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Consultation on the review of the CAP schemes providing agricultural products to school children

Title

Consultation on the review of the CAP schemes providing agricultural products to school children 

 

Policy field

Agriculture

 

Target groups

All citizens, organisations and public authorities who are concerned by a review of the CAP schemes providing agricultural products to school children are welcome to contribute to this consultation. 

 

Period of consultation

28/01/2013 - 22/04/2013 

 

Objective of the consultation

There are currently two school schemes in the area of agriculture specifically targeting children in schools:

- the European School Milk Scheme (SMS) provides school children with dairy products, while

- the more recent School Fruit Scheme (SFS) co-finances the distribution of fruit and vegetable products.

 

In the school year 2010/2011, the schemes have together benefited more than 25 million children across participating Member States, distributing around 43.000 tons of fruit and vegetables and 300.000 tons of milk and milk products.

 

Recent studies that have become available, in particular the SFS evaluation and the special report of the European Court of Auditors, have identified the need to make further improvements to the school schemes to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. Therefore, it is necessary to explore further possible ways to improve the two schools schemes, in particular the current fragmented approach in providing agricultural products to children, by considering different options, as identified in the consultation paper.

 

It is also necessary to analyse how such type of schemes could help to address some of the emerging challenges the agriculture producers are facing. Namely, the prospects for the demand of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products, and subsequently market opportunities for certain farmers, are under pressure with the shifts in the consumption patterns and general disconnection of consumers from food and agriculture. In order to ensure a long-term demand and market outlet for the EU farmers and reconnect consumers to agriculture, in particular children as future household managers, a broader and more unified policy response targeting children in schools might be required. 

 

In this context, this public consultation aims at:

- informing and allowing interested parties to submit their views on the problem definition, challenges and options proposed

- gathering facts and analytical documents to help the impact assessment. 

 

How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

 

In order to participate in this consultation, you are kindly invited to read the consultation document pdf - 305 KB [305 KB] (summary pdf - 215 KB [215 KB] Deutsch (de)español (es)français (fr)italiano (it)polski (pl)) and the online questionnaire that you need to fill in for answering.

 

Before answering, it is important to read the specific privacy statement pdf - 16 KB [16 KB] Deutsch (de)español (es)français (fr)italiano (it)polski (pl) attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

 

To answer the online questionnaire we recommend that you first type the answers offline and that you later copy-paste them into the relevant field.

 

After you have completed the questionnaire online, you will be invited to press the "Submit" button. The questionnaire will not be submitted until you press this button.

 

Alternatively you can answer the questionnaire offline msw8 - 226 KB [226 KB] and send your contribution to agri-hort-schoolfruit@ec.europa.eu

 

Received contributions will be published on this website, unless specifically requested not to do so. It is important to read the specific privacy statement pdf - 16 KB [16 KB] Deutsch (de)español (es)français (fr)italiano (it)polski (pl) attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

 

In the interests of transparency, organisations are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission will be published separately from the registered organisations.

 

View the consultation document

Consultation document pdf - 305 KB [305 KB]

Summary pdf - 215 KB [215 KB] Deutsch (de)español (es)français (fr)italiano (it)polski (pl) 

 

View the questionnaire

On-line questionnaire 

 

Contact details

Responsible service:

European Commission
Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
Unit C.2 - Olive oil, Horticultural products

E-mail: agri-hort-schoolfruit@ec.europa.eu

Postal address: Rue de la Loi 130, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium

 

Number of responses received to this consultation

347

 

View the contributions

 

Results of consultation and next steps

The Impact Assessment will take into account the contributions to the consultation. Relevant elements will be integrated in the Impact Assessment report and a chapter will be dedicated to the consultation process, its main results and participants.

 

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement pdf - 16 KB [16 KB] Deutsch (de)español (es)français (fr)italiano (it)polski (pl)