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EU Bioenergy Policies and their effects on rural areas and agriculture policies

AGRINERGY (EU Bioenergy Policies and their effects on rural areas and agriculture policies) is a Specific Support Action (SSA) within the Sixth EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6). The project aims to analyse and understand the socio-economic, environmental and societal issues of EU bioenergy policies and their effects on future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and how they fit into the concept of sustainable rural development.
Key objectives of AGRINERGY are:
  • to summarise and explain the link between the Common Agricultural Policies (CAP), the development of rural areas, environmental protection and EU bioenergy policies;
  • to bring together policymakers, decision makers, stakeholders and experts in the field of the CAP, bioenergy, environment and international trade, in order to develop a common language and understanding;
  • to develop cornerstones for future policy-making, fostering the growth of large volumes of biomass in agriculture and simultaneously ensuring sustainable (environmentally friendly and socially acceptable) use of bioenergy and development of rural areas.

Johan F.M. Swinnen

Associate Senior Research Fellow

Christian Egenhofer

Senior Research Fellow

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