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The Future of Food and Farming

Open to AG-Press members | Priority given to young journalists | Travel and accommodation arranged

Ag-Press journalists have the opportunity to participate in a seminar in Brussels on 6-7 June focusing on the Commission’s proposal for a new CAP.

The European Commission has proposed a new seven-year budget for the Common Agricultural Policy of €365bn, some 5% lower than the current period. Yet the level of ambition for the policy remains high: farmers have an increasingly vital role to play in defending biodiversity, tackling climate change and protecting the environment, in addition to their traditional one of ensuring Europe’s food security. To meet these challenges in an era of budget cuts, the Commission claims the next CAP is “smarter, simpler and more effective”.

New legal proposals for the CAP post -2020 will be adopted at the end of May. The seminar is a chance to debate with the European Commission officials who drafted them, as well as to join a Q&A session with Commissioner Phil Hogan.

The European Commission will cover the costs of travel, accommodation, and dinner for 15 journalists from Member States. The event will be also open to local-based journalists who would not require travel and accommodation.

Preference is given to AG-Press members who would shortly release or broadcast a piece on the European Commission’s proposal, who have not recently participated in a previous Ag-Press event, who will be able to assist to the full event, or young journalists (35 years or under).

You can sign up via our platform or by sending an email to AGRI-MEDIA@ec.europa.eu by 14 May at the latest to ensure your participation.

The seminar envisages the arrival in the morning of 6 and the departure in the afternoon of 7 June. The detailed programme will be published shortly.

A call open to AG-Press members only!