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With the activities developed inside OPERA we are actively addressing the issue of communication between science and policy making in some key sectors. We bring to the table scientific arguments and expert evaluations to assist policy makers in their decision making process.

The platform to debate on the future of the CAP

In the process of reforming the CAP, OPERA has considered useful to be part of the discussions by :

- Providing for an informal environment for debate, communication and exchange on information and ideas on important topics of the policy;

- Providing conceptual bridging solutions between agricultural, health and environmental concerns to be included in the CAP;

- Delivering and disseminating policy papers and studies on certain important topics in the discussion on the reform of the CAP


We develop a continuous dialog between academics, policy makers and stakeholders to identify the best solutions for the long term sustainability of European agriculture.

Implementation of the Directive for Sustainable Use of Pesticides

Contributing with recommendation papers on risk mitigation measures and on the establishment of quantitative targets or indicators, OPERA provides its input for a better harmonization of the approaches in Europe in the implementation of this important piece of legislation. Our scope is to contribute to the efforts of the authorities and stakeholders in finding solutions for reducing the risks associated with pesticide use while safeguarding the production capacity of the European agriculture.


OPERA also undertakes the challenge to contribute actively and support the processes to consult all categories of stakeholders in member states when drafting implementation measures for the said Directive. Such multi-stakeholder processes being the only way to identify pragmatic sustainable solutions.



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