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21/12/2023
Events

Events calendar 2024

Members of IFOAM Organics Europe will find numerous opportunities to participate, exchange knowledge, and connect at the organic events scheduled…

A model organic restaurant in the heart of Vienna - meet Luftburg - Kolarik im Prater, best 2023 organic restaurant/food service winner 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12 May! *** …

Political Hotspot December 2023

With an eye on next year’s elections, the EU institutions have geared up work on many important dossiers. But rushing…
14/12/2023
GMOs

The hidden dangers of NGTs in the EU: key takeaways from our 30/11/2023 press conference

These videos were recorded during a press conference held by IFOAM Organics Europe on 30/11/2023, urging Members of the European…
13/12/2023
Events

Review of events

The Spanish Presidency of the European Union put a spotlight on rural areas and agricultural resilience during a High-level Rural…
11/12/2023
Events

Preview of events

Are you an organic farmers or SME managers who is involved in: Join the webinar “Entrepreneurship in the organic seeds…

Online platform for practitioners launching on 8 February 2024

Exciting news! As proud partner of the Horizon Europe project EU-FarmBook, we are excited to announce the launch of the…

Entrepreneurship in the organic seeds and breeding sector

Are you an organic farmers or SME managers who is involved in: Join the webinar “Entrepreneurship in the organic seeds…
08/12/2023
Events

Weed control in organic arable farms

On 7 December, more than 88 participants attended our webinar Weed control in organic farming – value and risks of…
08/12/2023
GMOs

Can we (gene) edit our way to sustainable agriculture?

We argue “No”. NGTs, so called New Genomic Techniques, are touted as making agriculture more sustainable by tweaking individual traits…

Fostering EU-international cooperation in research & innovation to transform agri-food systems

Right before the EU’s annual Agricultural Outlook conference, TP Organics held its event EU-international cooperation in research & innovation to…
02/12/2023
EU Organic Day

Where tradition meets new technologies – Farmers who won EU Organic Awards 2023

From GPS-systems to digital maps to humidity sensors , the winners of the EU Organic Awards for “Best Organic Farmer”…
01/12/2023
Events

IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business 2023: Connecting the organic industry 

Held on 30 November, in Brussels, Belgium, the IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business proved to be a key gathering for…

Policymakers should respect organic movement's choice not to use NGTs

BRUSSELS, 30 NOVEMBER 2023 – Speaking at an online press conference this morning, Jan Plagge, President of IFOAM Organics Europe,…
28/11/2023
Climate change

Parliament votes on Carbon Removal Certification Framework: Cautious welcome

The European Parliament’s Plenary has voted on their position on the Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF). IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes…
28/11/2023
CAP

European Commission launches technical workshops gathering input for new CAP

While the new CAP’s first year of implementation is finishing, the European Commission is intensively working to prepare the CAP…

European Parliament rejects Sustainable Use of Pesticides Regulation (SUR)

On 22 November, the plenary of the European Parliament voted to reject the proposal of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides…

Sprouting discontent: organic movement regrets European Parliament's failure to pesticides reduction

BRUSSELS, 22 NOVEMBER 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe regrets the European Parliament’s inability to agree on a pesticides reduction regulation. …

First CORE Organic translational call to increase collaboration & funding

With ambitious targets set for organic in the EU Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy’s targets, it is crucial to build…
16/11/2023
EU Organic Day

“Green” cultural capital – Vienna awarded “Best Organic City” at EU Organic Awards 2023 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…
13/11/2023
EU Organic Day

“Fit for 2027” - the Best Organic Region set the targets high  

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…

We can't eat promises! Good Food Good Farming protest

On 8th November, our staff members took part to Good Food Good Farming’s protest in front of the EU Parliament.…
09/11/2023
Events

Join IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business 2023!

