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Legislative proposal for a new CAP school scheme

The European Commission's proposal aims at bringing together two currently separate school schemes, the School Fruit Scheme and the School Milk Scheme, under a joint framework in order to improve their effectiveness, make them more efficient, streamline administrative requirements and reduce organisational burden.

On 30 January 2014 the Commission presented a legislative proposal for the reform of the existing schools schemes with a view to:

  • enabling these schemes to play an effective role in reversing the ongoing decline in the consumption of fruit, vegetables and dairy products and in reducing obesity among children;
  • strengthening links between schoolchildren and farming, farmers and the various types of food they produce;
  • focusing these schemes on boosting the consumption of selected produce in the long term and instilling healthy eating habits through education;
  • making them more efficient, through better targeting for maximum impact and more cost-effective distribution.


The legislative proposal is accompanied by an impact assessment that evaluates alternative scenarios for the evolution of the policy on the basis of extensive quantitative and qualitative analysis.

 

>> Read the legislative proposal pdf - 84 KB [84 KB] български (bg)čeština (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti keel (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)hrvatski (hr)italiano (it)latviešu valoda (lv)lietuvių kalba (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

>> Read the Impact Assessment report:  Part 1 pdf - 854 KB [854 KB] - Part 2 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] - Part 3 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] - Executive summary pdf - 75 KB [75 KB] български (bg)čeština (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti keel (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)hrvatski (hr)italiano (it)latviešu valoda (lv)lietuvių kalba (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

>> Read the citizens' summary pdf - 80 KB [80 KB] български (bg)čeština (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti keel (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)hrvatski (hr)italiano (it)latviešu valoda (lv)lietuvių kalba (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

>> Read the press release

>> Read the background memo

>> Watch Commissioner Cioloş' press conference

>> Watch the video of Commissioner Cioloş' school visit

 

Key points of the reform proposal

  • A joint legal and financial framework will be set up, focusing EU support on the distribution of fresh fruit (including bananas) and vegetables, and drinking milk.
  • Distribution will be backed up by educational measures to improve pupils' awareness of farming, the variety of farm produce available, healthy eating habits and environmental issues.
  • Funding rules will be changed, enabling the schemes to maximise their impact within a set budget.
  • Implementation rules and requirements will be simplified.

 

What happens next?

Following a debate in the European Parliament and the Council and the approval of the legal and financial framework the reformed school scheme will probably take effect in 2016.
 

 

 

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