ACRCM participated in the public consultation of the National Rural Network, in the framework of European Rural Development Policy, for the period 2021-2027, at 11th of November, in Veroia, Greece.
The main focus of the workshop was the provision of solutions were is needed through the sharing of knowledge and information and the encouragement of dialogue between stakeholders.
In the workshop it was highlighted the new priorities and changes concerning the proposals of the European Commission’s Regulations on the Common Agricultural Policy after 2020. The rural stakeholders and representatives of stakeholders involved, participated for the preparation of the CAP Strategic Plan 2021-2027.
Greece is significantly behind EU average in number of farmers with basic or full agricultural education. ACRCM provided policy recommendations through the official questionnaire of the workshop regarding the education and life-long learning programs for sustainable agrofood systems.
Furthermore, through the Greek National Rural Network ACRCM will provide the good practices of NextFOOD for future policy developments for the education in the agrofood system. NextFOOD was presented to the attendees through dissemination material.