Get ready for a day of insightful discussions, networking, and organic inspiration at the upcoming IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business…
08/11/2023
EU Organic Day

The organic estate that opened its doors to consumers - meet Gut Wulksfelde, Best Organic Food Retailer of the EU Organic Awards 2023  

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…
06/11/2023
EU Organic Day

Producing food that feeds the body and nourishes the soul – meet The Merry Mill, best organic SME winner of the EU Organic Awards 2023 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12 May! *** …
02/11/2023
EU Organic Day

Europe's best organic district in the Portuguese countryside – the story of Idanha-a-Nova 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…

Commission President, ensure a framework for Sustainable Food Systems

The current EU Commission promised to transition to more sustainable, healthier, and affordable diets. This is both their commitment to…
30/10/2023
EU Organic Day

5th generation farmer from Kastoria, Greece, is awarded best organic farmer (male) of the European Organic Awards 2023 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…
29/10/2023
Events

Let’s Liberate Diversity Forum to promote more diverse food systems

The annual Let’s Liberate Diversity Forum has established itself as an important event for those passionate about seeds and agrobiodiversity.…
25/10/2023
EU Organic Day

Where tradition meets new technologies - the best organic farmer Clara Benito Pacheco  

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes progress on pesticides reduction negotiations

BRUSSELS, 24 OCTOBER 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes the vote today of the European Parliament Environment Committee on the…

European Parliament should uphold ban for all NGTs in organic in rapporteur's report

BRUSSELS, 19 OCTOBER 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe, the voice for organic food and farming in Europe, is strongly against…

Baking soda more dangerous than synthetic pesticides? - EU decision-makers on the brink of endorsing deceptive pesticide metrics

16 OCTOBER 2023, BRUSSELS, PARIS, BERLIN, VIENNA – As the Council opens negotiations today on ‘Targets and Indicators’ the European…
15/10/2023
GMOs

Policy process of new EU legislation on “New Genomic Techniques” in full motion – Organic movement needs to be on high alert 

After the publication of the legislative proposal on so-called “New Genomic Techniques”, the policy process in the European Union institutions…
12/10/2023
Food policy

Advocating for transformative minimum standards in public canteens

On 10 October, representatives of local and national governments attended ‘Promoting Social Innovation through public canteens’ where a class from…

Baking Soda more dangerous than Glyphosate & Co.?

Invitation to Online Press Conference 16 October 9:00 AM CEST Join us on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83162329706?pwd=WkRFOTFuRVFFYitEdkRzcFNoYTArZz09Meeting ID: 831 6232 9706Passcode: 284856 BRUSSELS,…

Celebrating life – a few highlights from th September 2023 Newsletter!  

Recently we issued the last edition of our newsletter. Wondering why it’s interesting for you? We have prepared a quick…
05/10/2023
Events

Three-day journey through organic – Report about European Organic Congress 2023

Co-organised by IFOAM Organics Europe and Ecovalia, the 2023 European Organic Congress brought together key EU and Spanish policymakers in…

Organic Innovating Sustainable Food Systems: Ten take-aways of the European Organic Congress 2023

In a month dedicated to harvesting the fruits of our labour – in the fields and at the EU Organic Day & Awards –…

8 winners of EU Organic Awards highlight organic's excellence

25 SEPTEMBER 2023, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Today, the eight winners of the second edition of the EU Organic Awards were…

Political hotspot

The EU’s State of the Union (SOTEU), a moment during which the Commission President reflects upon past achievements and lays…

Citizen-driven transformation of EU food systems, FoodSHIFT2030 policy conference

Citizen-driven transformation of EU food systems is the title of FoodSHIFT2030’s final policy conference. As IFOAM Organics Europe, we host…
20/09/2023
Events

Review of events

On 7 September, the 10th GMO free Europe conference gathered policymakers, scientists, farmers, and representatives of the organic and the…
20/09/2023
Events

Preview of events

The countdown has begun! In less than a week we will have our 17th European Organic Congress – it will…
20/09/2023
Events

We’re counting down to the European Organic Congress, 26-28 September 2023 Cordoba, Spain 

The countdown has begun! In less than a week we will have our 17th European Organic Congress – it will…

IFOAM Organics Europe at SANA exhibition - 7-8 September 2023, Bologna, Italy

On 7-8 September, IFOAM Organics Europe’s Director Eduardo Cuoco was present at the 35th International exhibition of organic and natural…

Discuss citizen-driven transformation of European food systems at the Organic Innovation Days 

On 25-26 October the annual Organic Innovation Days 2023 are taking place in Brussels themed ‘Citizen-driven transformation of European food…
13/09/2023
Events

Nordic leaders will debate "Future of organic" in Malmö

The “industry festival” for organic and sustainable food and drink is back in Malmö, Sweden. With the very best choice…
11/09/2023
Events GMOs

GMO-free Europe conference - 7 September 2023

On 7 September, the 10th GMO free Europe conference gathered policymakers, scientists, farmers, and representatives of the organic and the…
 
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