New exploratory study assesses EU Added Value of the CAP

A recently published exploratory study by the Bertelsmann Stiftung Foundation looks at the European Added Value (EAV) of EU spending. It first sets out to clarify the concept of European Added Value as a much, but often incorrectly, used concept in EU jargon. Second, it uses three case studies to explore the concept in more detail. The first case study takes the example of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and investigates the extent to which EAV has been achieved. The findings indicate that the CAP may be ‘capping’ agricultural spending in Member States in contrast to what they might otherwise spend under their hypothetical national agricultural policies. The degree to which this is evidence of EAV is nonetheless questioned.

Please find the report here.


02 Aug 2013