A Concept for the Evaluation of the Austrian CAP-Strategic Plan 2023-2027

In 2023, an overhauled Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is introduced in the EU. Member States (MS) are given more discretion than before. They had to develop CAP-Strategic Plans for the period 2023-2027. How well these plans are working needs to be evaluated twice by 2031. Planned evaluation activities must be described in an evaluation plan which is based on an evaluation concept comprising evaluation topics and questions, evaluation studies and their timing and data requirements. This concept was developed through a large collaborative effort and respects legal requirements and good evaluation practice.