How Do I Use This Site?
CAP2020 allows you to keep up to date with the latest developments regarding the reform of the CAP and to participate in a stimulating debate on the key issues shaping the reform agenda. It provides the opportunity to do this through the following:
- Have Your Say!
- IEEP Policy Briefing
- Policy Diary
- Member State Reform Profiles
- Library and Links
PLEASE NOTE: THIS SITE IS BEST VIEWED USING THE MOZILLA FIREFOX BROWSER.
The content of the website is driven by the CAP2020 userbase. You are encouraged to submit short, thoughtful, policy-relevant articles for publication on the website. There are six core themes to help channel the debate:
You can of course submit an article on any relevant subject not covered by the above broad categories and we will find a way to accommodate it.
Topical issues and events that are shaping the debate on the future of the CAP are highlighted. Short articles on the following are included:
- Summaries of speeches and statements made by political actors involved in CAP reform and related topics, notably the Budget Review and the environmental, trade and development aspects of the reform debate.
- Updates on relevant legislative developments such as the CAP Health Check and EU Cohesion policy.
- Summaries of relevant research, think pieces and Vision statements published by think tanks, independent research organisations, civil society organisations, government departments and the European Commission.
- Announcements and summaries of selected events (conferences, seminars etc).
The Policy Briefing, published each month and written by the Institute for European Environmental Policy, provides authoritative analysis on the latest policy developments. It provides readers with a strategic interpretation of the direction of debate.
The Policy Diary shows when and where events linked to the CAP reform debate are taking place. The relevance of each event to the reform debate is briefly explained.
The Diary shows :
- Key dates in the development of the CAP Health Check, the EU Budget Review and the longer term CAP reform pathway.
- Meetings of the Council of Ministers (the Agriculture Council, and others, as relevant) and Informal Councils.
- Meetings of European Parliament Committees (the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, and others as appropriate).
- Workshops, seminars, conferences and other events related to the debate both at the EU and Member State level.
How to take part: You can add an event to the Policy Diary by clicking on the link above the Diary. You should sent the following details: title; location (city, country); start date/time; end date/time; a short description of the event; and, the address of a relevant webpage.
This section provides an analysis of the positions Member States are adopting both within the context of the 2008 Health Check and with respect to reform in the longer term. Informed analysis is provided direct from national capitals by our network of Member State commentators, who update the Profile as positions shift or become clearer.
How to take part: You can help to develop the Member State Reform Profiles by asking questions and submitting new information through the comments box at the end of each Profile. The authors will endeavour to update the Profile as new information comes to light.
The library provides a platform for disseminating relevant research, analysis, think pieces and Vision documents on the CAP, the EU Budget Review and related issues. It is a depository for thinking on the future of European agricultural policy.
How to take part: If you would like to add a document to the library or link your website to CAP2020, please send us the details using the contribution form. Comments can also be left on any item included in the library.
Email Updates, Article Forwarding and RSS Feeds
You can subscribe to receive a monthly update (use the subscribe tool on the homepage). You can also inform your contacts and colleagues about any article published on CAP2020 by using the 'Forward this Page' feature. You can also stay up to date with new content by subscribing to the RSS feed service.
We will not use your email address for any other purpose and you can unsubscribe from the email update service at any time.
If you would like to submit anything that is not obviously provided for by any of the above, please let us know.