The primary objective of this contract is the set-up of a Support Office to assist the European Commission in facilitating the Rural Pact.

The Rural Pact was launched in 2021 as part of the European Commission’s Long-Term Vision for EU’s rural areas. It has been endorsed at the Rural Pact Conference in June 2022. The Rural pact is a formal space and framework to boost cooperation among authorities and stakeholders at the European, national, regional and local levels. It contributes to achieving the shared goals of the long-term vision by facilitating interaction on rural matters between public authorities, civil society, businesses, academia and citizens.

The Rural Pact pursues three objectives:

  • Amplify rural voices and bring them higher on the political agenda.
  • Structure and enable networking, collaboration and mutual learning.
  • Encourage and monitor voluntary commitments to act for the vision.

Projects in Rural and Territorial Development (RTD)


RURBANIVE - RUral-uRBAN synergies emerged in an immersIVE innovation ecosystem


SMART ERA - SMART community-led transition for Europe's Rural Areas


Development of step-by-step guidelines for participatory Digital Villages Initiative roadmap design and a practical toolkit


RPSO - Rural Pact Support Office


GRANULAR - Giving Rural Actors Novel data and re-Useable tools to Lead public Action in Rural areas


SafeHabitus - Strengthening Farm Health and Safety Knowledge and Innovation System Assessing and improving labour conditions and health and safety at work in farming


Empowering Rural Communities to Act for Change


Empowering the FUTure though innovative Smart Solutions for rURAL areas

GRASS Ceiling

GRASS Ceiling - Gender Equality in Rural and Agricultural Innovation SystemS



Tools4CAP - Innovative Toolbox empowering effective CAP governance towards EU ambitions


CODECS - Assessing the impacts of digital technologies in agriculture – Cost, benefits, and potential for sustainability gains

BEATLES - Uncovering lock-ins and levers to encourage farmers to move to and stay in sustainable, climate-neutral and biodiversity-friendly farming systems: from experiments to systemic mechanisms


Service Contract for Establishing and Running FAME-NET

MOVING (2020-2024)

MOVING - Building modern rural policies on long-term visions and societal engagement - MOuntain Valorisation through INterconnectedness and Green Growth


Contract for Networking Activities in Support of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) - Lot 1:Support for networking concerning the design and implementation of CAP strategic plan (CAP NETWORK)