Alumni meeting

Alumni event - Brussels, Belgium - 5 June 2019

On June 5th, we had the pleasure to invite alumni to another great event! This time we gained insights on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) by Tassos Haniotis, Director of Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis in the Directorate General for Agriculture of the European Commission.

THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO JUNE 5!!

Event: An insight in the Common Agricultural Policy by Tassos Haniotis
When
: 05-06-2019 starting at 18h
Where
: Tapasoif, Rue de Witte de Haelen 22, 1000 Brussels

The speaker for the evening, Tassos Haniotis, Director of Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis in the Directorate General for Agriculture of the European Commission, gave a presentation on the CAP, with opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards.

The programme can be found below, as well as the speaker's bio.

Programme

18:00 Welcome by WUR Alumni Belgium
18:30 Announcements from WUR Alumni Office
18:40 Introduction guest speaker by Ermis Panagiotopoulos
18:45 Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) presentation by Tassos Haniotis (Director in DG AGRI, European Commission)
19:15 Q&A with Greek wine, olives, ham and cheese
19:45 Networking

Tassos Haniotis

Tassos Haniotis is the Director of Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis in the Directorate General for Agriculture of the European Commission.

He previously held posts as Head of Unit in the Agricultural Policy Analysis and Perspectives unit and the Agricultural Trade Policy Analysis unit in the same Directorate General, as Member and subsequently Deputy Head of the Cabinet of former European Commissioner for Agriculture Franz Fischler (with respective responsibilities the preparation of the 2003 reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, and the agricultural chapter of the Doha WTO Round and the EU-Mercosur negotiations), and as the Agricultural Counsellor of the European Commission’s Delegation in the United States.

He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia, USA, and a B.A. in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business, in his native Greece. Before joining the European Commission, he spent six months as a visiting Fellow at the Centre for European Agricultural Studies, Wye College, University of London, focusing on EU-US agricultural trade relations in the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations. He is currently a member of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Executive Committee.