How Do I Use This Site?

CAP2020 allows you to keep up to date with the latest developments regarding the reform of the CAP and to participate in a stimulating debate on the key issues shaping the reform agenda. It provides the opportunity to do this through the following:

Have Your Say!

The content of the website is driven by the CAP2020 userbase. You are encouraged to submit short, thoughtful, policy-relevant articles for publication on the website. There are six core themes to help channel the debate:

1. The Future of the CAP

2. The EU Budget

3. Public Goods

4. Climate Change

5. Food Security

6. The International Dimension

You can of course submit an article on any relevant subject not covered by the above broad categories and we will find a way to accommodate it.

How to take part: You should submit your article using the contribution form. Please also refer to the style guidelines. You can also submit a comment to any article published on the website.


Topical issues and events that are shaping the debate on the future of the CAP are highlighted. Short articles on the following are included:

  • Summaries of speeches and statements made by political actors involved in CAP reform and related topics, notably the Budget Review and the environmental, trade and development aspects of the reform debate.
  • Updates on relevant legislative developments such as the CAP Health Check and EU Cohesion policy.
  • Summaries of relevant research, think pieces and Vision statements published by think tanks, independent research organisations, civil society organisations, government departments and the European Commission.
  • Announcements and summaries of selected events (conferences, seminars etc).

Library and Links

The library provides a platform for disseminating relevant research, analysis, think pieces and Vision documents on the CAP, the EU Budget Review and related issues. It is a depository for thinking on the future of European agricultural policy.

How to take part: If you would like to add a document to the library or link your website to CAP2020, please send us the details using the contribution form. Comments can also be left on any item included in the library.

Email Updates, Article Forwarding and RSS Feeds

You can subscribe to receive a monthly update (use the subscribe tool on the homepage). You can also inform your contacts and colleagues about any article published on CAP2020 by using the 'Forward this Page' feature. You can also stay up to date with new content by subscribing to the RSS feed service.

We will not use your email address for any other purpose and you can unsubscribe from the email update service at any time.

Anything Else?

If you would like to submit anything that is not obviously provided for by any of the above, please let us know.