The EU Multi-Actor Platform (MAP) is the SHERPA’s rural interface established at European level to engage a mix of key actors from three target communities (science, society and policy) to exchange knowledge and to provide space for debating issues and priorities for the future development of rural areas.
The EU MAP will run in parallel to the national and regional MAPs and will work on ready-to-be-used knowledge drawn from MAP position papers, supporting the formulation of key policy recommendations that will be compiled in the SHERPA position papers.
The overall objective of the EU-level MAP is to engage representatives from civil society organisations, researchers and policy-makers at EU level in exchanging knowledge, ideas and experiences, to draw recommendations for developing modern rural policies at European and national levels, as well as concrete proposals for the future research agenda.
Alexia Rouby (DG AGRI, European Commission)
Eleftherios Stavropoulos (DG REGIO, European Commission)
Klaus Boele (European Committee of the Regions – CoR)
Tom Jones and Vanessa Halhead (European Rural Community Alliance – ERCA)
Goran Šoster (Partnership for Rural Europe – PREPARE)
Hannes Lorenzen (Forum Synergies)
Paul Soto (European Network for Rural Development – ENRD)
David Miller and Katerine Irvine (The James Hutton Institute)
Dominique Barjolle (ETH Zurich)
Olivier Chartier, Elodie Salle and Brigit Zomer (Ecorys)
Enrique Nieto and Roxana Vilcu (AEIDL)
15 July 2020 – The coordination group of the EU Multi-Actor Platform kicks off
8 October 2020 – EU Multi-Actor Platform works on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas
19 November 2020 – The EU MAP progresses on the common vision for rural areas
19 December 2020 – EU Multi-Actor Platform starts work on biodiversity and landscape features
8 July 2021 – EU MAP ready for the second cycle
25 November 2021 – EU MAP exchange on diversification of the rural economy
14 December 2021 – EU MAP meeting on climate change
19 January 2022 – EU MAp discusses foresight exercise results