Now that the EU Parliament's agricultural committee has decided on 'transitional provisions', everything points to a two-year interim phase until the reformed agricultural policy comes into force as of 2023. In preparation, the IfLS, together with the Thuenen Institute for Rural Areas, entera and BonnEval, is currently supporting the preparation of the CAP Strategic Plan for the Federal Republic of Germany.
This takes place within the framework of the 'Ex-ante evaluation of the CAP Strategic Plan', with which the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has commissioned the IfLS and its partners. Part of the assignment is to ensure and advise that the BMEL appropriately involves economic and social partners in the development of the CAP Strategic Plan.
The particular challenge of facilitating a qualified exchange was revealed during the corona-based online consultation of the partners on May 12th and 13th. On both days, the partners formulated constructive proposals for revising the strategy in video and telephone conferences. The associations and interest groups expressed their different points of view and interests, and provided impulses for discussion based on oral contributions and chat. In the final Mentimeter-vote, however, a need for greater interaction among the participants became apparent. Due to the limited time available for videoconferencing, not all the demands for discussion could be met. The hope remains that the next consultation can again take place as a face-to-face event.
Contact person at IfLS: Jörg Schramek (schramek[at]ifls.de)