Note: Chers amis francophones, que notre bulletin soit en anglais en ce moment. Nous travaillerons pour la version bilingue dans l'avenir.
- GdB News & Events -
Dear Friends and Supporters, 
Welcome to the newest issue of GdB Newsletter. We hope you will visit our new website, beta version of our 'Can EU CAP it?' Project platform, and many more news. We encourage you to get in touch with us if you have any questions. 

- GdB Team
New Groupe de Bruges website launched

We are happy to announce the launch of our new website Please visit the website to keep updated about upcoming events, projects & activities. We also have a member’s only access section and if you would like to join in as a member, there is nothing easier than to apply on our new website.
Remember – your events, articles & news can be featured here. You can send your contributions through the GdB contact form at any time.
'Can EU CAP it?’ Project

‘Can EU CAP it?’ Project preparations are well on their way for the November 27 launch. We have now finalised the event programme and launch the registration process. If you would like to attend, please book your place through the Eventbrite.

The beta-version of the new e-learning platform is now ready for testing – and we kindly invite you to take a part in our survey after you visit the website
Please note that the platform still has little content. Our main objective is to test the overall structure, navigation and lay-out.
We appreciate all your feedback & comments.
Click on the Image to go to the platform.

The survey to evaluate your experience can be found here: 
Don’t forget - if you want to be kept updated on the “Can EU CAP it?” project, please subscribe to our mailing list.
Territorial cooperation initiative enters new stage

In December 2013 and April 2014 the Groupe de Bruges organised two successful conferences on the topic of ´territorial cooperation for the provision of public goods in the context of the new CAP´.
A manifesto and work programme have been finalised after a second consultation round among the participants. Also, a Steering Group has been formed, representing a wide diversity in types of bottom up approaches from across Europe. The Steering Group will present the new European network and its ideas and ambitions in Brussels on December 1, 2014 at the building of the EESC in Brussels. It is possible to attend the meeting. A participation form is attached.

Please note that priority will be given to participants from European institutions and NGO's and that the Groupe de Bruges has no budget available to cover expenses for travel and accommodation.
- In Other News -

Prospects for the next CAP reform by Alan Matthews
“What will the new Commissioner and the new Parliament mean for future CAP reform? With the implementation of the Ciolos CAP reform not even begun, it might seem presumptuous to turn to thinking about the timetable and prospects for the next CAP reform." Read more here ...
In this post, Alan Matthews discusses the likely timeline and possible outcomes. new website

The new EIP-AGRI website launched in September offers you the possibility to sign up as a registered user. Thanks to your input, they aim to become an essential place of exchange for innovation in European agriculture and forestry. Register here to contribute to the network and take advantage of its resources to develop your ideas for innovation.
ENRD Contact Point (ENRD CP) is launched

The ENRD Contact Point (ENRD CP) for the 2014-2020 programming period has started its activities. “The new ENRD CP will focus on ever-more targeted support to rural development stakeholders. It will work to identify needs more clearly, prioritising and coordinating all the networking activities and tools to deliver real progress on RDP delivery.
“We will work with you to make sure what we do is useful,” promises the new ENRD CP Team Leader, Paul Soto.”
Read more in the latest ENRD Newsletter…
Brussels Briefing on Agriculture – All you need to know for October
viEUws released the latest EU Agriculture Briefing (covering: hearings of Phil Hogan & Andriukaitis, measures in response to Russian ban on EU food imports and Dacian Cioloş). Click here to view. 
International Scientific Conference: The role of agriculture in providing ecosystem and societal service
One of our members, Boris Boincean, is kindly inviting you to attend the conference The role of agriculture in providing ecosystem and societal services.
- Upcoming Events

Land: Quality of Life the First European Land Stewardship Congress
5-8 November 2014, Barcelona (Spain)

The role of agriculture in providing ecosystem and societal services
24-25 November 2014, Balti (Republic of Moldova)                     

‘Can EU CAP it?’ Project launch - Public debate on Closing the gap on the CAP
27 November, 2014 Amsterdam
Programme available in both English version / Dutch version

Territorial Cooperation meeting
1 December, Brussels (Participation form here)
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'Can EU CAP it?' Project launch in 27 November 2014, Amsterdam.

Territorial cooperation meeting on 1 December 2014 in Brussels.
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- Past Events -

8th European Organic Congress, organised by IFOAM-EU
10-12 September 2014, Bari (Italy)
2014 European Farmers Congress, organised by COPA-Cogeca
7 October 2014, Brussels (Belgium)
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