25 Jun 2013 07:00 to 10:30


European Parliament (room ASP1G2)

Event Type

L - Conference, forum

Organiser type

Federations / Associations


Agriculture & Food

Event Location

From Land Grabbing to Land Reform

Event Description

Organized by GUE/NGL in cooperation with European Coordination Via Campesina

Conference on Land Issues in Europe: from Land Grabbing to Land Reform

25th of June 2013, from 9h00 till 12h30, European Parliament ASP 1G2 - Brussels

Interpretation: EN ES FR PT DE

  •  9h00 - 9h20: Welcome and Introductio

- Welcome  : Gabi Zimmer President GUE/NGL (Germany)

- Introduction : Javier Sanchez, Member  of the ECVC Coordination Committee

  •  9h20-10h30: 1st Panel – Access to Land, land concentration and land grabbing

- Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Professor at Wageningen University in the Netherlands - Presentation of the Land Grabbing Report
- Willy Schuster, Ecoruralis, Romanian  national case study
- Eva García Sempere, Coordinator of the Spatial Planning and Environment Unit of IU-Andalusia : "Land Grabbing in Andalusia (Spain): Preparation of the Land Public Bank project"
Moderator:  Willy Meyer, GUE/NGL MEP (Spain)

  •  10h30 – 11h00: Press Conference/ Coffee break.
  •  11h00 – 12h10: 2nd Panel -  Are the EU and national policies favoring equal access to land and the entry into farming by prospective (young and small) farmers?

- Tassos Haniotis, Director - European Commission, DG Agriculture - Economic analysis, perspectives and evaluations.
- Patrick Le HYARIC, MEP GUE/NGL (France) 
- Antonio Onorati, ARI and President of Crocevia - Proposal for a EU Directive on Lands
- Andrea Ferrante, Member of the ECVC Coordination Committee 
Moderator: Geneviève Savigny, Member of the ECVC Coordination Committee

  •  12h10-12h30: Debate and conclusions by Joao Ferreira, MEP GUE/NGL (Portugal)

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press contact: Gianfranco Battistini + 32 475 646628




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