A summary of the debate is now available.
The post-2020 EU farm policy must be smarter, simpler, fairer and more sustainable, but also well financed and truly common to continue deliver food security in the EU.
EFSA has selected over 170 top scientific experts to take up the baton of the Authority’s scientific panels in July. These experts play a leading role in providing independent scientific advice to protect EU consumers, animals and the environment.
Since 2016, The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has been undertaking a collaborative process of research and reflection to identify what tools would be required to deliver sustainable food systems in Europe. The ‘Common Food Policy’ vision that emerges will offer a comprehensive and holistic plan for the EU as it considers reforming the Common Agricultural Policy and other policy frameworks.The EU Food and Farming Forum will be a historic event whereby key food system actors from across Europe will come together to co-construct a set of policy proposals addressed to the EU for a comprehensive ‘Common Food Policy’. Taking place symbolically one year before the 2019 EU elections, the Forum will yield concrete proposals to be taken up by political parties, campaign groups and ultimately by the EU institutions.