Organics Europe’s Youth Event 2022 – 31 August to 1 September 2022
Organic and You(th) – Together for sustainable food systems
IFOAM Organics Europe is excited to announce that we have been working on a brand-new event: the Organics Europe Youth Event. Together with our partners FiBL Switzerland and Bio Suisse, we created an exciting programme for the first edition. The event will be hosted in the recently opened venue of FiBL in Frick, Switzerland, from 31 August to 1 September 2022.
The youth event aims to create a platform for young agents active in the organic sector. We will welcome young farmers, entrepreneurs, processors, retailers, scientists, students, and other (young) interested actors to network, discuss and learn about the potential of organic production and their role in a sustainable food system.
Under this year’s motto “Organic and You(th) – Together for sustainable food systems”, the event will host a wide range of sessions, including panel discussions, talks, and workshops to inspire young actors in the organic movement. Sessions will cover in depth how to transform our food system from the perspective of, amongst others, socioeconomic change, climate change and EU policies.
Participants are invited to bring up questions and challenges and to discuss these in sessions with a diverse, European sounding board of other participants. It will moreover open the stage to showcase many inspirational examples of young entrepreneurs who will present their organic initiatives and how they are already contributing to an organic and sustainable future. An optional excursion on 2 September will provide a unique practical insight into innovative, organic production systems.