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Social dialogue in this sector covers:
- policy developments affecting the food and drink sector in Europe
- competitiveness and sustainable employment.
In Europe, the food and drinks industry employs around 4.2 million people and includes over 300,000 businesses. The annual turnover is more than €950 billion.
A major challenge to the sector is the need to increase the attractiveness of the European agro-food industry. This will require the development of a new skills and qualifications framework.
The Committee is currently focusing on:
- competitiveness and sustainable employment (employability and ageing workforces)
- common agriculture policy
- food taxes
Activities and meetings
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