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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…

First online edition of Organic Innovation Days was a success! 24-25 November, online

On 24-25 November 2020, TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming, held its annual Organic Innovation…
25/11/2020
Seeds

Organic breeders, share your pictures - Use #BreedingABrightFuture on Twitter

#BreedingABrightFuture is LIVESEED’s social media campaign, aiming at raising awareness about the beauty and benefits of organic plant breeding to…

1 million citizens are calling on the Commission: Our forests are in danger, act now!

One million people demand EU law to stop deforestation More than a million people have so far called for a…

RELACS project on track despite Covid-19: First digital annual meeting - 10-12 November, online

The RELACS project’s third annual meeting took place digitally 10-12 November. It demonstrated that research in all work packages is…
12/11/2020
Seeds

Last week to register for the Organic Innovation Days 2020 – Brought to you by TP Organics and LIVESEED - 24-25 November 2020, online

Interested in organic research & innovation to transform food & farming? Interested in organic seed & plant breeding? This is…
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…

Welcome note October 2020 newsletter

Dear readers,  As Board Vice President of IFOAM Organics Europe and prospective member of the TP Organics Steering Committee, it…
28/10/2020
Seeds

LIVESEED: Tools and incentives for the value chain involved in organic seed

According to Article 48 of Regulation EC No 834/2007, the establishment of a national database to list all offered organic seed and…
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 breeders, share your pictures – Use #BreedingABrightFuture on Twitter

#BreedingABrightFuture is LIVESEED’s social media campaign, aiming at raising awareness about the beauty and benefits of organic plant breeding to…

Organic Innovation Days – register now! 24-25 November, online

You can now register for the Organic Innovation Days 2020, the only EU event on research & innovation for organic,…

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…

Save the date: Organic Innovation Days 2020: A cooperation of TP Organics & LIVESEED, 24-25 November 2020, online

For this year’s Organic Innovation Days, TP Organics is partnering with the LIVESEED project, coordinated by IFOAM Organics Europe. Bringing…

Replacement of copper in organic farming – First results of RELACS experiments conducted by ÖMKi

Copper is currently used as a plant protection product (PPP) and/or leaf fertilizer in organic and conventional farming in several…
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…
15/09/2020
Seeds

LIVESEED workshop on vegetative propagating material – Why organic vegetative material has a long way to go compared to organic seeds

Vegetative propagation material such as seed potatoes, rootstocks and cuttings were in the spotlight of a LIVESEED workshop on 10…
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…

Help protecting our forests by demanding deforestation free supply-chains – Together4Forests

Forests and other ecosystems are under pressure worldwide: A total of 13 million hectares are deforested each year and almost…

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…

Farm gate nutrient budgets in organic agriculture

The RELACS project partners issued practical guidelines informing farmers about assessing the main nutrient flows in and out of their…

Request for proposal: Conducting research on pesticide contamination in the environment and pesticide residues in organic food

IFOAM Organics Europe (IFOAM OE) is the European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming. We fight for the adoption…

Request for a meeting re. CAP alignment with the European Green Deal

Brussels, 20th July 2020 To: Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans Subject: Request for a meeting re. CAP alignment with the European…

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…

LIVESEED international workshop identifies top priorities to work towards 100% organic seed

LIVESEED’s international workshop on 25-26 June put the spotlight on North-West Europe and the EU organic regulation’s implementation on organic…

Help us identifying the needs and knowledge gaps in organic fruit growing – Fill out BIOFRUITNET’s questionnaire

Plant protection against pests and diseases is a big issue for organic fruit growers, as fruit is a very sensitive…
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…
03/06/2020
GMOs Seeds

European Patent Office: No patents on conventionally bred varieties

On 14 May 2020, the enlarged board of appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) has released an opinion that…

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…

Organic in the SAPEA report

The recently published Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) report “A sustainable food system for the European Union”…

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…

JOINT LETTER: Measures to support farmers in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

To: Commissioner WojciechowskiCc: Commissioner Sinkevičius and Commission Executive Vice-President TimmermansEuropean CommissionBerlaymont, Rue de la Loi 2001000 – Brussels 1st April…
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…

JOINT LETTER: European Green Deal needs to cut pesticides and switch to agroecology

Brussels, 31 March 2020 To: Executive Vice President TimmermansCc: Commissioners Kyriakides, Wojciechowski and Sinkevičius We are writing to you as…
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…

BIOFACH session on organic seed and organic heterogenous material in the New EU Organic Regulation

On 14 February, IFOAM EU organized a session on Organic Seed and organic heterogenous material in the new EU Organic Regulation at…
 
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