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Symposium on animal husbandry and grazing management in organic farming

On 10 June, a symposium on animal husbandry and grazing management in organic farming will cover perspectives for organic producers…

Vitamin B2 supplementation and copper reduction in organic farming - New RELACS practice abstracts

The RELACS project recently published three new practice abstracts (practical guidelines) on: Vitamin B2 supplementation for laying and parent hens…
17/05/2021
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Apply to become our new volunteers - ESC call open

We are looking for six motivated volunteers to join our team in Brussels. Are you interested in the European organic…

Our members can now provide feedback to our new internal strategy

We are working on our new internal strategy. To make sure you, our membership, have a say in this, we…
05/05/2021
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Hiring now - Colleagues on climate change, the CAP and agriculture, environmental & food policy activities

IFOAM Organics Europe is seeking three self-motivated and responsible people to join our Policy Team: Policy Coordinator on Agriculture and…
30/04/2021
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Looking for new volunteers – ESC call to be launched on 17 May

On 17 May, IFOAM Organics Europe will launch a new call for 6 motivated volunteers to join our office in…
26/04/2021
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IFOAM Organics Europe General Assembly 2021 - Save the date and register now!

The IFOAM Organics Europe General Assembly 2021 will take place online on Tuesday, 29 June 2021 from 10:00 to 13:00…
20/04/2021
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Saying goodbye to our colleague

We are saying goodbye to IFOAM Organics Europe’s Policy and Research & Innovation trainee Pia Müller-Cyran. Pia joined the office…
01/04/2021
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Browse interactive data on organic production and retail

IFOAM Organics Europe updated its interactive infographic presenting the EU’s 2019 organic production and retail data compiled by the Research…
22/03/2021
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Our members can provide input to our new internal strategy soon

In 2015, we launched the European organic movement’s shared Vision. In 2017, a movement-wide strategy culminated in a strategic Roadmap “Making it Happen”, highlighting pathways…
15/03/2021
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Welcoming our new colleague

IFOAM Organics Europe is excited to welcome its new colleague, who joined our team in March. Emel Ozturk

Listen to first episode of the #Food4EU podcast with IFOAM Organics Europe President Jan Plagge on the European Union’s role in shaping the organic market

IFOAM Organics Europe President Jan Plagge spoke during the first episode of the new podcast series on food and farming…
16/02/2021
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Want to learn more about IFOAM Organics Europe’s present, past and future work? Have a look at our updated 2-pages prospectus!

IFOAM Organics Europe is the European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming. We represent organic in European policymaking and…
02/01/2021
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Saying goodbye to our colleagues

Caterina Berardi We are saying goodbye to IFOAM Organics Europe Internal Communications and Membership Officer Caterina Berardi. Caterina started as…
17/12/2020
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25% target of organic land by 2030: Challenges and priorities for Central and Eastern Europe 15 December 2020

On 15 December 2020, IFOAM Organics Europe organised its Expert Group for Capacity Building in Central and Eastern Europe’s annual…
10/11/2020
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Welcoming our new colleague

We are happy to welcome our new colleague, Mathilde Calmels. On 9 November, she joined the Policy Unit as Policy…

How will the EU Green Deal change Europe’s food prices change? Join our colleague Silvia online to get an idea!

On 12 November from 15:30-17:00, Silvia Schmidt, our food policy officer, will take part to the online event “The Green…
22/10/2020
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Representing the organic movement’s interests in the Commission’s Civil Dialogue Groups

The Civil Dialogue Groups (CDGs) are a tool to assist the European Commission and advise on policy. IFOAM Organics Europe…

Save the date for ‘Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production’, an online conference - 25-26 January 2021

It is with great excitement that OK-Net EcoFeed announces its final project conference bringing together four research projects: OK-Net EcoFeed,…

Members can re-watch farmers’ workshop on CAP, animal welfare label & access to land - 2 October 2020, online

With crucial CAP negotiations ahead, starting discussions on an EU animal welfare label, and IFOAM Organics Europe’s ongoing work within…
22/09/2020
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Civil Dialogue Groups – New members + new space on the extranet!

As voice of the European organic sector, IFOAM Organics Europe is in contact with EU institutions through different channels. One…
14/09/2020
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Welcoming our new colleague

IFOAM Organics Europe is excited to welcome its new colleague, Julie Goeseels. In September, she joined the Finance, Legal, Operations…
14/09/2020
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In case you missed it: IFOAM EU continues growing as IFOAM Organics Europe (and has a new website!)

It has been more than 15 years since we started our work of making Europe more organic. Since then, we…

Smaller, greener, healthier? Sustainability of livestock farming in Europe

On Wednesday 9 September, Kurt Sannen, Chair of IFOAM Organics Europe’s Interest Group of Organic Farmers, participated in the online…
01/09/2020
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Saying goodbye to our colleague

Carolina Ana Ferreira Carolina started as volunteer in 2018 in the event and membership unit. After one year of volunteering…
01/09/2020
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Welcoming our new colleagues

IFOAM Organics Europe is excited to welcome its new volunteers. They joined our team in September and will work with…

Welcome note July 2020

Dear IFOAM Organics Europe members,Dear reader, I am honoured and humbled by the trust you are putting into my colleagues…

Political hotspot July 2020

With the publication of the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork (F2F) strategies, the European Commission puts organic food and…
08/07/2020
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Read about our vision for a sustainable European food and farming system and our achievements in 2019 in our digital annual report

IFOAM Organics Europe’s 2019 annual report is available online. Read about our 2019 achievements as a European organic movement in…
01/07/2020
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Welcoming our new colleagues

Bérénice Cau Thomas Haselberger Molly Mathews

PRESS RELEASE: Jan Plagge re-elected President of IFOAM Organics Europe (and a rebranding for IFOAM EU)

BRUSSELS, 30 JUNE 2020 – At its 10th General Assembly, IFOAM Organics Europe’s members elected a new Board. They re-elected Jan Plagge as President. He is the President of Bioland e.V. (Germany and North Italy) and has…
30/06/2020
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IFOAM EU proud to continue growing as IFOAM Organics Europe – New website marks change

We have updated our presence! Since our organisation was established in 2003, it has grown significantly together with the organic…
19/06/2020
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Saying goodbye to our colleague

Kaja Gutzen Kaja joined IFOAM Organics Europe in July 2019 as a European Solidarity Corps volunteer. She was based at…
17/06/2020
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IFOAM EU welcomes the Steering Committee (SC) of its Interest Group on Certification and Integrity (IGOC)

On 6 May, IFOAM EU’s Interest Group of Certification and Integrity (IGOC) elected a Steering Committee (SC) to ensure the…

Read about heather as an alternative to control worms in sheep in RELACS’ news story

Anthelmintic resistance is spreading globally, impacting the environment and animal welfare. As the organic sector we are seeking non-chemical complements…

More than 100 tuned in to online OK-Net EcoFeed Thematic Group meeting!

On Tuesday 26 May 2020, the Thematic Group meeting brought Innovation Groups involved in the OK-Net EcoFeed project together with external interested…

Welcome note April 2020

Dear readers, For all of us, these days are really challenging. We are facing a crisis where no one can…

IFOAM EU’s General Assembly is going digital!

On 30 June 2020 IFOAM EU will host its 10th General Assembly. At this biannual meeting, IFOAM EU’s membership reviews…
05/04/2020
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Saying Goodbye to Isabella Lang

After almost 3 years at IFOAM EU, we are saying goodbye to IFOAM EU Policy Coordinator Isabella Lang, who will…
13/03/2020
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Welcome note March 2020

Dear readers, From 17 to 20 February, the 2020 edition of BIOFACH took place in Nuremberg, Germany. With about 300…
20/02/2020
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IFOAM EU members now have access to member-only information on the new IFOAM EU member extranet

We have launched our new IFOAM EU member extranet. IFOAM EU members will now be able to access the new member…

Farmers group goes international - 14 February 2020, Nuremberg, Germany

We were glad to welcome our colleagues from the international IFOAM Farmers group (INOFO) at our annual breakfast IFOAM EU…
11/02/2020
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Next generation of organic leadership graduates at Biofach 2020 - June 2019-February 2020

IFOAM EU’s Silvia Schmidt and Isabella Lang participated to the Organic Leadership Course June (OLC) 2019 – February 2020. The…

PRESS RELEASE: Organic movement at the helm of two Civil Dialogue Groups

BRUSSELS, 16 OCTOBER 2019 – Yesterday, IFOAM EU President Jan Plagge was re-elected as Chair of the Civil Dialogue Group…
14/06/2019
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Policy workshop at the meeting of IFOAM EU’s Interest Group of Organic Farmers from 11-13 June 2019 in Kutná Hora, Czechia

The spring edition of the Farmers Interest Group meeting took place in the heart of Czechia, in Kutná Hora. IFOAM…

Are you an expert on plant protection products and/or fertilisers? - Join the new IFOAM EU expert group!

A call for experts is now open to join an IFOAM EU expert group on Plant Protection Products and Fertilisers.…
 
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