About the European Congress of Young Farmers
This Congress was created in 2012 under the initiative of MEP Nuno Melo and the Portuguese Farmers Confederation (CAP). Thereafter MEP Esther Herranz García (Spain), the EPP Group and ASAJA endorsed this initiative aiming to promote European agriculture, rural development, while valuing the fundamental role played by young farmers in this domain.
The 8th edition of the Congress will take place at the European Parliament on 7 December 2022 and is co-organized by MEPs Nuno Melo (Portugal), Simone Schmiedtbauer (Austria), Herbert Dorfmann (Italy), Juan Ignacio Zoido Álvarez (Spain) and Michaela Šojdrová (Czech Republic).
Over 300 participants from across Europe, among which are young farmers, policy-makers and agricultural stakeholders, join the Congress to engage in an open discussion on the challenges and opportunities faced by young farmers.