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BrightSpace discussed at EAAE 2023 Pre-Congress Workshop: Towards new baseline scenarios in ex-ante modelling of land-use and -management

The Brightspace and LAMASUS Horizon Europe Projects were discussed on 29 August 2023 at a pre-congress session of the XVII EAAE Congress in Rennes, France.

The background of the workshop is that the Common Agricultural Policy design traditionally relies on forward-looking projections by partial and general equilibrium economic models, such as CAPRI or MAGNET. A key starting point for these assessments is the baseline scenario, where in turn the annual EU Agricultural Outlook is considered as the reference for medium-term foresight. Since policy impact assessments typically include multiple models, also because of the increasing scope of the Common Agricultural Policy goals, the challenge is also to align the baselines across the participating models themselves.

The workshop presented ongoing efforts in two Horizon Europe projects: LAMASUS and BrightSpace to develop a consistent medium-term baseline across economic models (CAPRI, CLUMondo, FARM-DYN, GLOBIOM, IMAGE, MAGNET), and challenges were discussed related among others to the new CAP implementation model through the National Strategic Plans.

Speakers included:

  • Petr Havlík, IIASA;
  • Ignacio Perez-Dominguez, JRC;
  • Tassos Haniotis;
  • Jonathan Doelman, PBL
  • Hans van Meijl, Wageningen University Research;
  • Alexander Gocht, Thünen Institut
  • Peter Verburg, Virje University Amsterdam;
  • Peter Witzke, Eurocare;
  • Marc Müller, Wageningen University Research;
  • Tamás Krisztin, IIASA
  • Ronny Lauerwald, University of Paris-Saclay;
  • Raja Chakir, INRAE

More information about the pre-congress workshops:

Agri-food systems in a changing world: IIASA at the EAAE congress

EAAE Congress Rennes (France) – Pre-congress workshops (


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