Invitation to seminar - The Future of Agricultural Policy in Europe How can it be modernized and simplified?
Welcome to Europahuset on 20 February 2018
The farmers in the European Union provide food for 500 million consumers. The farmers are furthermore managing landscapes, contributing to a living countryside, helping us tackle the climate challenges and promoting biodiversity. The EU consumers are increasingly demanding sustainable food which is healthy, tasty and affordable. Agriculture thus needs to adapt to higher demands in an ever-changing world. At the same time the fact that 38% of the EU budget is allocated to the agricultural policy is often questioned.
In November 2017 the European Commission published a discussion paper with guidelines for a reformed common agricultural policy. Some of the questions to be answered are the following: How to put our EU budget to best use? How to avoid conflicts of objectives? How to be more cost-effective while meeting our objectives?
Welcome to Europahuset to listen to the discussion between the European Commission and the Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF) about the future of the agricultural policy.
Here you can find the Discussion Paper "The Future of Food and Farming".
11.00-11.45 Registration and a light lunch
11.45-12.05 Introduction by Tom Tynan, special adviser to European Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan
12.05-12.40 Opening comments from Helena Vanga & Carl Johan Linden from DG AGRI
12.40-13.00 Commentary by Åsa Odell, vice president of the Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF)
13.00-13.30 Follow-up questions by moderator & audience questions
Moderator: Lisa Ehde, LRF
Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018
Time: 11.00 – 13.30 (registration and light lunch 11.00–11.45)
Place: Europahuset, Regeringsgatan 65, plan 2, Stockholm
Registering http://europa.eu/!Hq83Kh 16 February 2018
The seminar will be held in English and broadcast here https://www.facebook.com/EUkommissionen
Welcome to join us!