CAP - Fit for the future of farming?
Science-Policy Dialogue hosted by BirdLife Europe, EEB and NABU

Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 09:30 – 17:00
Place: Brussels (venue TBC)

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch” is an old saying. And it really applies to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which currently makes up the largest part, almost 40%, of the EU budget. Post Brexit we can expect significant cuts to the EU’s financial framework. At the same time, new demands for EU spending are knocking loudly on the door. All seem to agree: The next EU budget has to be a “budget of results” – with the CAP inevitably coming under heavy pressure. So the questions to be asked are: Does the CAP still deliver on its own goals? Is the CAP an efficient investment by taxpayers, what are its real costs and its real benefits? Is it coherent with, in other words does it support, the global sustainability goals (SDGs) proudly signed by European leaders for 2030?

At our workshop you will get answers to these and other questions on the CAP, from the brand new results of an unprecedented “Fitness Check” of the CAP, carried out by a respected team of experts in agro-economy, ecology and sociology following the European Commission’s own “better regulation” methodology. The event will also include the first Brussels presentation of the German TEEB study on the economics of ecosystem services and biodiversity, funded by the German Federal Environment Ministry, focusing on the results of the sub-study for rural areas. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to discuss with experts, policy makers and stakeholders: How can we make EU agriculture policy fit for the future? What needs to change to ensure long term value for taxpayers’ money?

Please save Tuesday, 21 November 2017 in your agenda. If you want to receive further information about the event by e-mail, you can pre-register below. Agenda and further information will follow in October.

This workshop is part of a project of NABU (BirdLife Partner in Germany) funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).
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