Agriculture and rural development

Stakeholder consultation

Stakeholder consultation

Health Check
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

Commission presentations:

Stakeholder contributions:

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 [173 B] Deutsch (de) English (en) français (fr)
  • 2nd session [173 B] Deutsch (de) English (en) français (fr)
  • 3rd session [173 B] Deutsch (de) English (en) français (fr)
  • 4th session [173 B] Deutsch (de) English (en) français (fr)
  • 5th session [173 B] Deutsch (de) English (en) français (fr)

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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

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 [173 B] Deutsch (de) English (en) français (fr)
  • 2nd session [173 B] Deutsch (de) English (en) français (fr)
  • 3rd session [173 B] Deutsch (de) English (en) français (fr)
  • 4th session [173 B] Deutsch (de) English (en) français (fr)
  • 5th session [173 B] Deutsch (de) English (en) français (fr)

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"

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

Stakeholders' questionnaire

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: