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Welcome note September 2022 Newsletter - EU Organic Day and EU Organic Awards

23 September was a day of celebrations! Besides the autumn equinox, it was the second edition of EU Organic Day.…
29/09/2022
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Review of events

TP Organics’ Science Day 2022 at BIOFACH’s summer edition was dedicated to digital technology for local and small-scale processing. Eduardo…
29/09/2022
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IFOAM Organics Europe members, do you wonder how we spend your membership fee?

As part of a membership organisation, it is normal to pay a fee. As this can sometimes get a bit…
27/09/2022
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Worrying step to deregulating GMOs: EU Agriculture Commissioner says “no controversy about direction” among EU Agricultural Ministers

The recent Informal meeting of the EU Ministers of Agriculture set a worrying tone for the political agenda regarding Genetically…

Celebrating organic practices throughout the supply chain - Winners of the EU Organic Awards

BRUSSELS, 23 SEPTEMBER 2022 – Today, on EU Organic Day, representatives of a pan-European collaboration handed out the first EU…

20-years of IFOAM Organics Europe in Brussels – Re-live the celebration 

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

EU Organic Awards - Get to know the finalists

BRUSSELS, 20 JULY 2022 – Today, the finalists for the first annual EU organic awards have been announced. 24 are…

June newsletter: measuring pesticides, new GMOs, and more!

We just published our June newsletter and it’s rich in updates and information on the hottest organic topics! Not sure…

Preview of events

Pesticides threaten our food and farming systems.They kill pollinators like bees, reduce the quality of soils, endanger the health of…

Review of events

We were thrilled, after two years of digital events, to meet again at the 2022 European Organic Congress. Below you find…
27/06/2022
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Public consultation on new genomic techniques still ongoing + Member briefing

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

A more organic future: ten take-aways of the European Organic Congress 2022

We were thrilled, after two years of digital events, to meet again at the 2022 European Organic Congress. Below you…

Relive our 20-years anniversary reception

Last month, more than 100 people representing the European organic supply chain and movement, consisting of farmers, processors, retailers, certifiers,…

European organic movement stands in solidarity with Ukrainian organic farmers at European Organic Congress

BORDEAUX, FRANCE, 16 JUNE 2022 – Today, ahead of the start of the European Organic Congress 2022, the Ukrainian organic…

Member States should enhance support for organic farming in CAP Strategic Plans in line with Commission's observations

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 7 JUNE 2022 – Over the past days, the organic food and farming movement sent letters to national…

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…

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…
03/05/2022
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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…

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…

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…

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…
16/03/2022
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No risk assessment and labelling for eggs and hens of genetically modified origin?

Following an EU Commission statement, it can be concluded that eggs and laying hens that originate from genetically engineered hens…

Learn about organic textiles & the EU Regulation on the pesticides in our member-only webinars

We continue our “Let’s Discuss Organic!” series of member-only webinars. Join experts from our team and network and discuss hot…
14/03/2022
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Volunteering at IFOAM Organics Europe: Team work and discovering Belgium

Hello, my name is Rico and in September I started working at IFOAM Organics Europe as one of the ESC…

Members can now get inspired for EU Organics Day & learn about EU Organic Awards

On 10 March, we held a webinar to inform the movement about the EU Organic Awards and inspire our members…
11/03/2022
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The Year of organics Organics toolkit – Celebrate with us

This year, the European organic movement will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Together with IFOAM – Organics International’s 50th and IFOAM Asia’s 10th anniversary, 2022 will…

Organic Movement calls for increased support for organic farming in CAP Strategic Plans to achieve Farm to Fork's targets

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 3 March 2022 – Today, the organic food and farming movement published its assessment of the support for…

European organic movement rejoices awards for organic

BRUSSELS, 18 FEBRUARY 2022 – Today, the European Commission, IFOAM Organics Europe, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European…
15/02/2022
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New organic data: Growth continued in 2020 but policy support on statistics and CAP essential to reach EU targets

BRUSSELS, 15 FEBRUARY 2022 – Today, the Research Institute on Organic Agriculture (FiBL) published their yearly statistics on organic in…
03/02/2022
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Share our vacancies: HR Consultant and Communications Coordinator

We are recruiting. Are you experienced in Communications? Or in HR? Check out our opportunities HR Consultant (Part-time, remote) Degree…
02/02/2022
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New GMOs: What’s next for Europe & state-of-play legislative process

As covered in previous editions of our newsletter, the European Commission has been moving forward with plans to create a…
02/02/2022
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Help us celebrate our birthday and the Year of Organics

This year, we will are celebrating our 20th anniversary. Together with IFOAM – Organics International’s 50th and IFOAM Asia’s 10th…
20/01/2022
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Reminder: IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business 2021 available for members!

Did you miss IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business 2021? Access the event recordings is available to our member on IFOAM Organics Europe…
18/01/2022
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Volunteering at IFOAM Organics Europe: Personal development through international experience

Through the experience that JINT gives me at IFOAM Organics Europe and in the city of Brussels, I am getting…
17/12/2021
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Hiring now - Colleagues for our Project & Fundraising, Events & Membership, and Communication team

IFOAM Organics Europe is seeking three self-motivated and responsible people to join our Project & Fundraising, Events & Membership, and Communication…
16/12/2021
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Happy holidays from IFOAM Organics Europe

IFOAM Organics Europe wishes you caring, healthy, ecological, and fair holidays! May 2022 be bright, peaceful, inspiring, healthy, united, joyous,…

Preview of events

Next year, the European organic movement will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Together with IFOAM – Organics International’s 50th and IFOAM…
14/12/2021
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Commission event: Can New Genetic Engineering Techniques (NGETs) be sustainable?

The European Commission invited stakeholders, public officials, and politicians for a high-level event to discuss their plans to launch new…
12/12/2021
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Celebrating 20 years of IFOAM Organics Europe in the Year of Organics throughout 2022, across Europe

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

Parliament approves disappointing new CAP - Organic needs environmentally ambitious national CAP Strategic Plans

BRUSSELS, 23 November 2021 – Today, the European Parliament’s Plenary adopted the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) (2023-2027) Regulation with…

Organic movement warns of insufficient ambition in CAP Strategic Plans

BRUSSELS, 18 November 2021 – Today, the organic food and farming movement published an evaluation of measures and budgets to support organic agriculture in Members States’ draft CAP Strategic Plans (CAP SPs). The analysis, based on organic farmers associations’ feedback…

Welcome note October 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, Autumn has reached Europe, and unlike nature at this time of year, our work is not slowing down.…

Need inspiration communicating organic’s benefits? Members can check our updated arguments

In spring this year, we asked our membership to help us improve our database of organic’s benefits. Based on your…
 
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