Organics Europe Youth Event 2022

31 Aug
— 01 Sep
Frick, Switzerland
31 Aug
— 01 Sep
Frick, Switzerland

On 31 August and 1 September 2022, IFOAM Organics Europe, together with FiBL and Bio Suisse, host the first edition of the Organics Europe Youth Event. The event aims to create a platform for young agents active in the organic sector. We will welcome young farmer, young entrepreneurs, start-ups, students, and (young) interested actors from the value chain to network, discuss and develop knowledge and awareness on organic amongst youth.

For more detailed information about the event you can visit the dedicated webpage about the Organics Europe Youth Event.

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Programme

30 Aug
17:00
Welcome get-together
Get to know other participants before the event over food and drinks in Basel.
31 Aug
09:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee
On-site registration for participants.
10:00
Opening ceremony
10:15
Panel: Building sustainable food systems: The role of market actors, politics, and youth
In this moderated panel discussion, experts will discuss transformation steps for sustainable food systems and the role of organic and youth within this development.
11:15
Break
11:45
Keynote: From what if to what's next?
Keynote by Rob Hopkins exploring the power of vision and fantasy

12:30
Lunch
14:00
Discussion session I: Creating ideas for the future food system
Participants are invited to partake in an interactive discussion. In groups they will discuss a selection of sustainability challenges for the food system.
15:15
Break
15:45
Session: Inspirational hour
Want to get an insight in some current initiatives for creating a more sustainable food system? Get inspired during this session in which young entrepreneurs, farmers, or activists from all over Europe pitch their innovative company, project, or organisation in organic production.
16:45
Apéro Opening
17:00
Speed networking session
During our “Organic Tinder” you get the chance to meet participants at the event through speed networking.
18:30
Dinner
20:30
Evening programme
Music, drinks, and games invite to dance, continue discussions, or relax and enjoy the evening of the first day.
01 Sep
09:00
Arrival coffee
09:30
Workshops and info sessions at FiBL site
As a participant, you can choose from a selection of workshops and info sessions on a specific topic which you would like to learn more about. Topics range from practical skills to more theoretical inputs.
12:00
Lunch
13:30
Discussion Session II: Create great ideas for the future food system
The discussions started during Day 1 are continued. We will focus on developing solutions and actions and discuss what we can contribute to tackle the problem.

The results of the discussion will be presented afterwards.
14:30
Poster presentation
Walk around the venue and visit posters of the discussion groups.
15:00
Break
15:15
Keynote: Change is needed – How to start and how does it happen?
Two keynote speakers present insights from their disciplines on how change is brought about in society.
16:00
Closing Ceremony: Presentation of discussion results and closing ceremony
The Youth event will end with a recap of what has been discussed, achieved, and experienced in the last two days. We hopefully created many new ideas and initiatives for action in the room, which are carried forward with the support of an organic youth network.

16:15
End of event
Optional: Relocation to excursion sites (incl. stay overnight), see the excursion programme.
 
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