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 objectives of these programmes shall comply with the general and specific objectives set out in Article 2 and the aims listed in Article 3 of Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014 highlighting in particular the specific features of agricultural production methods in the Union, particularly in terms of food safety, traceability, authenticity, labelling, nutritional and health aspects, animal welfare, respect for the environment and sustainability (including climate benefits such as the greenhouse gas emissions reduction and/or increase in carbon removals), and the characteristics of agricultural and food products, particularly in terms of their quality, taste, diversity or traditions.
The expected ultimate impact is to enhance the competitiveness and consumption of Union agri-food products, raise their profile and increase their market share in these targeted countries.
The information and promotion programmes shall target one or more countries identified in the corresponding topic.
Project budget has no limit.
The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement:
In order to be eligible, the applicants must:
The above-mentioned proposing organisations may submit a proposal provided that they are also representative of the sector or product concerned by the proposal, complying with conditions set out in Articles 1(1) or 1(2) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/1829 of 23 April 2015, namely:
Lower representativeness thresholds than 50% may be accepted if the proposing organisation demonstrates in the submitted proposal that there are specific circumstances, including the evidence on the structure of the market, which would justify treating the proposing organisation as representative of the product(s) or sector concerned.
Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development – European Commission
Name: Wolfgang BURTSCHER
(Publish Date: 03/03/2023-for internal use only)