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Table 3 National Support Programme measures: nature, objective, content and beneficiaries

From: EU wine policy in the framework of the CAP: post-2020 challenges

Measures Objective and content Beneficiaries
Structural measures   
 Promotion For expanding the presence in the market, it is granted a support for the implementation of campaigns concerning promotion of EU wines in third countries and information about responsible consumption and UE systems of PDO/GPI in MS Professional organisations, wine producer organisations, associations of wine producer organisations, temporary or permanent associations of two or more producers, interbranch organisations or, where a Member State decides so, bodies governed by public, private companies
 Restructuring and Conversion of vineyards For increasing quality, cost effectiveness and sustainability of grape production, it is granted a support for (a) varietal conversion, (b) relocation of vineyards, (c) replanting for health or phytosanitary reasons, (d) improvements to vineyard management techniques Wine growers (*)
 Investments For increasing the performance and sustainability of wine making and distribution, it is granted a support for tangible and intangible investments in processing facilities, winery infrastructure and marketing structures Wine enterprises (***), wine producer organisations, associations of two or more producers or interbranch organisations
 Innovation in the wine sector For stimulate innovations in a perspective of sustainability, it is granted a support for tangible or intangible investments aimed at the development of new products, processes and technologies Wine enterprises (***), wine producer organisations and temporary or permanent associations of two or more producers. R&D centres may participate in the operation pursued by the beneficiaries. IBO may be associated to the operation
 By-product distillation For ensuring quality of wine, while protecting the environment, it is granted a support for voluntary/obligatory distillation of by-products of wine making Distillers of by-products of wine making
Conjunctional measures  
 Mutual funds For stimulation the adoption of tools against market fluctuations, it is granted a support for the setting up of mutual funds Wine growers (*) or wine producers (**)
 Harvest insurance For safeguarding producers’ incomes in case of natural disasters, adverse biotic/abiotic events, it is granted a support to the subscription of insurance contracts Wine growers (*)
 Green harvesting For preventing market crises and compensating the loss of revenues, it is granted a support in favour of the removal of grapes in immature stage Wine growers (*)
  1. Source: Regulation (UE) 1308/2013 and Delegated Regulation (EU) 1149/2016
  2. *‘Wine grower’ shall mean a natural or legal person, or a group of natural or legal persons, whatever legal status is granted to the group and its members by national law, whose holding is situated within Community territory, as defined in Article 299 of the Treaty, and who farms an area planted with vines (Art. 2 of Regulation (EC) 436/2009)
  3. **Producers of the products referred to in Part II of Annex VII to Regulation (EU) 1308/2013 different from wine growers
  4. ***Wine enterprises producing or marketing the products referred to in Part II of Annex VII of Regulation (EU) 1308/2013