The European Commission co-finances and also directly organises campaigns and events to promote EU farm products worldwide. It aims to raise awareness of the efforts made by European farmers to produce quality products. These promotional activities help boost their profile on EU and international markets, in line with EU promotion policy.
The objective is to increase the awareness and recognition of the Union quality schemes, namely:
Information and promotion programmes on Union quality schemes should be a key priority in the internal market since such schemes provide consumers with assurances on the quality and characteristics of the product or the production process used, achieve added value for the products concerned and enhance their market opportunities.
One of the expected results is to increase the levels of recognition of the logo associated with the Union quality schemes by the European consumers and increased knowledge of the information the quality schemes aim to provide. According to special Eurobarometer (No 504), only 14% of Europeans consumers recognize the logos of products that benefit from a protected designation of origin (PDO), 20% recognise a protected geographical indication (PGI), and 14% recognise a traditional specialty guaranteed, these being the main Union quality schemes.
In order to be eligible, the applicants must:
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