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Overview of Cap reform 2014 - 2020
The CAP reform started more than 3 years ago in 2010 with a public debate, followed by the publication of the Commission's Communication on its vision of agriculture and the challenges and priorities for the future CAP1 and finally by legislative proposals2 for the first ever overhaul of the entire policy - More
The Common Agricultural Policy after 2013
Since its creation, the CAP has always been adapted to respond to the challenges of its time. Significant reforms have been made in recent years - More
EU Agricultural Economic Brief Autumn 2014
Short Term Outlook for EU arable crops, dairy and meat markets in 2014 and 2015 - More
ELCAP - E-Learning Course on the Common Agricultural Policy
The quickest way to learn about the history, present and future reform of the CAP in eight easy accessible modules. With contributions from leading European experts.
Participation is free of charge. For more information and to enrole on the course Click Here
Some views on Agricultural Policy Issues
Capreform.eu - The CAP Reform blog, is the place to go for news, views and analysis relating to the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy. The blog brings together the work of researchers, activists and analysts from across Europe and elsewhere - Visit Website
Is Agri-Environment Support Well Designed And Managed?
- Report by European Court Of Auditors
Agri-environment is a key EU policy; it involves around 2,5 billion euro of EU funds per year and aims to respond to society’s increasing demand for environmental services. Management of this policy is shared by the Commission and the Member States. Against this background, the Court’s audit assessed whether this rural development measure is well designed and managed - View Full Report
CAP towards 2020
Presentation by Aidan O'Driscoll, Irish Department of Agricultre, Food and the Marine and the most senior Irish official involved in the negotiations - Download
CAP Reforms - What lies ahead
Presentation by Peter Young, Irish Farmers Journal specialist on the CAP - Download
The CAP towards 2020: Presidency conclusions
Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future - Presidency conclusions on the communication from the Commission: 3077th Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting, Brussels, 17 March 2011 - Download
Subsidy Withdrawal: Efficiency rules in New Zealand
Farming in New Zealand changed irrevocably in November 1984. That was the month the country's new government, faced with a financial crisis, decided to end all direct support payments to its farmers with virtually immediate effect - More
The CAP towards 2020: meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future
DG for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission - Download Presentation
CAP Citizens' summary
Agriculture in Europe after 2013, Why does the Common Agricultural Policy need a Reform? - More
The CAP towards 2020: Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future
Communication from the commission to the European parliament, the council, the european economic and social committee and the committee of the regions - Download
Reform the CAP, Harvest a better Europe!
This webpage is a resource for all those interested in CAP reform: politicians, civil servants, NGO activists, journalists and citizens (Editor Valentin-Zahrnt) - Visit website
Report on future of CAP after 2013
By European Parliment committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - Download
Commission links CAP reform to 2020 economic agenda
The EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) should be reformed in a way that unlocks the potential of rural areas to contribute to the bloc's economic growth strategy for 2020, European Commission officials told agriculture journalists last week - More
CAP2020 “Visions and Design”: Securing a CAP for the Future
There has been much debate on the extent to which "payments for environmental goods and services provide a robust rationale for a future CAP". In the context of a post 2013 CAP, the conference seeks to address the following questions - More
The CAP in perspective: from market intervention to policy innovation
This European Commission Brief will take you through the policy developments of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that have taken place since 1992, when the first substantial reforms took place. With these achievements in mind, it then looks at the challenges for the future CAP - More
Why do we Need a Common Agricultural Policy?
Discussion Paper by DG Agriculture and Rural Development December 2009 - Download
Update of Analysis of Prospects in the Scenar 2020 Study
Executive Summary of Report - Download
A simplified CAP for Europe - a success for all
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Download Full Report
Council of EU adopt Common Agricultural Policy "Health Check" 19/01/09
Press Release - The Council of European Union adopt Common Agricultural Policy "Health Check" legislative package - See Full Report
"Health Check" of the Common Agricultural Policy - 20/11/08
EU agriculture ministers reached a political agreement on the Health Check of the Common Agricultural Policy. The Health Check will modernise, simplify and streamline the CAP and remove restrictions on farmers, thus helping them to respond better to signals from the market and to face new challenges - See Full Details
Health check architecture
The “Health Check” of the CAP reform: Legislative proposals. Powerpoint Presentation by European Commission - View
Health Check Impact Assessment
The “Health Check” of the CAP reform: Impact Assessment - Powerpoint Presentation by DG for Agriculture and Rural Development European Commission - View
Towards the CAP Health Check and the European Budget Review
The proposals, Options for Reform and Issues Arising

A paper commissioned by the German Marshal Fund
September 2007

This paper discusses the prospects for agricultural policy reform in the European union arising from the 2008 Health Check of the CAP and the review of the Eruopean budget, due to be completed in 2009

Download Paper from the Institute for European Environmental Policy Website