In 2013, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union will undergo major reforms. The reforms will influence the way our food is produced, how the European landscape is shaped and the way our food is distributed on a global scale.In other words, they will determine the future of our food. This does not make the CAP an issue solely for politicians and farmers, but for every European citizen
In May 2011, the Youth Food Movement (YFM) has launched its project‘CAP 2013: Food for Change’. YFM argues that the CAP’s focus should be on the production of good, clean and fair food.Sustainability should be the core value of the new policy. Also young people should think about and get engaged in the public debate concerning the CAP. The message of youngsters should be heard by policymakers. Visit the CAP 2013 website: www.cap2013.org.
Young People's Lobby
Whereas 1959 was the year when the first master plan for European food production was born, in 2013 young people will be co-designers of a new master plan. The main objective of the project is to form a people’s lobby delegation to go to Brussels in 2012 in order to present its proposals for a new European food production policy. Sustainability should be the core value of this policy.
Let us create an international movement of young farmers, chefs, food professionals and – most important – consumers. In the coming year we will thoroughly investigate the CAP and its influence on what we buy, cook and eat. With the eye of an outsider we will question every aspect of the policy. We need your input and support in this quest. By signing the petition, you support our vision and search for a CAP that promotes good, clean and fair food for everyone. We aim at 1 million signatures by the end of 2012. !
If you want to support us in the lobby delegation, send an e-mail to email@example.com
International Dialogue - Videoblogs on CAP / Food Politics
In light of the CAP2013 campaign two sort of video blog series were produced to stimulate public debate and share thoughts on the future CAP reforms among young people, farmers, consumers, policy makers and government officials. The first video blog series was a co-production of the YFM NL and the Young Farmers Association (NAJK), called: 'The Future of Our Food'. Food security, food safety, animal welfare, socialization and rejuvenation our themes that are discussed between a city biy and several farmers. After the Dutch version, Greece made the videblog series 'Farming on Crisis' discussing problems and opportunities the economic crisis holds for Greek agriculture and the possibilities of the new CAP for Greece. Also want to make a videblog series on CAP and stimulate public debate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Soon after the video blog series, the webcampaign FoodPoliticsEU was launched. This is a coproduction between NAJK, YFM NL and the broader Slow Food Young Network. FoodPoliticsEU aims to facilitate public debate with a Europenan dimension, to contribute to a new vision on the future of our food. If you want to write a blog or contribute in some way this global debate on CAP, please contact
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