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23/12/2022
Food policy

Large share of EU funds available to promote sustainable agriculture in 2023 

On 16 December 2022, the European Commission has adopted the 2023 Annual Work Programme on the promotion of agricultural products.…

All CAP Strategic Plans approved, just like Parliament’s report on long-term vision for rural areas 

On 13 December, the European Commission approved the last national Common Agricultural Policy’s (CAP) Strategic Plan and the European Parliament…
07/12/2022
Events

Businesses discuss organic market, regenerative and more

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, business active in and interested in organic met again in…

Bold pesticide reduction plan faces attack on Saturday

BRUSSELS, 6 DECEMBER 2022 – EU plans to cut pesticide use and risk by half and protect the most sensitive…

Commission proposal on the certification of carbon removals leaves crucial questions unanswered

BRUSSELS, 30 NOVEMBER 2022 – The Commission’s proposal on the certification of carbon removals touches on important aspects like the…

Green claims: better methodologies to assess environmental performance of food & textiles products

BRUSSELS, 29 NOVEMBER 2022 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes news about the Commission’s decision to postpone the publication of the…

Press conference: EU pesticide reduction under fierce attack

In June 2022, the EU Commission presented a legislative proposal on the “sustainable use of plant protection products” (SUR), which…

Welcome note November 2022

Dear reader,  I am happy to welcome you to this year’s last edition of our newsletter. I am proud to…
24/11/2022
Events

Preview of events

This year’s meeting of companies active in and interested in organic will take a deep-dive into a variety of topics…

‘Way forward in organic plant health care strategies’ Conference, 17-18 November 2022, online

On 17 & 18 November, IFOAM Organics Europe, BÖLW and JKI Institüte organised an online conference on the ‘Way forward…
23/11/2022
Events

Review of events

On 8 July 2022, the first ClieNFarms public policy workshop, organised by IFOAM Organics Europe, took place online. The workshop…
23/11/2022
Events

XXIV Premios Internacionales a la Investigación y Defensa en Producción Ecológica “Andrés Núñez de Prado”

We are happy and proud to announce that the contest “Andrés y Francisco Nuñez de Prado” organized by Nuñez de…
18/11/2022
Events GMOs

GMO-free Europe Event held at the European Parliament to take a stand discuss the European Commission's new NGT legislative proposal

The European Commission announced a new legislative proposal for so-called ‘Novel Genomic Techniques’ in the second quarter of 2023. This…
17/11/2022
Events

Last chance to join organic sector’s signature event for companies involved & interested in organic

This year’s meeting of companies active in and interested in organic will take a deep-dive into a variety of topics…

Representing organic at Bucharest Leaders’ Summit – The role of organic in the EU Green Deal 

On 10 November 2022, our Director Eduardo Cuoco joined the Bucharest Leaders’ Summit via livestream. During a session on sustainable…

Sustainability labels, ”sustainable or not? That’s the question!” 

In the current food environment, labels are crucial to provide consumers with information to help them make the sustainable choice.…

Changes in regulation on recognition of control authorities & bodies for the purpose of import of organic products into the EU

While the EU Organic Regulation 2018/848 has been in force since the start of the year, implementing regulation that specify…

Sustainability labelling for food: one day to understand all about it

The European Commission is expected to reveal their proposal for a Regulation on Substantiating Green Claims based on the Product…
13/10/2022
Events GMOs

Save the Date: GMO-Free Europe Event 2022 - 17 November

We invite you to join us for a GMO-free Europe event at the European Parliament to discuss the European Commission’s…
30/09/2022
Vision

They make it happen! Helping young graduates get in touch with the practical organic world 

Organic contributes to promoting and delivering healthy and sustainable diets. This is part of our Vision 2030 set out and…
29/09/2022
Food policy

Political Hotspot - September 2022

September is the month of the first informal meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture in Prague, Czech Republic. The Czech…

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
Labelling

New position paper on sustainability labelling & the Planet-score

IFOAM Organics Europe published its new position paper on “Sustainability labelling & the Planet-score”. Political context This position paper comes…
29/09/2022
Events

