Agriculture and rural development

Conference "The CAP towards 2020 – taking stock with civil society" (Brussels, 13/07/2012)

Conference "The CAP towards 2020 – taking stock with civil society" (Brussels, 13/07/2012)

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Conference "The CAP towards 2020 – taking stock with civil society" (Brussels, 13/07/2012)

This event was organised by the European Commission as a follow-up to the broad consultation on the challenges faced by European agriculture and the need for policy intervention, which took place in July 2010, on the initiative of Dacian Cioloş, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.

The conference provided a forum for civil society to debate and discuss the CAP reform proposals for post-2013 which were adopted by the Commission on 12 October 2011, and the degree to which the proposals contribute to meeting the challenges identified during the public debate launched in 2010.

 

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 Proceedings

Opening 

 

 Plenary 

  • Presentation by David Baldock, Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy

 

 Workshop 1: CAP and food security 

  • "Food security and the CAP" by Tassos Haniotis, Director for Economic Analysis, Perspectives and Evaluation, European Commission, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Presentation by Susanne Langguth, Chair of the agricultural policy group of the EU food industry organisation, FoodDrinkEurope

Workshop 2: CAP and natural resources  

  • Presentation by Rainer Oppermann Institute for Agroecology and Biodiversity (IFAB), Germany
  • Summary of workshop 2 by Peter Nowicki, Senior Researcher, LEI-WUR (Agricultural Economics Research Institute), The Hague, Netherlands 

Workshop 3: CAP and balanced territorial development 

  • Summary of workshop 3 by Adrian Neal, Team Leader, Contact Point of the European Network for Rural Development

 

Summary document of the Workshops drawn up by the rapporteurs  (This text represents solely the views of its authors and cannot in any circumstances be regarded as the official position of the Commission)

  

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