Time: 20.06.2022–21.06.2022

Place: Spain and online

Sihtgrupp: SCAR SWG AKIS members

AGENDA SWG SCAR AKIS 5 - 12th Meeting
Lugo, Spain, 20 and 21
 June 2022


This SCAR SWG AKIS will be the 12th meeting of the 5th mandate endorsed by the SCAR plenary in December 2018. The meeting will be hosted by the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Lugo.

Its specific role is to discuss the following topics defined in the 5th mandate:

  1. AKIS policies at national and EU levels feeding further EIP synergies
  2. Achieving greater Impact of the Multi-Actor Approach (MAA) implementation in EU AKISs
  3. Digitalisation
  4. The role of education in the EU AKIS
  5. Social innovation.


This meeting will develop in particular the following topics:

  • CAP AKIS strategies in the MS and EIP-AGRI
    • Latest developments, and discussion
    • AKIS in motion, outcomes of the Northern and Southern regional workshops, i2Connect
  • Achieving greater impact of the Multi-Actor Approach (MAA) implementation in EU AKISs
    • Policy recommendations for better implementation of the MAA, outcomes of the SWG SCAR-AKIS/Liaison joint workshop at the 11th SWG SCAR-AKIS meeting
    • Research and policy recommendations to enhance interactive innovation, results of the ESEE/IFSA workshop
  • Digitalisation
    • Digital training and tools for advisors and farmers: Fairshare, DATALife, DG EMPL, COPA-COGECA
  • Training and Education: innovative approaches for advisory training & enabling environment
    • CECRA advisory training
    • Policy recommendations on advisory training & enabling environment: AgriLink, I2Connect
  • Social Innovation
    • Lessons from the practice: FARMWELL, SIMRA-Barcelona forestry case
    • Policy recommendations to better integrate social innovation into AKIS
  • Following topics will also be addressed:
    • The 5th mandate final report
    • Topic and the location/hosting of the forthcoming (13th) meeting



Monday, June 20

08:45 – 09.00: Opening – (Jose Luis Cabarcos. Director of the Galician Food Agency (AGACAL), Regional Ministry of Agriculture, and Antonio López, Rector of the USC)
09.00 – 09:15: Welcome and Round table – co-chairs
09:15 – 09:45: CECRA Advisory training in Galicia – Florentino Diaz (USC,) and Pablo Asensio (EUFRAS)
09:45 – 10:05: DATALife, the digital innovation hub of Galicia (Lucía Castro, DATALife)
10:05 – 10:30: Coffee break
10:30 – 11:00: Digital Tools and Advisory Services (DATs) – FAIRshare, Tom Kelly (TEAGASC), Peter Paree (ZLTO), and Patricia Fry (HAFL)
11:00 – 11:20: How can ESF+ support skills training to farmers incl. digital training for farmers – Tiina Polo (DG EMPL) Online
11:20 – 11:30: Pact for Skills – Sónia De Melo Xavier (DG EMPL) Online
11:30 – 11:40: Pact for Skills in the agrifood system – Branwen Miles/Manuel Delgado (COPA-COGECA)
11:40 –12:00: Discussion on digital training for advisors and farmers – all
12:00 – 13.00: Lunch break
13:00 – 14:00: Update on CAP AKIS and EIP AGRI, and discussion – Inge Van Oost (DG AGRI)
14:00 – 14:30: Research and policy recommendations to enhance interactive innovation – Eelke Wielinga (Link Consult)
14:30 – 15:00: Policy recommendations for the MAA, the enabling environment: outcomes of the workshop with LIAISON – Susanne Von Munchhausen (HNEE)
15:00 – 15:30: Coffee break
15:30 – 16:00: Report 5th Mandate – Update Sylvia Burssens and Edelbis López Dávila (SWG SCAR-AKIS TST)
16:00 – 16:15: 13th SWG SCAR-AKIS meeting (hosting, potential topics) – co-chairs, all SWG AKIS members
16:15: End of meeting day 1

Tuesday, June 21st

9:00 – 09:30: Feedback on i2connect's regional AKIS stakeholders' workshops, outcomes, and discussion – Sylvain Sturel (APCA)
09:30 – 10:00: Introduction to the i2Connect Workshop (jointly with managers from advisory centres) – Dora Lakner (WUR)
10:00-10:30: Coffee break
10:30 – 12:30: Joint i2Connect Workshop – excellence class on enabling advisory training – Dora Lakner (WUR)
12:00 -13:00: Lunch break
13:00 – 13:30: Social Innovation in the Forestry Sector, SIMRA – Barcelona case, Carmen Rodriguez (EFI) Online
13.30 – 14:00: Social Innovation, lessons to be learned from the practice, FARMWELL – Edina Ocsko (E40 Group) Online
14:00 – 14:15: Social innovation in AKIS, introduction to the policy brief – Mark Redman (Highclere) Online
14:15 – 14:45 Coffee break
14:45 – 16:00: Mini-workshop: policy recommendations for strengthening social innovation in AKIS
16:00 – 16:15: AOB, closing remarks and goodbye – co-chairs

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