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17/12/2021
About us

Hiring now - Colleagues for our Project & Fundraising, Events & Membership, and Communication team

IFOAM Organics Europe is seeking three self-motivated and responsible people to join our Project & Fundraising, Events & Membership, and Communication…

Welcome note December 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, 2021 has been another turbulent year, again with great successes and challenges. Just like last year, I would…

Political hotspot December 2021 newsletter

On 23 November, the European Parliament approved the new CAP (2023-2027) Regulations. Now, Member States’ CAP Strategic Plans will be…
16/12/2021
About us

Happy holidays from IFOAM Organics Europe

IFOAM Organics Europe wishes you caring, healthy, ecological, and fair holidays! May 2022 be bright, peaceful, inspiring, healthy, united, joyous,…

Review of events

On November 16, IFOAM Organics Europe and French Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Eric Andrieu (S&D) co-hosted a webinar…

Preview of events

Next year, the European organic movement will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Together with IFOAM – Organics International’s 50th and IFOAM…
15/12/2021
Climate change

Sustainable Carbon Cycles: New EU Communication

On 15 December, the European Commission presented its Communication on ‘Sustainable Carbon Cycles’. On the one hand, the Communication addresses…

EU Organic Regulation guide – Beta version online for members!

As most of you are very much aware of, the new EU Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 will be applied in…
14/12/2021
GMOs

Commission event: Can New Genetic Engineering Techniques (NGETs) be sustainable?

The European Commission invited stakeholders, public officials, and politicians for a high-level event to discuss their plans to launch new…
14/12/2021
Food policy

Organic in sustainable food public procurement: numerous benefits for a low-hanging fruit

Recent European initiatives related to food policies, among which the Farm to Fork Strategy, Organic Action Plan, and new legislative…
13/12/2021
Events

EU Agricultural Outlook Conference: Fit for 2030? 9-10 December 2021

On 9-10 December, the European Commission organised its annual EU Agricultural Outlook Conference, themed Fit for 2030? In his opening…
12/12/2021
About us

Celebrating 20 years of IFOAM Organics Europe in the Year of Organics throughout 2022, across Europe

Next year, the European organic movement will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Together with IFOAM – Organics International’s 50th and IFOAM…

New Implementing Regulation of the new EU Organic Regulation published

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2119 related to the new EU Organic Regulation has just published, a few weeks before its…

Read our new leaflet on plant health care in organic farming

Have you ever heard of all the preventive plant protection measures implemented by organic farmers to produce food without using…

IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business: Bridging business and EU policies, 7 December, online

On 7 December 2021, players from the whole (organic) supply chain – including processors, traders, retailers, and certifiers – joined the…

Organic movement defines integrity of organic supply chain

The new EU Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 puts integrity of the organic supply chain at its core principles. However, there…
07/12/2021

Volunteering at IFOAM Organics Europe: Discovering Belgian culture & JINT training

In this article, one of our ESC volunteers shares their feedback about their ESC-experience. Enjoy sharing their experience! We all…
06/12/2021
Events

Come to our sessions at BIOFACH 15-18 February 2022, Nuremberg, Germany

The trade fair duo BIOFACH and VIVANESS will take place again in Nuremberg from 15-18 February 2022. The event will…

Alternatives for contentious inputs: Research well on track, 30 November 2021-1 December 2021

On 30 November and 1 December, the Organic Innovation Days 2021 entitled “Better inputs for organic agriculture” took place online. In 2021,TP Organics’ annual public event,…
03/12/2021
Vision

They make it happen! Get inspired by ETHIQUABLE’s sustainable code of conduct

In 17 years of presence on the ground, Ethiquable measures how dedicated fair trade is able to provide an answer…
03/12/2021
Vision

Do you contribute to transforming European food and farming? Submit your initiative & inspire!

