The EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been a core element of European integration since its origins - but at the same time, it has also been one of the most disputed policies.

Ensuring food security and fair distribution not just in the EU but globally, protecting nature, promoting healthy food and preserving traditional ways of food production while maintaining and modernising a competitive agricultural sector - and all that, ideally, at a 'reasonable' price for the EU budget.

These are only a few of the challenges facing EU policy makers in trying to shape the CAP of the future. All of these – often conflicting - aims will have to be reconciled and taken forward at local and regional level.
 

 
 
Programme
 
Venue:

Committee of the Regions
Rue Belliard 101, 1040 Brussels
Room JDE 63
 

Interpretation:

English and French

12:15 Registration (ground floor)
   
12:30 Walking lunch buffet (6th floor)
   
13:00-14.30

Debates (room 63, 6th floor)

Speakers:

  • René Souchon
    President of the Auvergne Regional Council (France) and CoR rapporteur on the Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and rural development post-2013
     
  • Nella Mikkola
    Policy Advisor at Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations (COPA)

Moderator:

  • Mark ROGERSON, Director, Consilia Ltd
 
 
 
Lunch-Time Debates on Sustainable Europe

The PES Group in the Committee of the Regions and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) are organising a series of lunch debates with an invited audience in Brussels, bringing together political experience and outside expertise to challenge existing perceptions and open up to new ideas.

The PES Group + FEPS lunch-time debates  will discuss this and other topical issues with an invited audience in Brussels, bringing together political experience and outside expertise to challenge existing perceptions and open up to new ideas.

 

 
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