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24 finalists highlight excellent examples of EU organic from field to fork

Read this news item in German (by BioPress), Spanish & Catalan (by Bio Eco Actual). BRUSSELS, 19 JULY 2024 –…

Welcome back, Ms von der Leyen. EU organic looks forward to continue transforming our rural areas & food systems

BRUSSELS, 18 JULY 2024 – The European organic movement congratulates Ursula von der Leyen on her re-election as President of…
13/06/2024
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Join our Brussels team: 5 exciting placements open

IFOAM Organics Europe is excited to announce a call for 4 enthusiastic young volunteers from the European Solidarity Corps (ESC)…

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
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General Assembly 2024: Register now & agenda available 

We would like to inform our members that the General Assembly’s (GA) agenda is now published on the member’s extranet…

ECOSCORE: organic farming organisations reach an agreement ending legal procedures with ADEME, YUKA and its partners [EN+FR versions]

[French version below] BRUSSELS, PARIS, 4 JUNE 2024 – “In January 2023, the European federation of organic agriculture (IFOAM ORGANICS…
03/06/2024
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Saying goodbye to our colleagues

Selene Capalbo  After 5 months in our communications team, Selene is leaving IFOAM Organics Europe to continue building her experience…

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…

Invitation to Council members to strategy workshop 

We are pleased to invite (y)our national representative(s) to take part in IFOAM Organics Europe’s internal strategy workshop physically on…
27/05/2024
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We need your help on improving our services 

We want to better meet your needs as IFOAM Organics Europe member. Help us do this by sharing how you…
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…

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…
10/04/2024
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Welcome Note April 2024

Dear readers, Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter. Already in February’s special newsletter, we highlighted European farmers’ grievances…
09/04/2024
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Calling all IFOAM Organics Europe’s members: Your voices shape our future – General Assembly on 20 June 2024

We are pleased to invite IFOAM Organics Europe’s members to this year’s virtual General Assembly (GA) on 20 June 2024,…

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…
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.…

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…

Preview of events

On 14-15 April, Joanna Wierzbicka, our Deputy Director will be attending Natural & Organic Products Expo (NOPEX) at ExCeL, London…
22/03/2024
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Share your membership experience with us: your feedback matters!

Do you have any feedback about the membership services we provide as IFOAM Organics Europe? Or maybe about our activities,…
20/03/2024
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Want to learn more about IFOAM Organics Europe’s present, past and future work? Have a look at our 2024 prospectus!

IFOAM Organics Europe is the European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming. With almost 200 members in 34 European…

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”.…

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…
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…
01/03/2024
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Explaining IFOAM Organics Europe’s work in two pages – Updated prospectus

In the first quarter of 2024, we updated our prospectus, a short overview of our activities and accomplishments over the…

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…

NGT vote a step backward for biosafety that nonetheless safeguards the possibility for traceability and national "coexistence" measures

BRUSSELS, 07 FEBRUARY 2024 – Today the European Parliament voted on the legislative proposal on so-called “New Genomic Techniques” (NGTs).…

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,…

IFOAM Organics Europe calls on MEPs to postpone plenary vote on NGTs as ENVI Committee vote leaves many issues unsolved

BRUSSELS, 24 JANUARY 2024 – Today, the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI Committee) voted on the…

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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