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17/05/2021
About us

Apply to become our new volunteers - ESC call open

We are looking for six motivated volunteers to join our team in Brussels. Are you interested in the European organic…
17/05/2021
Events

Registration for European Organic Congress open

Join our European Organic Congress 2021 ‘Organic’s contribution to the European Green Deal’ from 16-18 June, online, live from Lisbon.…

Welcome note May 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, It is spring, a period I associate with birth and budding blossoms, the energetic execution of gardening plans…
05/05/2021
GMOs

Political hotspot May 2021 newsletter

On Thursday, 29 April, the Commission released their long-awaited in-house study on the ‘status of new genomic techniques under Union…

Our members can now provide feedback to our new internal strategy

We are working on our new internal strategy. To make sure you, our membership, have a say in this, we…
05/05/2021
About us

Hiring now - Colleagues on climate change, the CAP and agriculture, environmental & food policy activities

IFOAM Organics Europe is seeking three self-motivated and responsible people to join our Policy Team: Policy Coordinator on Agriculture and…
04/05/2021
Events

Preview of events

Registration for the European Organic Congress 2021, taking place from 16-18 June, online & live from Lisbon, will open soon!…
04/05/2021
Events

Registration for European Organic Congress opens for members

Registration for the European Organic Congress 2021, taking place from 16-18 June, online & live from Lisbon, will open soon!…
03/05/2021
Seeds

EU Commission presents options to review the common seed legislation

Following a request from Member States in 2019, the Commission has published a study on the options to update the…
03/05/2021
CAP

Co-legislators discussing green architecture

During the trilogue meeting on Friday 30 April, dedicated to the “green architecture” of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the…

[Exclusive for members] “Let’s discuss organic: Organic Regulation” recording available!

The recording of the ‘Let’s discuss organic’ session on the Organic Regulation is now available for our members on our…
30/04/2021
About us

Looking for new volunteers – ESC call to be launched on 17 May

On 17 May, IFOAM Organics Europe will launch a new call for 6 motivated volunteers to join our office in…

Organic movement raises red flag on assumed benefits deregulating new genomic techniques

BRUSSELS, 29 APRIL 2021 – The organic food and farming movement criticises the Commission’s plan to work on a new…
29/04/2021
Events

Review of events

On 18 March, ITAB organised a training on the ration planning tool developed within the OK-Net EcoFeed project, in cooperation…

Coming up for organic operators: Guide on new EU Organic Regulation

New Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 will apply from 1 January 2022. The basic regulation published in June 2018 will be…

Stimulating digital innovations through SmartAgriHubs’ open calls – PREPARE, RESTART & EXPAND

In July 2020, SmartAgriHubs opened the RESTART and EXPAND open calls, assigning up to €5,000,000 funding for Digital Innovation Hubs that are supporting diverse stakeholders in the agri-food economy. On 18 March 2021, SmartAgriHubs announced…

Organic-farmknowledge.org: New information available for organic farmers & advisors

The Organic Farm Knowledge platform provides organic farmers and advisors with practical information. Initially, the platform was set up covering…
26/04/2021
About us

IFOAM Organics Europe General Assembly 2021 - Save the date and register now!

The IFOAM Organics Europe General Assembly 2021 will take place online on Tuesday, 29 June 2021 from 10:00 to 13:00…
23/04/2021
Events

Best Economy Forum: Paving the way to a sustainable future - 20-22 April, online

The “Best Economy Forum” (BEF), an alternative economic summit, took place from Tuesday, 20 April to Thursday, 22 April 2021…
22/04/2021
Farm to Fork

Ten NGO priorities for the European Parliament report on the Farm to Fork strategy

On 20 April, IFOAM Organics Europe was one of 24 non-governmental organisations to co-sign “10 priorities for the Farm to…
22/04/2021
Events

Organic Food Conference on 30 September to 1 October - Save the date!

On 30 September to 1 October 2021, our bi-annual Organic Food Conference (formerly Organic Processing Conference) is foreseen to take…

New Organic Regulation published

The sixth secondary regulation to the new EU Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 has been published. It is Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/642 about labelling…
20/04/2021
Biodiversity

Sign the European Citizens’ Initiative to save bees and farmers!

