Programme

10:00 - 10:15 | Opening remarks

  • Mrs Nicoletta Merlo, Study Group Member for the EESC exploratory opinion on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2027  
  • Mr. Lins Heivers, Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU

10:15 - 10:50 | The future of the Common Agricultural Policy in the context of the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development

Moderated by Mrs Nicoletta Merlo, Study Group Member for the EESC exploratory opinion on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2027

  • Mr. Ramon I. Sumoy, Deputy HoU A1, DG AGRI, European Commission - Experience with the national strategic plans and lessons learned for the future of the EU's farming sector
  • Mr. Kazuki Kitaoka, Global Coordinator, World Food Forum - Agrifood systems transformation to accelerate climate action and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (tbc)

Q&A

10:50 - 11:30 | Panel 1 - Farmers’ views on how to promote autonomous and sustainable food production in the EU through the post-2027 Common Agricultural Policy

Moderated by Mr. Arnold Puech d'Alissac, Study Group Member for the EESC exploratory opinion on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2027

Q&A

11:30 - 12:20 | Panel 2 - Stakeholders’ views on the key policies to achieve sustainable food production and thriving rural areas in the EU

Moderated by Mr. Lutz Ribbe, Study Group Member for the EESC exploratory opinion on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2027

  • Mrs Giulia Riedo, Sustainable Farming Policy Officer, World Wildlife Fund - WWF’s vision for the future of the CAP
  • Mr. Ivan Ivanov, Political Secretary Agriculture sector, European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
  • Mr. Spyros Papadatos, Secretary General, Rural Youth Europe
  • Mr. Phillip Brändle, agricultural Policy officer, Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft e.V., coordinator of the Verbaende-platform on the CAP and active member of an alliance of agricultural youth associations

Q&A

12:20 - 12:50 | General debate

Moderated by Mr. Florian Marin, President of the Study Group Member for the EESC exploratory opinion on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2027

12:45 - 13:00 | Closing remarks 

by Mr Stoyan Tchoukanov, rapporteur for the EESC exploratory opinion on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2027