Something rotten in the CAP ?

This new lunch-debate on Sustainable EUrope, co-organised with thePES Group in the Committee of the […]


This new lunch-debate on Sustainable EUrope, co-organised with thePES Group in the Committee of the Regions will focus on “The future of Europe’sagricultural policy”.


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)


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.


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


English and French


12:15 : Registration (ground floor)
12:30 : Walking lunch buffet (6th floor)
13:00-14.30 Debates (room 63, 6th floor)

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