Developing the European Innovation Partnerships

European Innovation Partnership, EIP brought new tools for rural economy. The aim of EIP was to develop grass-root level ideas into agricultural innovations. It brought practical needs and research results nearer to each other. MDI organized two workshops for rural developers about the contents and steps of European Innovation Partnerships. EIP is further developed during 2014 including opening the theme application. The EIP groups began in 2015 focusing on farmers and other actors forming a group around a specific practical question. Experimenting, piloting and testing were central principles of operation.