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"Health Check" of the Common Agricultural Policy

Stakeholder consultation

On 20 November the Commission adopted the Communication on the CAP Health Check. This Communication examines the possibility of further policy adjustments to take account of market and other developments. It focuses in particular on the Single Payment Scheme, market support instruments and new challenges. The Communication is designed to kick off a wide-ranging six-month consultation before  the Commission will return with legislative proposals next spring.

After the general stakeholders' conference on 6 December 2007 which dealt with all the topics covered by  the Health Check, the Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural development organised, as a further step in the broad stakeholder consultation on the Communication, a special conference on the future of the dairy sector.

This conference took place in Brussels on 11 January 2008 and brought together, on the Commission's invitation, experts representing the various social and economic interests (producers and cooperatives, trade, industry, workers, consumers, environmentalists, animal welfare interests as well as Members of the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the Court of Auditors).

Programme of the conference [pdf]

Commission presentations:

  • Milk market outlook (Commission) [pdf]
  • Economic analysis of the effects of the expiry of the EU milk quota system (Commission) [pdf]

Stakeholder contributions:

  • Propos des producteurs et coopératives européens (COPA-COGECA) [pdf fr]
  • Position Paper on the future of milk production in Europe (CEJA) [pdf]
  • Position on the future dairy policy within the CAP Health Check (EDA) [pdf]
  • Position on dairy policy in the context of the CAP Health Check review (EUCOLAIT) [pdf]
  • Response to the CAP Health Check Questionnaire – questions on dairy quotas (CAOBISCO) [pdf]

The conference was web-streamed, so everybody had the opportunity to watch it live on their computers.

The recording of the conference is available here:

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  • 2nd session deenfr
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Stakeholder conference on the future of the dairy sector, Brussels, 11/01/2008      Stakeholder conference on the future of the dairy sector, Brussels, 11/01/2008

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As part of the broad stakeholder consultation on the Communication, the Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development organised a conference which dealt with all the topics covered by the Health Check and which took place in Brussels on 6 December 2007.

The conference brought together, on the Commission's invitation, experts representing the various social and economic interests (producers and cooperatives, trade, industry, workers, consumers, environmentalists, animal welfare interests as well as Members of the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the Court of Auditors).

Programme of the conference [pdf]

The conference was web-streamed, so everybody had the opportunity to watch it live on their computers.

The recording of the conference is available here:

  • 1st session deenfr
  • 2nd session deenfr
  • 3rd session deenfr
  • 4th sessiondeenfr
  • 5th session deenfr

Opening speech by Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel: "A few things you need to know about the CAP Health Check"

Slide show: "Preparing for the 'Health check' of the CAP reform" [pdf]

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The following questionnaire aimed at identifying an extensive, but not exclusive list of issues relevant to the "Health Check".

Stakeholders' questionnaire [pdf]

Stakeholders were invited to send us their contributions by 15 January 2008. The contributions received were taken into account in the Impact Assessment Report.

Below you find the contributions submitted by stakeholder organisations in their original language:

  • AAF (European Starch Industry Association) [pdf]
  • Aberdeenshire Council [pdf] [pdf]
  • AGORA – Working Group for Sustainable Development [pdf]
  • Asociación Agraria Jóvenes Agricultores [pdf]
  • Asoprovac (Asociación Española de Productores de Vacuno de Carne) [pdf] [pdf]
  • Austrian Chamber of Commerce [pdf]
  • BirdLife International [pdf]
  • Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) [pdf]
  • CAOBISCO [pdf]
  • CEEweb [pdf]
  • CELCAA [pdf]
  • Coalition Clean Baltic [pdf]
  • COCEREAL [pdf]
  • Committee of the European Starch Potato Producers' Unions [pdf]
  • Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations in the EU (COPA-COGECA) [pdf]
  • Compassion in World Farming [pdf]
  • CONFAGRICOLTURA [pdf]
  • Confederation of the food and drink industries of the EU [pdf]
  • Conseil Européen des Jeunes Agriculteurs [pdf]
  • Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Agricultores y Ganaderos [pdf]
  • Country Land and Business Association - UK [pdf]
     
  • Dairy UK [pdf]
  • Danish Agriculture Council [pdf]
  • Deutsche Raiffeisenverband e.V. (DRV) [pdf]
  • Deutsche Städte und Gemeindebund [pdf]
     
  • East Scotland Consortium [pdf]
  • Eurogroup for Animals [pdf]
  • Euromontana [pdf]
  • European Environmental Bureau (EEB) [pdf]
  • European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism [pdf]
  • European Initiative for Sustainable Development in Agriculture (EISA) [pdf]
  • European Landowners Organisation [pdf]
     
  • 4D [pdf]
  • Farmers' Union of Wales [pdf]
  • Federation Européenne des fabricants d'aliments composés [pdf]
  • Federation of Swedish Farmers [pdf]
  • Federation Nationale des Chasseurs de France [pdf]
  • Food and Drink Federation - UK [pdf]
     
  • (GAM) European Flour Milling Association  [pdf]
  • Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust [pdf]
  • GRET [pdf]
  • Bundestagsfraktion von Bündnis 90/Die Grünen [pdf]
     
  • Irish Dairy Industries Association [pdf]
  • IPO, Dutch Provincial Cooperation [pdf]
     
  • Lancashire County Council, UK [pdf]
  • Land Use Policy Group [pdf]
     
  • MTK Finland [pdf]
     
  • National Sheep Association - Northern Ireland [pdf]
  • NIAPA [pdf]
  • Northern Ireland Link [pdf]
     
  • ÖBV-Via Campesina Austria [pdf]
     
  • Planta Europa [pdf]
  • Plantlife International [pdf]
  • Purple - Peri Urban Regions Platform [pdf]
     
  • Regio Ranstard [pdf]
  • Reseau Agriculture Durable [pdf]
  • Research group in Agroecology, Department of Applied Biology, University of Helsinki [pdf]
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [pdf]
  • RSPB Northern Ireland [pdf]
     
  • Scottish Environment Link [pdf]
  • Scottish Rural Property and Business Association [pdf]
     
  • The Danish Society for Nature Conservation [pdf]
  • The Highland Council [pdf]
  • The National Trust [pdf]
  • The Tenant Farmers Association of Scotland Limited [pdf]
     
  • Ulster Farmers' Union [pdf]
  • Unistock [pdf]
  • UPA [pdf]
  • Ulster Wildlife Trust [pdf]
     
  • Wildlife and Countryside [pdf]
  • Woodland Trust [pdf]
  • WWF France [pdf]
  • WWF Northern Ireland [pdf]
  • WWF Spain [pdf]
  • WWF Sweden [pdf]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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