MATS was presented by Knowledge Srl in an EC DG AGRI workshop for Horizon 2020 projects
On October 26th, KnowlEdge Srl represented the MATS project in a meeting organized by the European Commission in Brussels, aimed at exploring opportunities for enhanced policy analysis via the use of various modeling approaches, as offered by several ongoing EU-funded projects.
The meeting offered the opportunity to each project (3 nearing completion, 3 ongoing, and 3 starting) to present their modeling approach and results, from farm-level analysis to international trade implications of agriculture policy.
The meeting brought together a diverse group of attendees from various Directorate-General (DG), as well as researchers and practitioners, highlighting the shared interest in leveraging models for improved policymaking in the agriculture sector.
The session also included a peer-to-peer exchange, and productive discussions involving the BATModel, MATS, and Trade4SDGs projects. The interactions between the participants sparked innovative ideas and opportunities for synergy in model use and in the interpretation of results (e.g., to highlight the complementarity of the research being performed).
The workshop included the following H2020 projects:
- MIND STEP H2020: Modelling Individual Decisions To Support The European Policies Related To Agriculture (https://mind-step.eu/)
- AGRICORE H2020: Agent-Based Support Tool For The Development Of Agriculture Policies (https://agricore-project.eu/)
- BESTMAP H2020: Behavioural, Ecological And Socio-Economic Tools For Modelling Agricultural Policy (http://bestmap.eu/)
- BATModel H2020: Better Agri-Food Trade Modelling For Policy Analysis. (https://www.batmodel.eu/)
- MATS H2020: Making Agricultural Trade Sustainable (https://sustainable-agri-trade.eu/)
- TRADE4SD H2020: Fostering The Positive Linkages Between Trade And Sustainable Development (https://www.trade4sd.eu/)
- BrightSpace HE: Designing a Roadmap for Effective and Sustainable Strategies for Assessing and Addressing the Challenges of EU Agriculture to Navigate within a Safe and Just Operating Space (https://brightspace-project.eu/)
- LAMASUS HE: Land Management For Sustainability (https://www.lamasus.eu/)