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Welcome note May 2022 Newsletter

Dear readers, I would like to thank you for the enthusiasm and the support you have given IFOAM Organics Europe…
19/05/2022
CAP

Political hotspot May 2022 Newsletter

As of 17 May 2022, the European Commission sent 24 observation letters to Member States on their CAP Strategic Plans,…
18/05/2022
Events

Preview of events

Right at the start of the EU Green Week, FoodSHIFT 2030’s next webinar will discuss why we need the EU…
18/05/2022
Events

Review of events

On 11 May 2022, the Farm Demo conference showed how knowledge-sharing promotes sustainable agriculture. Three Horizon 2020 projects – NEFERTITI, IPMWORKS and IPMDecisions – jointly…
17/05/2022
Climate change

Parliament’s environment committee votes on climate regulation

This week, the European Parliament’s Environment (ENVI) Committee has voted on several pieces of legislation for the Fit for 55…
16/05/2022
Textiles

EU strategy for sustainable and circular textiles: Shortcomings and promises

On 30 March, the European Commission published its strategy for sustainable and circular textiles. This strategy is part of the…
16/05/2022
Food policy

Public consultation on the Sustainable Food System law: stakeholders invited to provide feedback!

On 28 April, the European Commission opened its public consultation for the sustainable food system framework initiative. All stakeholders, including…
13/05/2022
Events

European Organic Congress 2022: Gastronomy and organic policies, 16-17 June 2022, Bordeaux, France

On 16 and 17 June, the organic movement meets again at Bordeaux for the annual European Organic Congress. IFOAM Organics…

IFOAM Organics Europe’s roundtable on organic canteens gathers torchbearers for fruitful exchanges

On 28 March, IFOAM Organics Europe organised a roundtable on organic canteens, bringing together relevant actors in the field to…

Celebrating 20 years of the European organic movement in Brussels

©Chris MarchalTake a look at our Facebook album for more pictures of the event On Wednesday 11 May 2022, more…

Farm Demo Conference, 11 May 2022

On 11 May 2022, the Farm Demo conference showed how knowledge-sharing promotes sustainable agriculture. Three Horizon 2020 projects – NEFERTITI,…
11/05/2022
Events

Organic operators can apply for EU Organic Awards until 8 June 2022

In 2022, the European Commission organises the first edition of the annual European Organic Awards. These awards are dedicated to…

20 years of making Europe more organic

BRUSSELS, 11 MAY 2022 – Today, IFOAM Organics Europe celebrates its 20-years anniversary. Established in 2002 as the united voice…
10/05/2022
Events

Under 40 and into organic? Register now for Organics Europe Youth Event, 31 August-1 September, Frick, Switzerland

Our new event, Organics Europe’s Youth Event will welcome organic’s new generation in Frick Switzerland on 31 August and 1…
10/05/2022
Food policy

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…
09/05/2022
Events

FoodSHIFT 2030 - Webinar Farm to Fork strategy, 30 May, online

Right at the start of the EU Green Week, FoodSHIFT 2030’s next webinar will discuss why we need the EU…
06/05/2022
Food policy

European Commission’s promotion policies: 157 projects submitted in 2022

The European Commission has recently published the results of its call for tenders under the 2022 edition of the promotion…
05/05/2022
Vision

Share your organic initiative transforming food and farming & get visibility!

Across Europe, a range of organic and other initiatives are already changing food and farming, paving the way for the…
05/05/2022
Climate change

New IFOAM Organics Europe position paper on carbon farming is published

In our new position paper, we highlight the need for a holistic and multi-dimensional approach to carbon farming – focussing…
04/05/2022
Food policy

European Parliament report on the organic action plan published

On 3 May, the European Parliament’s Plenary voted on its own initiative report on the Commission’s organic action plan (OAP).…

Wrapping up the RELACS project: Policy roadmaps, videos & other publications

The RELACS project, which aims at finding alternatives to contentious inputs in organic farming, came to an end on 29…
03/05/2022
Vision

They make it happen! Improving the sustainability of agriculture in the Puglia region

Organic contributes to promoting and delivering healthy and sustainable food. This is part of our Vision 2030 set out and shared by…
03/05/2022
GMOs