A variety of organic and other initiatives are already revolutionizing food and farming across Europe, paving the way for the…
30/11/2021
Events

Scaling up and out – FoodSHIFT 2030 webinar

COVID-19 has shown how fragile our food systems are and how important it is to develop well-thought supply chains. Our…

Sign by 3 December to stop toxic alliance between FAO and CropLife International

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently signed a letter of intent to formalize a partnership…
25/11/2021
CAP

Organic calls for environmentally ambitious CAP SPs - The Parliament approved disappointing new CAP Regulation

Organic reclaims environmentally ambitious CAP SPs – The Parliament approved disappointing new CAP Regulation On 23 November 2021, the European…
25/11/2021
Animal welfare

Public consultation revision EU legislation on Animal Welfare open until 21 January 2022

The European Commission launched a public consultation on the revision of the EU legislation on animal welfare, open until 21…

Parliament approves disappointing new CAP - Organic needs environmentally ambitious national CAP Strategic Plans

BRUSSELS, 23 November 2021 – Today, the European Parliament’s Plenary adopted the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) (2023-2027) Regulation with…

EU releases soil strategy & plans legal initiative in 2023

On 17 November, the European Commission published the EU Soil Strategy for 2030 together with a proposal for a regulation…

6th European Conference on copper in Plant Protection, 17-18 November 2021, online

2021 was an extremely rainy year, posing challenges for copper minimization on farms with permanent and specialty crops. As it…

Organic’s approach to plant health: Webinar with MEP Eric Andrieu - 16 November 2021, online

On November 16, IFOAM Organics Europe and French Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Eric Andrieu (S&D) co-hosted a webinar…

Organic movement warns of insufficient ambition in CAP Strategic Plans

BRUSSELS, 18 November 2021 – Today, the organic food and farming movement published an evaluation of measures and budgets to support organic agriculture in Members States’ draft CAP Strategic Plans (CAP SPs). The analysis, based on organic farmers associations’ feedback…
15/11/2021
Climate change

COP26: Outcomes relevant to food, land & agriculture

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) took place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow. Even though…

Using blockchain technology in organic

Ever wondered how blockchain technology can be used by the organic sector? Check out the highlights of the innovation experiment…

Mainstreaming organic plant breeding – celebrating 20 years of organic plant breeders

‘How to make organic plant breeding mainstream’ – was the guiding question of the 20th anniversary event of the organic…

Last chance to register for the event on research and innovation for organic! 30 November-1 December, online

These are the last weeks to register for the Organic Innovation Days 2021, the only EU event on research &…

Addressing food & nutrition security at ATF-FEFAC event - Brussels, 18 November 2021

Nowadays, livestock and crop production are intensive and specialised with negative impact on the nutrient flows and environment. An efficient…
08/11/2021
Events

Remember to register for IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business on 7 December, online

Remember to register for the upcoming 4th edition of IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business, taking place virtually on 7 December 2021. This successful…

Join our webinar on the organic approach to plant health on 16 November, online

IFOAM Organics Europe and Member of the European Parliament Eric Andrieu (S&D group) are glad to invite you to their…

Political hotspot October 2021 newsletter

26 October marked the final day for final contributions to the Commission’s inception impact assessment (roadmap) on the Sustainable Food…

Welcome note October 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, Autumn has reached Europe, and unlike nature at this time of year, our work is not slowing down.…
27/10/2021
Climate change

COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland

From 31 October to 12 November, the UN’s climate change conference (UNFCCC COP26) will take place in Glasgow, Scotland in…

Review of events

On 22 September, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) organised a workshop to discuss the potential role of public policies in…

Preview of events

On 16 November, from 10:30-12:00, MEP Eric Andrieu (S&D) will co-host our website on the organic approach to plant health…

Looking for a guide to run you through the new EU Organic Regulation? We’ve got you covered!

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

Save the date: Webinar on organic approach to plant health 16 November, online

On 16 November, from 10:30-12:00, MEP Eric Andrieu (S&D) will co-host our webinar on the organic approach to plant health…
23/10/2021
About us

Need inspiration communicating organic’s benefits? Members can check our updated arguments

In spring this year, we asked our membership to help us improve our database of organic’s benefits. Based on your…

Save the Date & Register now for the Organic Innovation Days 2021

Register now to attend this year’s Organic Innovation Days and discuss Better inputs for organic farming. TP Organics’ annual public…

IFOAM Organics Europe Council will meet on 23 November 2021

The next edition of IFOAM Organics Europe Council meeting will take place on 23 November 2021. Are you a member…

Register now for IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business on 7 December, online – The event for companies involved & interested in organic

Register now for the upcoming 4th edition of IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business, taking place virtually on 7 December. This…

The Farm to Fork Strategy: An ambition to safeguard

It is a busy time for stakeholders active on the Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy. On 19 October, the European…
19/10/2021
Vision

Share with us your organic initiative and inspire others to transform food and farming systems!

The European organic movement’s vision is transforming food and farming in Europe. To achieve this ambitious and shared Vision for…
 
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