The Seminar on the web:
23 June 2010, Interviewof Alexandre Gohin by Toute l’Europe.eu “Le débat sur la PAC sera focalisé sur le budget”
Article on the Spanish Ministery of Agriculture: « Elena Espinosa defiende que la agricultura y la alimentación son básicas en el nuevo modelo de economía sostenible de la Estrategia Europa 2020 »
Word from the organisers:
Gustavo Suà¡rez Pertierra, Chairman, Real Instituto Elcano
- Sofia Fernandes, Head of Europe 2020 research project, Notre Europe
Introductive Speech by M. Gustavo Suà¡rez Pertierra, Director, Institut Royal Elcano
Opening Speech by Mrs. Elena Espinosa Mangana, Ministra de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino (ES)
Panel 1. Developing an economy based on knowledge and innovation: CAP’s contribution to a smart growth.
Moderated by Andras Vertes, Head of economic research institute GKI (HUN)
Prof. Raoul Bino, Managing Director of the Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group of Wageningen UR (NL)
Pr. Elias Fereres, Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible (ES)
Antonio di Giulio, Head of Unit, Food, Health and Well-Being, DG Research of the European Commission
Panel 2. Promoting a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy: CAP’s contribution to a sustainable growth.
Moderated by Nadège Chambon, Head of CAP 2013 research project, Notre Europe
Tamsin Cooper, Joint Head of Agriculture and Rural Development Programme, Institute for European Environmental Policy (GB)
- Gonzalo Fanjul Suà¡rez, Senior Strategic Advisor at Intermòn Oxfam (ES)
- Jean-François Gleizes, President of Passion Céréales (FR)
Panel 3. Fostering a high-employment economy delivering social and territorial cohesion: CAP’s contribution to an inclusive growth.
Moderated by Charles Powell, Research Director, Real Instituto Elcano
Emmanuel Costes, Herder, Chairman of the group and Interbev Sheep-Goats COPA-COGECA
- Alexandre Gohin, Economist, INRA (FR))
- Jaime Lillo, Deputy Director General for Agro-food Policies, Rural Development and Water (ES)
Conclusions: Emphasize CAP’s contribution to the EU 2020 Strategy
Federico Steinberg, Senior Analyst, Real Instituto Elcano
Sofia Fernandes, Head of Europe 2020 research project, Notre Europe
Agriculture constitutes an integral part of the European economy, affirmed the signatory states in the Declaration of Stresa in 1958. Yet fifty years later, the Common Agricultural Policy -the most integrated policy of the EU – does not clearly appear in the Union’s agenda to reach a sustainable growth from an environmental and social point of view.
The absence of the CAP in the Commission’s communication on the Europe 2020 Strategy has reopened the debate about the general contribution of agriculture and rural areas to the objectives of the EU. The Spring European Council highlighted the importance of CAP’s contribution to the new strategy, given the potential of growth and of jobs in rural areas. On the 1st of June 2010 in Merida, the Spanish presidency submitted to the Ministers of Agriculture, gathered in an informal meeting, a working paperexplaining CAP’s contribution to the aforementioned strategy.
Sharing the objective of participating in the reflection on CAP’s contribution to the Europe 2020 Strategy, Notre Europe and the Real Instituto Elcano jointly organised an experts seminar in Madrid on the 24th of June. The aim of this seminar is twofold: on the one hand, to analyse farming’s contribution to the new EU priorities and challenges; on the other hand, to propose ideas to reform this so-called “old” European policy, in order to reinforce.