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First list of control bodies recognised for compliance published

The first list of control bodies (CBs) recognised for compliance regarding imports from third countries was published in the EU’s…

Read our June newsletter! Here's what you can expect.

We just published our latest newsletter, the last one before the European elections and the summer break. Wondering what’s in…

Political Hotspot June 2024

Ongoing farmers’ protests highlight the need to address concerns about unfair pricing and competition in European agriculture. The objectives laid…

Welcome Note June 2024

Dear reader,   Welcome to our last newsletter edition before the EU elections and summer break. In only a few days…
04/06/2024
GMOs Seeds

New genomic techniques, what comes up? 

Despite significant political pressure to reach an agreement among the EU institutions before the European elections in June 2024, the…

EU Organic Day is coming up - Get ready to be visible on/around 23 September 2024

On 23 September 2024 Europe will celebrate its 4th EU Organic Day! We call on the European organic movement to get…

NGOs call for climate action & fair agrifood systems – 31 May; 1 June & throughout October 

On 31 May, the NGOs who are part of the Good Food Good Farming coalition gathered in Brussels for its…

Civil dialogue group about plant protection products & imports 

On 24 May, the European Commission held a Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on organic farming. While the many stakeholder present…
17/05/2024
CAP

CAP “simplification”: Missed opportunity fails to answer farmers’ demands

Following farmers’ protests, the European Commission proposed a Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform which has now been approved in votes…

Technical workshops future CAP – From food security to solidarity & rural areas

On 16-17 May 2024 the European Commission organised the last technical workshop for Solidarity and Rural Communities in the next…

10 more days for organic excellence to apply to the EU Organic Awards - 12 May!

Applications for the third edition of the EU Organic Awards will close next week Sunday on 12 May 2024. Does one immediately…
02/05/2024
Seeds

Plant Reproductive Material Regulation legislation could advance organic plant breeding

On 24 April, the European Parliament voted on the Plant Reproductive Material Regulation (PRM) legislation. Members of the European Parliament…

Organic movement meets Commission President Ursula von der Leyen 

On 26 April, IFOAM Organics Europe met with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for a discussion on the…

Soil health and global food security – Organic & biocontrol’s contribution 

On 25 April 2024, high-level experts and policymakers deliberated the different areas regarding biocontrol, organic soil health and research and…

Vote on CAP simplification, a missed opportunity for farmers & citizens

BRUSSELS, 24 APRIL 2024 – Today’s vote in the European Parliament simplifying certain Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rules will not…

EU Parliament advances organic plant breeding with new PRM legislation vote

BRUSSELS, 24 APRIL 2024 – Today’s vote on the Plant Reproductive Material Regulation (PRM) legislation could contribute to a balanced regulation…

Soil health and global food security: Research & innovation for biological inputs

Policies for and investment in research and innovation (R&I) that contribute to transforming food and farming are key to achieve…

Get inspired by excellent examples carrying out organic’s values

In recent years, the European Union has developed a long-term strategy to become climate neutral: the EU Green Deal. Among…

New members-only sessions: (mis)use of regenerative & positioning organic to various political audiences

We are thrilled to announce new sessions in our  member-exclusive webinar series ‘Let’s Discuss Organic’. On 26 April we will…
05/04/2024
Food policy

How school canteens can support a healthy, just, and sustainable European food system

On 12 March, three inspiring speakers showed how school canteens can change and integrate sustainability criteria –in urban, rural and…
04/04/2024
CAP

A CAP simplification without vision – Farmers and organic sector’s demands left behind

On 15 March the Commission unveiled its long-awaited proposal to review the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to further support farmers.…
04/04/2024
Food policy

Only two more months to apply for EU funds to promote organic food & farming 

Are you a trade or inter-trade organisation in an EU country? Are you working with or promoting organic products? You…

Apply to be the next winner of the European Organic Awards 2024!  

