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Agriculture and rural development

Legal basis

The European Commission decision of 16 December 2013 set up a framework for the establishment of civil dialogue groups on matters relating to the common agricultural policy.

Following this decision, a call for applications was put out in April 2014. Based on the application procedure, the Commission issued a decision on the composition of thirteen civil dialogue groups in July 2014.

Selection criteria

In general, membership of the civil dialogue groups is open to EU-wide non-governmental organisations, such as representative associations, socio-economic interest groups, civil society organisations, and trade unions registered in the joint European Transparency Register. These organisations can be admitted on condition that they:

  • are not represented by a (higher-level) EU-wide umbrella organisation;
  • have sufficient capacity to coordinate activities with the Commission and all their members;
  • are well-established and stable;
  • are active in the relevant field;
  • have sufficient expertise in the relevant field.

Calls for applications

The current civil dialogue groups have been appointed for a period of seven years and will operate until mid-2021, in advance of which a new call for applications will be issued.

The selection criteria and terms of appointment for the current groups are outlined in their respective calls for applications, issued in April 2014.

Call for applications – civil dialogue group on animal products
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Call for applications – civil dialogue group on arable crops
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Call for applications – civil dialogue group on common agricultural policy
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Call for applications – civil dialogue group on direct payments and greening
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Call for applications – civil dialogue group on environment and climate change
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Call for applications – civil dialogue group on forestry and cork
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Call for applications – civil dialogue group on horticulture, spirits, olives and flowers
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Call for applications – civil dialogue group on international aspects of agriculture
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Call for applications – civil dialogue group on milk
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Call for applications – civil dialogue group on organic farming
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Call for applications – civil dialogue group on quality and promotion
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Call for applications – civil dialogue group on rural development
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Call for applications – civil dialogue group on wine
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Call for applications – civil dialogue group on women in rural areas
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