Rural Development Programmes in Action post 2014: how can they contribute to a healthier environment? - Agenda

 

Moderated by: Ed Bray, AGRAfacts

 

09:00 - 09:30   ***Registration and welcome coffee***

INTRODUCTION

09:30 - 09:45     Introductory remarks         
• Toni Vidan - EESC
• Jeremy Wates - EEB Secretary General

09:45 - 10:00     Keynote speech
• Mihail Dumitru, Deputy Director General for Rural Development, Directorate General for Agriculture, European Commission

I. The new policy in action: have the new rules ensured a stronger involvement of the civil society in the drafting of the programs and better targeting?

10:00 - 10:15     Mobilising partnership for better targeting
• Martin Scheele, Head of Unit, Directorate General for Agriculture, European Commission

10:15 - 10:30     The “greening” in motion: an environmental NGO perspective
• Faustine Defossez, EEB Senior Policy Officer Agriculture and Bioenergy

10:30 - 10:45     Discussion/ Q&A

10:45 - 11:00    ***Coffee break***

II. The new Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) in action: does the greening of the CAP offer improved tools and measures towards the environment?

11:00 - 11:15    Ecosystems restoration and protection in the new RDPs – setting the scene
• Claudia Olazabal, Head of Unit, Directorate General for Environment, European Commission

11:15 - 12:00    PANEL: How effectively will the new RDPs secure ecosystem restoration and protection?
• Kaley Hart, Institute for European Environmental Policy, IEEP
• Mike Rowe, Defra (TBC)
• Liisa Pietola, Copa-Cogeca
• Jarosław Krogulec, BirdLife Poland

12:00 - 12:30    Discussion with the participants

12:30 - 13:30   ***Lunch***

13:30 - 13:45    Resource efficiency and climate change in the new RDPs– setting the scene
• Andreas Gumbert, Policy officer, Directorate General for Agriculture, European Commission

13:45 - 14:15    PANEL: How will the new RDPs ensure resource efficiency and contribute to climate change fight?
• Andras Molnar, Hungarian Research Institute of Agricultural Economics
• Kleopatra Sidiropoulou, European Council of Young Farmers, CEJA
• Nathalie Hemeleers, European Biomass Association, AEBIOM
• Marie Catherine Schulz, France Nature Environnement, France

14:15 - 14:45    Discussion with the participants

14:45 - 15:00    ***Coffee break***

15:00 - 15:15    Knowledge transfer and innovation in the new RDPs – setting the scene
• Iman Boot, European Commission, Deputy Head of Unit, Directorate General for Agriculture, European Commission

15:15 - 15:45    PANEL: How can the RD plans apply knowledge transfer and innovation to ensure delivery of environmental objectives?
• Koen Desimpelaere, Europe Innovation Partnership EIP Service point
• Willem Schoustra, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands
• Donal Sheehan, Farmer, Ireland
• Razvan Popa, Fundatia ADEPT

15:45 - 16:00    Discussion with the participants

16.15 - 16.45    Conclusion from the panels: what to take away?
• Ariel Brunner, BirdLife Europe
• Nathaniel Page, ADEPT Fundatia

16.45 - 17.00    Closing of the event by Karl Falkenberg, Director General, Directorate General for Environment, European Commission

17:00 - 18:00    ***Cocktail reception (including traditional products)***

 

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