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Civil society, farmers and business organizations: Vice-President Timmermans, don't deregulate GM crops & animals

BRUSSELS, 30 MARCH 2021 – Today, a large coalition of 162 civil society, farmers and business organisations calls on Vice…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes new Organic Action Plan

BRUSSELS, 25 MARCH 2021 – The organic food and farming movement welcomes today’s publication of the European Organic Action Plan…

New router database connects Member States’ organic seed databases

A long-awaited solution for seed suppliers, European organic farmers, and national authorities arrived. The new router database will increase the…
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…

“Wir haben es satt!” alliance : Use the election year to vote out an agricultural policy that is harmful to farmers, animals and the environment

This press release was first published by Wir Haben Es Satt! Agriculture change alliance (“We are fed up!”) demands sustainable…
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…

CAP ‘reform’: Parliament's small steps not good enough for a green transformation of food and farming

BRUSSELS, 23 OCTOBER 2020 – This week, Members of the European Parliament voted on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and Agriculture Ministers reached an…
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…

Organic Movement calls on MEPs to align the CAP with the Green Deal ambitions

IFOAM Organics Europe has sent a press release to all Members of the European Parliament as they are voting on…
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…

First open source detection test for a gene-edited GM crop

This press release was first published by Greenpeace EU Brussels, 07 SEPTEMBER 2020 – Greenpeace, together with other non-governmental organisations,…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes public consultation on new EU Organic Action Plan and additional time to finalize new organic rules

BRUSSELS, 4 SEPTEMBER 2020 – The organic food and farming movement welcomes the announcement today by the Commission that the…
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…

March for agricultural reforms opens three days of protest at the informal agriculture council in Koblenz (Germany)

Koblenz/Brussels, 30 August 2020 – Protestors rallied in the city of Koblenz at the start of three days of protest accompanying the informal EU agriculture…

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…

PRESS RELEASE: Organic is part of the solution, speakers of European Organic Congress agree

BRUSSELS, 3 JULY 2020 – High-level speakers from the European Commission, European Parliament and the German Presidency of the EU…
01/07/2020
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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…
28/05/2020
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Joint Press Release: YOUR LAND, MY LAND, OUR LAND: Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe and Central Asia releases access to land handbook

Today the Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe and Central Asia (Nyéléni ECA) launches a practical tool to support and…

Press Release: IFOAM EU welcomes landmark decision to put organic at the heart of future European food system

BRUSSELS, 20 MAY 2020 – IFOAM EU welcomes the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork (F2F) strategies and the target…

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…

PRESS RELEASE: IFOAM EU calls for a target of 20% organic land in the EU

BRUSSELS, 13 FEBRUARY 2020 – As the European Commission is expected to release the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies,…

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…

PRESS RELEASE - Taxation can be a tool towards true cost accounting according to new study

BOLZANO, ITALY, 10 APRIL 2019 – Conventional potato cultivation in Germany costs €1298/hectare in ground water pollution alone. For organic…

PRESS RELEASE: The organic movement calls for a more ambitious CAP reform

BRUSSELS, 2 APRIL 2019 – The organic movement regrets the limited ambition of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee on the…

IFOAM EU welcomes the European Court of Justice decision that new genetic engineering techniques will be regulated as GMOs

BRUSSELS, 25 JULY 2018 – The organic food and farming movement welcomes the decision of the European Court of Justice…

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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