The integration of environmental considerations into the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been a gradual and lengthy process over the last decades /.../
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: +32 (0) 2 738 7476
- CAP reform and EU rural development policy,
- agri-environment-climate policy,
- sustainable farming and land management
Stephen Meredith is a Senior Policy Analyst with IEEP and has been part of the Institute’s Agriculture and Land Management Programme since March 2018. He specialises on EU policies which impact the development of sustainable food and farming systems in Europe with a special emphasis on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Over the years, Stephen has developed extensive knowledge about EU policies related to agriculture, land management and rural development policies; organic food and farming standards and management practices, production and market trends, and value chain development in particular green public procurement.
Prior to taking up this post, Stephen worked for over 6 years with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) EU, representing the European organic movement at EU level. Serving as Deputy Policy Manager (from 2015), his activities involved advocacy, research, and stakeholder engagement, working directly with a broad range of interests across the food chain both at European and international level.
Stephen holds an MSc in European and International politics and a postgraduate diploma in organic farming.
New delivery model offers some potential to support a more environmentally ambitious CAP, but IEEP analysis suggests it contains many loopholes which risk maintaining the status quo.