To all our members, newsletter subscribers & website visitors who have not signed the European Citizens’ Initiative to ‘Save bees…
20/04/2021
About us

Saying goodbye to our colleague

We are saying goodbye to IFOAM Organics Europe’s Policy and Research & Innovation trainee Pia Müller-Cyran. Pia joined the office…
19/04/2021
Food policy

Take part in the public consultation on promotion policy and contribute to support sustainable consumption

This year the European Commission earmarked an unprecedented share of €49 million to promote organic production and consumption in the…

How can Europe rise to face agroecological transition? Nyéléni Europe’s policy report

How can the European Green Deal, the EU Farm to Fork Strategy, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and land policies…
16/04/2021
Vision

They make it happen! Making good food the easy choice for everyone

Organic contributes to promoting and delivering healthy and sustainable diets. This is part of our Vision 2030 set out and…

On virtual demo events, learning by doing and more – NEFERTITI annual meeting - 13-14 April 2021, online

The fourth NEFERTITI Annual Meeting was all about collective reflection: from demonstration and facilitation to network sustainability, communication, dissemination and…

RELACS and Organic-PLUS collaborate to find alternatives to contentious inputs

On 8 April 2021, more than 50 participants joined RELACS and Organic-PLUS’ webinar to discuss both projects’ activities on reducing…

Towards a new framework for EU soils?

Soil is a non-renewable resource key to all growing and living on it. Part of the EU Biodiversity strategy for…

Promising alternatives to inputs for plant protection: Mineral oil & copper

The RELACS project recently published two new scientific publications on promising plant protection tools and strategies to further reduce the…

Public consultation on the revision of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUD) legislation closes

While the European Commission is revising the Directive for a sustainable use of pesticides (the so-called SUD), IFOAM Organics Europe…

Aquaculture keeps growing – FutureEUAqua’s progress on organic & innovative fish diets

As European aquaculture production is growing,  certain challenges need to be faced,  one of them being the availability of sustainable…

Discuss CAP, new EU Organic Regulation & more at the European Organic Congress 2021 - Remember to save the date!

Are you interested in discussing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the new EU Organic Regulation, rural development and more? Then save…
07/04/2021

Participate to EU Commission’s survey on EU agri-food exports via e-commerce

Are you an agri-food operator or sector organisation? The EU Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) is completing…

New Organic Action Plan: Focus on research & innovation

The new Organic Action Plan (OAP) published at the end of March 2021 recognises that research will be key for…

LIVESEED webinar for Members of the European Parliament & their staff - 30 March, online

On 30 March, LIVESEED invited Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and their staff to present them the outcomes of…
01/04/2021
About us

Browse interactive data on organic production and retail

IFOAM Organics Europe updated its interactive infographic presenting the EU’s 2019 organic production and retail data compiled by the Research…

Civil society, farmers and business organizations: Vice-President Timmermans, don't deregulate GM crops & animals

BRUSSELS, 30 MARCH 2021 – Today, a large coalition of 162 civil society, farmers and business organisations calls on Vice…
25/03/2021
Events

Review of events

IFOAM Organics Europe invited food & farming stakeholders and policymakers to discuss GMOs and gene editing in agriculture. With the…
25/03/2021
Events

Workshop "Organic districts revitalizing Rural areas" during Rural Vision Week 2021 - 25 March 2021

During the Rural Vision Week: Imagining the future of Europe’s rural areas, IFOAM Organics Europe organised a fringe workshop on…
25/03/2021
Events

Preview of events

The area under organic production is growing, leading to an increased demand for nutrient sources suitable for organic agriculture. FiBL…

European Commission’s Soil Strategy

Healthy soils are essential to meet climate and biodiversity goals set by the European Green Deal. As part of the…

Welcome note March 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, On behalf of the European organic movement, I would like to welcome the new European Organic Action Plan…
25/03/2021
CAP

CAP negotiations and a ‘super trilogue’: An update

Agriculture Ministers of the European Union met on 22-23 March to further discuss their position on the future of the…

Political hotspot March 2021 newsletter

The new action plan for the development of the organic sector was published  on 25 March 2021. IFOAM Organics Europe…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes new Organic Action Plan

BRUSSELS, 25 MARCH 2021 – The organic food and farming movement welcomes today’s publication of the European Organic Action Plan…

[Exclusive for members] Let's discuss organic hot topics

As a follow-up of the thematic sessions hosted during BIOFACH, we are bringing our members live sessions during which they…

ReMIX final Conference “Intercropping to boost agroecology in European Agriculture” - 23 March 2021, online

As the Horizon 2020 multi-actor project ReMIX draws to a close, its final conference “Intercropping to boost agroecology in European…
24/03/2021
Food policy

"Develop a sustainability claim, they said; it will be fun they said" - IFOAM Organics Europe position paper on substantiating claims & Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)

The Farm to Fork strategy reveals that the Commission will set up an EU sustainable food labelling framework, likely as…
 
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