20th of November 2009: The Conference ” The Future of the Common Agricultural Policy-Opportunities and challenges for Romania”
The EU project “Further support to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forests and Rural Development to strengthen the agricultural policy adaptation” together with the Romanian Center for European Policies and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands organized the conference Future of the Common Agricultural Policy – opportunities and challenges for Romania that took place on 20 November 2009 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Bucharest.
Involving a large number of stakeholders, the conference aimed to bring into debate the future of the Common Agricultural Policy and to analyse the challenges of CAP for Romania. During the event CRPE presented and discussed its latest report on the CAP.
For more details please see the presentations made during the conference (.pdf documents):
- Romania’s agricultural policy, a national strategic approach with long-term objectives – Daniela Girca, expert agricultural policies
- Institutional Challenges due to the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy in the Romanian administration – Rüdiger Heining, Resident Twinning Adviser (RTA), Romanian Ministry of Agriculture, Forests and Rural Development
- Elements for a Romanian position regarding CAP reform as suggested by the CRPE report “A country and two agricultures”, Lucian Luca, AEI researcher, CRPE affiliated expert
- CAP after 2013. View of old member statesDr. Theodor Weber, Director, Department for Agricultural Policies, Bavarian Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Forestry
September 2009: CRPE participated at ONGFest, a national NGO fair organized by the Civil Society Development Foundation (FDSC)
Mircea Geoană, member of the Romanian Social Democratic Party visiting CRPE’s stand
September 2009 – CRPE participated at ONGFest, a national NGO fair organized by the Civil Society Development Foundation (FDSC).
MEP candidates, journalists and political analysts participated in the electoral debate: “What to expect from the future MEPs?” The conference was organized by the Romanian Center for European Policies in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Foundation and EurActiv.ro.
The guests included: Adriana Ticau (PSD), Victor Bostinaru (PSD), Traian Ungureanu (PDL), Cristian Preda (PDL), Magor Csibi (PNL), Sabin Cutas (PSD) and Andreea Vass (PDL).
The event aimed to debate relevant issues for the future MEPs. CRPE has asked the candidates to fill in a questionnaire concerning their priorities for the 5 years to come. Candidates were asked to draft their political agenda.
Download from here the report made by Cristian Ghinea concerning future MEPs intentions.
The structure of the questionnaire:
1. Name three issues that you consider to be very important as a future MEP
2. If it were for you, what committee would you like to be member of?
3. Do you intend to stay until the end of your MEP mandate? What other future positions will make you give up your mandate?
4. Do you intend to run for the next parliamentary elections (either early election or not)?
5. European funds represent a priority for Romanian authorities. Do you think that your activity in the EP could improve their absorption?
6. Draft your own political agenda as a future MEP (Some terms of reference: objectives, instruments, focus groups, advantages for voters).