and ecological analyses.
The practical partners from the Lake Constance Foundation and the Natura 2000 station Unstrut-Hainich/Eichsfeld presented initial results from the exchange platforms with farmers. The organisation of the upcoming regional platforms was also discussed, as well as ways to improve the linking of the individual work packages. A special focus was placed on the question of how the findings from research and dialogue platforms can best be incorporated into the political debate on the further development of the Common Agricultural Policy. In this context, the Deutscher Naturschutzring presented the current proposals of the associations' platform on the CAP after 2027.
Invigorised by the productive dialogue, the partners of CAP4GI are now looking ahead to the tasks to come and the next year. The next round of talks with farmers in the six project regions in Baden-Württemberg and Thuringia will take place in the coming weeks.