Operational Groups are groups of people who work together in an innovation project funded by Rural Development Programmes. Operational Groups are the EIP-AGRI’s main tool for turning innovative ideas into real solutions for the field. Despite some delays at the beginning of the programming period, this new tool starts now to be implemented in the different Member States. More than 3 200 Operational Groups are currently planned for the period 2014-2020.
The new EIP-AGRI brochure on Operational Groups gives an update on the information and support that is available (for instance: how to develop a new Operational Group?), with examples from Operational Groups projects that have already started. You can find the brochure here.2 November 2016