SmartAgriHubs final event: 26-28 September, Lison, Portugal

SmartAgriHubs is coming to an end this year and had its final event in Lisbon from 26 to 28 September.…
28/09/2022
Events

SAVE THE DATE - IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business: 30 November, Brussels, Belgium

On 30th November, IFOAM Organics Europe will organise the 5th edition of IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business. During this event…

Preview of events

This year’s edition of the Organic Innovation Days, the only EU event on organic and agroecological research and innovation, will…
27/09/2022
Events

Organic Innovation Days 2022: 11-12 October, Flanders and Brussels, Belgium

This year’s edition of the Organic Innovation Days, the only EU event on organic and agroecological research and innovation, will…

Updates on pesticides and recycled nutrients: Regulation (SUR), statistics and data

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomed the Commission’s proposal on the revision of the Sustainable Use of pesticides Regulation (SUR). It could…
26/09/2022
CAP

CAP updates: Nine Strategic Plans approved, new derogations, feedback performance framework and future CAP network

Approval of CAP 2023-2027 Strategic Plans: Where are we now? Nine CAP national Strategic Plans out of 27 have been…

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…

Watch the EU Organic Awards ceremony, tomorrow 23/9, 10:00

Tomorrow, Friday 23 September, there will be the second edition of the EU Organic Day, established by the European Commission…

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…
13/09/2022
Vision

Help us show that organic is a front-runner in transforming food & farming

To make our shared Vision for organic in 2030 a reality, we collect European initiatives that are transforming EU food…
09/09/2022
Events

SANA exhibition in Bologna: 8-9 September, Bologna, Italy

Our Director, Eduardo Cuoco, colleagues were at the SANA exhibition in Bologna on 8-9 September to meet our Italian members…
09/09/2022
EU Organic Day

EU Organic Day in two weeks – Join us (online) on 23/9

In two weeks, the European organic movement will have its time to shine at the EU Organic Day. Let’s use…
06/09/2022
Events

Organic and You(th): Re-imagining the future of food

We are facing a global climate and biodiversity crises and a war in Europe. It seems discouraging. However, at the…
18/08/2022
CAP

CAP updates: Status Strategic Plans, new derogations, feedback performance framework and future CAP network

Approval of CAP 2023-2027 Strategic Plans: Where are we now? During the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council configuration (AGRIFISH) meeting…
11/08/2022
Events

Natexpo 2022: Don’t miss the reunion in Lyon! 18-20 September

Natexpo, the international trade show for organic products, is returning to Eurexpo (Lyon) from 18 to 20 September 2022. With…
04/08/2022
Events

TP Organics’ Science Day: 29 July, Nuremberg, Germany

TP Organics’ Science Day 2022 at BIOFACH’s summer edition was dedicated to digital technology for local and small-scale processing. Eduardo…
03/08/2022
Events

BIOFACH’s summer edition: Inspiring sessions and meeting the sector: 26-29 July 2022, Nurimberg, Germany

The most important yearly appointment of the organic movement worldwide, BIOFACH took place again in person on 26-29 July 2022.…

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…

Welcome note June 2022 Newsletter

Dear readers, Summer has arrived all over Europe and harvesting season is upon us. Summer mood is not slowing down…

Political hotspot June 2022 Newsletter

On 22 June, the European Commission published two important legislative proposals related to the implementation of the Farm to Fork…

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…

IFOAM Organics Europe launches a guideline on the use of Flavourings in Organic Food

One of the new EU Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848’s novelties is the restriction of the use of natural flavourings in…

EU Organic Day approaches: Share your initiative, we will give it visibility - 23 September 2022

EU Organic Day is just around the corner, and we are looking forward to celebrating its first fully fledged edition…
27/06/2022
Events

Are you under 40 and interested in organic? Join the first European Organic Youth Event 31/8-1/9, Frick, Switzerland

Are you under 40 and active in the organic supply chain? Or have an interest in organic? Get ready as…
24/06/2022
Events

Join us at BIOFACH 2022, 26-29 July 2022, Nürnberg, Germany

The most important yearly appointment of the organic movement, BIOFACH,  takes place on 26-29 July 2022 in Nürnberg, Germany. This…
 
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