On November 20 and November 21 this working group has met in order to discuss and
summarize future Hadron Physics Opportunities in Europe. The work of this working group is
based on the Long Range Plan of the Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee
from November 27, 2017 (NuPECC is an Expert Committee of the European Science
Foundation). Furthermore it is based on a series of four strategy workshops organized in
common by the German committee for Hadron and Nuclear Physics (KHuK), the German
committee for elementary particle physics (KET) and the German committee for astroparticle
physics (KAT) between January 2017 and May 2018. The document discusses
experimental and theory activities for the understanding of the structure and excitation
spectrum of hadrons in the non-perturbative regime of QCD.
The meeting featured short presentations on existing and planned future experiments at
CERN, at GSI/FAIR, and other facilities. The meeting concluded with an open 4-hour
discussion of the priorities in the field. The following text is not endorsed officially by any of
the experimental collaborations and facilities mentioned, but summarizes the consensus
view of the scientific community on the priorities of the field, as expressed by the participants
of the meeting.