Workshop for the New Common Agricultural Policy

Prospect of growth for the rural sector - rural development


Saturday, 31 March | 11:30 – 13:30
Conference Hall of Orhomenos, Kiprou & Miniou, Orhomenos, Greece

In recent years, European farmers have faced multiple challenges: from the Russian embargo and the need to find new markets to price volatility and the complexity of compliance with the Common Agricultural Policy.

The consultation on agricultural policy after 2020 has already begun and the European Commission’s proposal, tabled in December 2017, makes it clear that Member States want “more space” to shape the policies they want and especially fit their particular circumstances .

At the same time, the debate also focuses on the need to accelerate innovation and the introduction of new technologies in the agricultural sector.

The so-called “precision farming” is considered by many to be the solution of the future as it will make a significant contribution in tackling climate change and reducing the environmental impact of agriculture.

However, issues such as large data, accessibility and affordability of these new technologies and its place in the new CAP remain open.

In this event we will explore the Greek priorities, the problems and the proposals of the Greek farmers.


Kostas Bakoyannis, Governor of the Central Greece Region

Nikolaos Manetas, Head of Managing Authority of the rural development program

Loukas Iperifanos, Mayor of Orhomenos

Vasilis Tsagalas, Chairman of the Agricultural Cooperative of Orhomenos

Nikos Lappas, Journalist, Ypaithros Hora

Sarantis Michalopoulos, Journalist, EURACTIV.COM


11.00 – 11:30 Registration

11:30 – 11:45 Opening statements

11:45 – 12.30 Central Speeches

12:30 – 13:30 Q&A

An event by EURACTIV and with the support of EU.
Under the auspices of the Region of Central Greece
Action co-financed by the European Commission