SHERPA | Sustainable Hub to Engage into Rural Policies with Actors✎
INTERFACES LINKING SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND DECISION-MAKERS TO SHAPE FUTURE RURAL POLICIES
The SHERPA project aims to gather knowledge that contributes to the formulation of recommendations for future policies relevant to EU rural areas, by creating a science-society-policy interface which provides a hub for knowledge and policy.
SHERPA will contribute to policy development in three main areas:
- Provision of inputs for the design of future research policies, with a focus on the preparation of work programmes under Horizon Europe.
- Support for implementation of policies relevant to rural areas in the programming period 2021-2027
- Support for setting the direction of rural policy in the next programming period.
To achieve this, the project will:
- Map the main drivers of future trends and dynamics of EU rural areas
- Establish Multi-Actor Platforms (MAPs) as effective and sustainable Science-Society-Policy interfaces
- Create a shared knowledge base relevant to EU rural policy by taking stock of results of past and ongoing research projects
- Engage in a dialogue between citizens, researchers and policy-makers across EU territories
- Formulate recommendations linked to different scenarios for the development of modern rural policies at European, national and regional levels, as well as for the future rural research agenda.
The SHERPA online stakeholder engagement support toolbox aims to assist SHERPA facilitators and monitors of Multi-Actor Platforms (MAPs) during the project, and beyond. This toolbox is designed to offer hands-on guidance on methods and tools for stakeholder engagement. See the guidance sheets per each main category.
The SHERPA Consortium is characterized by its trans-disciplinary nature, with partners having significant experience in bringing together research and policy-makers. Overall the 17 partners that are part of the consortium, cover 21 European countries, ensuring a wide geographical coverage
- ECORYS BRUSSELS NV, Belgium
- ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE POUR L'INFORMATION SUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT LOCAL, Belgium
- CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE HAUTES ETUDES AGRONOMIQUES MEDITERRANEENNES, France
- GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON, Greece
- NORDREGIO, Sweden
- STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH, Netherlands
- UNIVERSITA DI PISA, Italy
- UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID, Spain
- THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE, United Kingdom
- JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI, Germany
- INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AISBL, Belgium
- UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI, Slovenia
- EUROPEAN RURAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK, Poland
- ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA, Italy
- UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain
- CONSULAI, CONSULTORIA AGROINDUSTRIAL LDA, Portugal
- ASSOCIATION DES AGENCES DE LA DEMOCRATIE LOCALE, France
- PROJECT COORDINATOR: Olivier Chartier & Elodie Salle (ECORYS) email@example.com
- GENERAL CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Overall budget: € 4 999 747,50