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Land grabbing / Large-scale land acquisitions in Europe

Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium


The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is currently preparing an own-initiative opinion on land grabbing in the EU and its implications on family farming. One of the objectives is to present relevant civil society proposals to address the consequences of large-scale land investments in the EU.

The EESC will hold a public hearing on this topic on Tuesday 4 November from 9h30 to 13h00 (Brussels, EESC, JDE building, Rue Belliard 99, room JDE51).

The purpose of the hearing is to take stock of this phenomenon in the EU, to discuss the impacts of this process on family/smallholder farming, employment in rural areas, access to land for young people and environmental resources, as well as to gather views from civil society and relevant stakeholders.

The opinion and the hearing will also contribute to the ongoing discussions in the context of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).

Interpretation will be available to and from English, French, German, Estonian and Hungarian.


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