On 11 April CEJA held its General Assembly in Brussels.
Elections took place. Joris Baecke was re-elected as CEJA President, following his initial mandate from 2009. The new CEJA Presidency will run until 2013. Joining him as Vice Presidents are Ingrid Pettersson (LRF, Sweden), Rok Sedminek (ZSPM, Slovenia), Jose Fernando Robles (ASAJA, Spain) and Laurent Frantz (JB & JW, Luxembourg).
For CEJA President Joris Baecke, “I am honoured to have this second mandate to lead Europe’s young farmers. The next generation of agri-entrepeneurs need to be active, visible and credible more than ever over the next two years as the CAP reform process goes from debate to policy proposals. Through our organization CEJA, we will continue to work to ensure that decision makers hear a strong voice from the young generation.”
The General Assembly also welcomed the Slovakian Association of Young Farmers (ASYF) as full members, with UK organization National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (NFYFC) becoming observer member.
CEJA President Joris Baecke thanked all members for their support and the outgoing Vice Presidents Donato Fanelli and Julien Valentin for their hard work for Europe’s young farmers since 2009.
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CEJA signed a partnership agreement with Rabobank on future collaboration - Read more in the joint press release here.