Opening of a public consultation on EU school fruit, vegetables, and milk scheme

On 5 May, the European Commission opened its public consultation for the revision of the EU school scheme, that supports the supply of fruits, vegetables, milk and certain milk products to children together with educational activities. All stakeholders, including citizens, are invited to provide their input to this public consultation. The Commission will review the EU school scheme as well as the measures fixing this EU aid, building on the lessons from its implementation in 2017.

The European Commission considers replies stakeholders give during the public consultation to shape the proposal for a regulation.

IFOAM Organics Europe will provide its input to this public consultation, developing upon the feedback that the organisation had provided in the context of the roadmap on the same topic. Importantly, IFOAM Organics Europe asks for the EU school scheme to be in line with the objectives of the Farm to Fork strategy, and to support the 25% organic land target by 2030.

The deadline for replying to this public consultation is 28 July 2022.

The work of IFOAM Organics Europe on this topic is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the under the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). This publication only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

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