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ATTRACTISS – AcTivate and TRigger ACTors to deepen the function of Innovation Support Services – is a 6-year Horizon Europe funded project, which aims to improve & embed competencies, approaches, instruments & governance models for Member States (MS) AKIS and specifically for Innovation Support Services (ISS) as a crucial AKIS actor. The ISS enables the acceleration of individual grassroots innovative ideas to come to fruition & generate solutions for the transition process to a more sustainable agriculture & forestry sector.

With a consortium of 17 partners representing 13 European countries, ATTRACTISS intends to set up an EU wide network for ISSs that allows to connect, develop a common understanding, vision and capacities about their roles & functions within the AKIS. This will ultimately lead to the development of an ecosystem in favour of Multi-Actor Approaches (MAA) & innovative projects, building upon and giving continuity to previous initiatives to focus on ISSs, boost best practices and broaden the network. This methodology will also enable institutional dialogue among ISSs & Managing Authorities that will lead to targeted CAP interventions for the integration of ISS within the AKIS.