Commission opens public consultation on new legislation for new genetic engineering techniques

The EU Commission launched a 12-weeks consultation period in the context of the Impact Assessment for new legislation for ‘New…

Sustainable nutrient management: our contribution to the European Commission’s public consultation

In Europe, surplus nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) in the environment are already exceeding safe planetary boundaries – for N…

Demonstration farms & their role in sustainable farming projects - Farm Demo Conference, 11 May 2022

On 11 May 2022, the annual Farm Demo Conference takes place. Experts and stakeholders will discuss the role of networks…

EU Parliament AGRI Committee supports organic farming in vote on Organic Action Plan report

BRUSSELS, 31 MARCH 2022 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes ComAGRI’s vote on the Parliament’s Organic Action Plan (OAP) report. AGRI…

Welcome note March 2022 newsletter

Dear readers,  These are troubling times for Europe and the world. On top of climate and biodiversity crises we now…

Political hotspot March 2022 newsletter

As Russia’s war against Ukraine continues to rage, the EU Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies, key parts of the…
29/03/2022
Events

Preview of events

Participate in this webinar on 10 March, at 10.30-13.00 (CET), organised by Legambiente (IT) and Zelena Istra (HR) within the…
29/03/2022
Events

Review of events

On 23 February, we held a member-only webinar in which 28 participants from the organic sector learned about the progress…
29/03/2022
Events

IFOAM Organics Europe 20 Years celebration event – Registration open for members

This year, the European organic movement will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Together with IFOAM – Organics International’s 50th and IFOAM…

EU Organic Awards - Applications opened at high level event

BRUSSELS, 25 MARCH 2022 – Today, Commissioner for agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski launched the applications for the first ever EU organic…

Applications for European Organic Awards now open (until 8 June)

In concomitance with the first-year anniversary of the European Organic Action Plan, the submission period of the European Organic Awards…

EU Parliament saves Farm to Fork’s integrity but concedes on Biodiversity

BRUSSELS, 24 MARCH 2022 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes the European Parliament’s support to the Farm to Fork Strategy as…
24/03/2022
Seeds

New rules vegetative plant reproductive material for organic production

While the new EU Organic Regulation officially entered into force on 1 January of this year, not all details were…
24/03/2022
CAP

Common Agricultural Policy and Common Market Organisation reforms: State of play and what is at stake?

These days are national organic movement’s last opportunities to advocate for better support for organic farming in the Common Agricultural…

Policy instruments & voluntary initiatives for reducing contentious inputs in organic farming

The RELACS project released a new scientific paper by Varga et al., 2022, analysing existing policy instruments and voluntary initiatives in…

Commission delays proposal for Regulation on the sustainable use of pesticides

On 23 March, the European Commission was supposed to publish a proposal for a Regulation on the Sustainable Use of…

Guidelines to help interpret EU Organic Regulation now online

After a 10-year long process, the new EU Organic Regulation has started to apply on 1 January 2022. The basic…
22/03/2022
Climate change

Public consultation on the certification of carbon removals open until 02 May

The European Commission has opened a public consultation and call for evidence for the planned proposal on the certification of…

Expert on recycled fertilisers? Join our Task Force on Recycled Fertilisers

IFOAM Organics Europe’s Board created a Task Force on Recycled Fertilisers. This decision comes in the context of the “Integrated…

Register to RELACS trial results webinar: Reducing Anthelmintic control

Are you interested in reducing anthelmintic use in your flock? Would you like to learn about natural alternatives to them?…

ClieNFarms project has started

Making farms climate-neutral is the aim of the ClieNFarms projects that started last January. The project will set up 20…

New! Playlists in multiple languages on Organic Farm Knowledge’s YouTube

The Organic Farm Knowledge platform attaches great importance to making its  content accessible in several languages and is working on…

New project wants to make school meals part of transition to sustainable diet

The EU-funded “SchoolFood4Change” (SF4C) project aims to shift school meals and schools into a new paradigm of systemic change towards…

Open letter to MEPs regarding EP resolution on food security

In view of the current discussions in the Parliament on the impact of the war in Ukraine on food security,…
 
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