Closing the gap on the CAP: young citizens and young farmers discuss the future of farming3:00 PM » 5:30 PM
The first kick off event took place at Rode de Hoed in Amsterdam.
More about this Event:
The objectives of this public debate are to:
For this public debate, we are looking for strong
recommendations and action points to be taken into consideration by different
stakeholders, which can contribute in strengthening the engagement of youth in farming.
14.30: Room open for participants
15.00: Welcome and introduction by Arie van den Brand, president of the Groupe de Bruges and moderator of the meeting
15.05: Short presentation of the "Can EU CAP it?” project by Bart Soldaat, project manager
15.15: Lucas van Dessel, vice-chair of Groene Kring, the Flemish young farmers organisation: the future of farming needs young farmers
15.30: Ms Sharon Dijksma, Deputy Minister for Agriculture: vision of the Dutch government on the future of farming in the context of the new CAP (confirmed)
Joris Lohman, chairman of the Slow Food Youth Network: the future of
farming needs concerned citizens (confirmed)
16.00: Discussion with panel of speakers. Possibility for online participants to pose questions through Twitter using #canEUCAPit hastag.
16.20: Official launch of the project by Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Miss Sharon Dijksma.
16.30: Launch of the CAP game: "Can EU CAP it?”
16.45: In the spotlight:presentations of two examples of initiatives by young farmers and by young urbanites concerning food production and food consumption
17.30: Announcement of the winner of the local CAP game competition, Closure of meeting
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