The Common Agricultural Policy post-2027

Scope and objectives

On 6 November 2023, the EESC will host a public hearing in the context of its ongoing opinion on 'Promoting autonomous and sustainable food production: strategies for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post-2027' requested by the upcoming Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

The hearing aims to gather the views of civil society representatives (farmers organisations and other stakeholders, with a particular focus on youth organisations) on the future of the CAP. Interventions from the European Commission (DG AGRI) and the Belgian presidency of the Council are also foreseen.

The invited speakers and participants will discuss:

  • The future of the Common Agricultural Policy in the context of the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development
  • Farmers’ views on how to promote autonomous and sustainable food production in the EU through the post-2027 CAP
  • Stakeholders’ views on the key policies to achieve sustainable food production and thriving rural areas in the EU 

Join us for the debate! Please register before 30 October. The event will be webstreamed on the EESC's dedicated webpage and interpreted into EN; FR; DE. Save the date in your agenda and engage in the debate using Slido, with the code #CAPpost27.

Context

The current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) entered into force in 2023, paving the way for a fairer, greener and more performance-based CAP. This policy was drawn up before the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, and the economic and energy crisis which worsened at the end of 2021. There is also growing scientific evidence on how food systems are affected by climate change, but are also contributing to it

It is expected that a legislative proposal for the CAP post-2027 will be tabled during the mandate of the next European Commission in the course of 2025, with preparatory discussions starting already in 2024. Therefore, the Belgian presidency of the Council of the EU asked the EESC to provide an exploratory opinion on strategies for the post-2027 CAP. 
 

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Data Protection Notice_The Common Agricultural Policy post-2027, 06-11-2023