European farmers meeting in Belgium

Last week-end in Belgium, not far from the place where VC was founded some years ago, the European Farmers Coordination (CPE) held its annual meeting. In their general meeting, the members of CPE decided to launch a working group to work on a more concrete collaboration between all European members of VC. One of the aims is to become more efficient to reach some changing on the Common Agriculture Policy. The group has till the end of March to give some conclusions for the first step of the process. On the following day, the CPE members where joined by representatives of COAG in order to have a meeting of the European Members of Via Campesina. The participants discussed on the internal ruling of Via Campesina in order to prepare the contribution of Europe to Via Campesina’s mid-term conference in Sevilla. The work of the thematic commissions of Via campesina was also presented.