EPP for Farmers

Rome, Italy- 15 April 2024

Welcome

Background

The series of conferences entitled “European Farmers’ Deal: EPP Vision for Agriculture in Europe” consist of targeted events in the Member States in order to further develop the dialogue with farmers and agricultural policy-makers across EU.

The events include the participation of Members of the EPP Group in the European Parliament and are open to the following target audience and interlocutors:

  • Farmers, representatives from sectorial agricultural organisations, decision and opinion makers, and policy experts from the agricultural field
  • EPP AGRI Ministers
  • EPP national party leaders and EPP Heads of government
  • EPP Members of the Committee of the Regions
  • EPP Members of national / regional parliaments and local representatives
  • EPP national parties interlocutors
  • Businesses, SMEs, other stakeholders

Objectives

  • To develop a positive EPP agenda for farmers and rural areas in Europe for the upcoming years and to reaffirm the EPP Group in the EP as the main point of reference for European farmers
  • To increase dialogue with our farmers
  • To defend rural areas with the aim of ensuring equal footing between the living standards in rural and urban areas in Europe and to improve infrastructure and digitise the rural areas
  • To increase innovation in the area of agriculture
  • To further raise the attractiveness of the rural areas, including by increasing the number of women in agriculture
  • To support young farmers including through increased funding
  • To identify challenges in the implementation of the CAP 2023-2027
  • To support our EPP national, regional and local representatives

SPEAKERS

(Listed Alphabetically)

BARTOLINI, Matteo
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BARTOLINI, Matteo

Vice President, Cia

BATTISTONI, Francesco
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BATTISTONI, Francesco

Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies

DE LA CARIDAD NIEVES, Desirée
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DE LA CARIDAD NIEVES, Desirée

Farm owner, Desirée de la Caridad Nieves

DE MEO, Salvatore
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DE MEO, Salvatore

Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

DORFMANN, Herbert
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DORFMANN, Herbert

EPP Coordinator for Agriculture and Rural Development

MARKEY, Colm
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MARKEY, Colm

Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)

MUREŞAN, Siegfried
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MUREŞAN, Siegfried

Vice-Chair of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (EP)

NEVI, Raffaele
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NEVI, Raffaele

Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies

PARALUPPI, Sara
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PARALUPPI, Sara

Director, Coldiretti Lazio

RICCI, Caterina
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RICCI, Caterina

Farm owner, Caterina Ricci

SCHNEIDER, Christine
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SCHNEIDER, Christine

Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)

TAJANI, Antonio
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TAJANI, Antonio

Deputy Prime-Minister of Italy

PROGRAM

Registration of participants

Welcome

  • Herbert DORFMANN
  • Salvatore DE MEO

DORFMANN, Herbert
DORFMANN, Herbert

MEP | Head of the Südtiroler Volkspartei Delegation in the EPP Group | EPP Coordinator for Agriculture and Rural Development

DE MEO, Salvatore
DE MEO, Salvatore

MEP | Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Introductory remarks

  • Siegfried MUREŞAN

MUREŞAN, Siegfried
MUREŞAN, Siegfried

MEP | Vice-Chair of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (EP) | Chairman of the Working Group for Budget and Structural Policies

Panel I

Agriculture and the environment: two sides of the same coin

Moderated by:

  • Herbert DORFMANN

Speakers:

  • Christine SCHNEIDER
  • Desirée DE LA CARIDAD NIEVES
  • Caterina RICCI

Open debate

Concluding remarks Panel I:

  • Francesco BATTISTONI

DORFMANN, Herbert
DORFMANN, Herbert

MEP | Head of the Südtiroler Volkspartei Delegation in the EPP Group | EPP Coordinator for Agriculture and Rural Development

SCHNEIDER, Christine
SCHNEIDER, Christine

MEP | Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)

DE LA CARIDAD NIEVES, Desirée
DE LA CARIDAD NIEVES, Desirée

Farm owner, Desirée de la Caridad Nieves

RICCI, Caterina
RICCI, Caterina

Farm owner, Caterina Ricci

BATTISTONI, Francesco
BATTISTONI, Francesco

Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies | Vice President of the "Environment, Territory, and Public Works" Committee

Coffee Break

Panel II

The future of Italian and European agriculture

Moderated by:

  • Salvatore DE MEO

Speakers:

  • Colm MARKEY
  • Sara PARALUPPI
  • Matteo BARTOLINI

Open debate

Concluding remarks Panel II:

  • Raffaele NEVI

DE MEO, Salvatore
DE MEO, Salvatore

MEP | Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

MARKEY, Colm
MARKEY, Colm

MEP | Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)

PARALUPPI, Sara
PARALUPPI, Sara

Director, Coldiretti Lazio

BARTOLINI, Matteo
BARTOLINI, Matteo

Vice President, Cia

NEVI, Raffaele
NEVI, Raffaele

Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies | Secretary of the Agriculture Committee

Special Intervention

Special intervention by:

  • Antonio TAJANI

TAJANI, Antonio
TAJANI, Antonio

Deputy Prime-Minister of Italy | Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation | President of Forza Italia.

Lunch for all participants

DOCUMENTS

Final Program

Program Conference on “European Farmers’ Deal: EPP Vision for Agriculture in Europe”

15 April 2024
ROME, Italy
Location: Hotel Shangri-La Rome
Interpretation: EN, IT

VENUE

Hotel Shangri-La Rome

Via dell’Oceano Atlantico 246
00144 Roma

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COUNTRIES

16

SPEAKERS

10

PROGRAMS

TEAM

LASKAVA, Andrea
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LASKAVA, Andrea

Director

TROJANOWSKI, Marcin
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TROJANOWSKI, Marcin

Head of EPP Group Network Unit

VASILE, Gina
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VASILE, Gina

Policy Adviser

PORRETTA, Alessia
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PORRETTA, Alessia

 Senior Assistant

ANDRUSZYSZYN, Patryk
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ANDRUSZYSZYN, Patryk

Assistant