Applications for the third edition of the EU Organic Awards will close on 12 May 2024. If you know of…

Research call to tackle sound digitalisation for agriculture & food systems open

The 2024 ICT-AGRI-FOOD Joint Call is officially open for proposals that will contribute “Towards transformation of agri-food systems for the…
31/03/2024
CAP

Launch of organic farmers subgroup on post-2027 Common Agricultural Policy

Our Interest Group of Organic Farmers (IGOF) launched its subgroup on the post-2027 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). While the current…

Nature restoration in jeopardy – Member States’ Environment Ministers endanger another EU law

After reaching a trilogue agreement on the Nature Restoration Law last November, adoption of a piece of European Union legislation…

Organics Europe's stance on Member State's efforts to delay anti-deforestation law (EUDR)

Some EU Member States, spearheaded by Austria and endorsed by Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden, are trying to weaken…

Research call ‘Fostering agroecology at farm & landscape levels’ open

The new European Research & Innovation Partnership AGROECOLOGY has launched its first call “Fostering agroecology at farm and landscape levels”.…

Proposal integrated Plant Reproductive Material Regulation improves after Parliament’s inputs

The EU is revising legislation on plant reproductive material, such as seeds, cuttings, trees, roots, tubers, and clones. Currently, rules…

Organic movement starts mapping needs & priorities for research and innovation policies 

Titled “Next steps to sustainable food systems”, TP Organics started its consultation process to identify what the organic movement and…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes AGRI Committee vote on Plant Reproductive Material

BRUSSELS, 19 MARCH 2024 – The European organic movement considers today’s vote on the Plant Reproductive Material Regulation (PRM) legislation an…

IFOAM Organics Europe regrets a CAP simplification without vision 

BRUSSELS, 15 MARCH 2024 – IFOAM Organics Europe warns that the CAP simplification proposal presented today by the Commission is…

Insights in international trade for EU and third country operators

On Monday 11 March, the European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC) and IFOAM Organics Europe united experts providing insights into two…
07/03/2024
CAP

Organic movement’s voice in the Civil Dialogue Group on Environment, Climate and the CAP

As IFOAM Organics Europe, our members and experts regularly advise and discuss policy options with the Commission and other stakeholders…

OrganicAdviceNetwork project, the first Europe-wide network for organic advisors, starting soon!

As the EU Farm-to-Fork Strategy aims to achieve 25% of organic farmland in the EU by 2030, new organic farmers…

New faces and new projects in the Research & Innovation Unit 

A new year means new research and innovation (R&I) projects! Several new Horizon Europe projects in which IFOAM Organics Europe…

Green claims: organic movement applauds renewed recognition of PEF's shortcomings for agrifood

BRUSSELS, 14 FEBRUARY 2024 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes today’s vote on green claims as it underscores the limitations of…

Statement of support for Spanish organic producers in their denunciation of a French politician's statement seeking to pit organic farmers from different countries against one another

IFOAM Organics Europe fully supports Spanish organic producers in their denounciation of a French politician’s statement seeking to pit organic…

February 2024 Newsletter - Multilingual Edition

Read this Special Newsletter in BG, CZ, DA , DE, ES, EN, FR, HU, IT, LT, NL, PL, PT, RO, UA Dear reader,Welcome to 2024! As we usher in the new year and an EU…

Organic farmers call for fair prices and recognition of public goods delivery

BRUSSELS, 1 FEBRUARY 2024 – As thousands of organic farmers have joined protests across Europe, the organic food and farming…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes Strategic Dialogue on the Future of Agriculture

BRUSSELS, 25 JANUARY 2024 – On the occasion of the launch of the strategic dialogue on the future of agriculture,…

Green Claims: Organics Europe highlights Product Environmental Footprint method's shortcomings for agri-food

BRUSSELS, 23 JANUARY 2024 – As compromise amendment negotiations on the Green Claims Directive proposal are taking place within the…
 
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