CEJA welcomes today’s approval by COMAGRI MEPs of the ‘Draft Report on the implementation of CAP young farmers’ tools in the EU after the 2013 reform’. CEJA is satisfied with the work carried out by Rapporteur MEP Nicola Caputo (S&D) and other COMAGRI members on the draft resolution, while reminding everyone of the need for tools to help young farmers in every Member State.

“We were looking forward to the outcomes of today’s vote in the Parliament. During the start of a busy spring in the lives of many EU young farmers, it is encouraging to see that COMAGRI is calling for further attention to be given to the specific position of young farmers. This draft report can serve as a good reference for the discussions on the CAP post-2020,” said CEJA President Jannes Maes.

Also positive was the fact that MEPs called on the Commission and Member States to better incentivise international mobility. This could be achieved through an Erasmus-type programme for young farmers to encourage knowledge exchange and is something CEJA has been campaigning for.

Following the positive outcome of today’s vote, CEJA is more convinced than ever before that the upcoming Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) proposal should adequately accommodate the needs of young farmers.

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CEJA represents the political interests of around two million young farmers from across Europe. Its main objectives are to facilitate the installation of young farmers, to inform and to train them as well as act as a forum for communication and dialogue between them.

For further information:

Fiona Lally, Press Officer, Tel: +32 (0)2 230 4210 / E-mail: pressofficer@ceja.eu / Website: www.ceja.eu