29/03/2022

Preview of events

Webinar “Healthy policies for healthy soil: the Green Deal playing field”

Participate in this webinar on 10 March, at 10.30-13.00 (CET), organised by Legambiente (IT) and Zelena Istra (HR) within the Soil4Life project, in partnership with the European Circular Bioeconomy Policy Initiative.

Why participate?
Soil is both a playground for ecological transition and a natural, basic resource essential for its implementation. The new Soil Strategy presented by the European Commission does not only update the measures and targets of actions already taken but requires a change of vision: Europe must protect its soils and must determine the conditions for keeping soils healthy. This is not the case today: at least two thirds of Europe’s soil is not in a healthy condition.

What to expect?
Among keynote speakers from the European Parliament and the European Commission will be Nathalie Sauze-Vandevyver, Director of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI). She will introduce the EU Mission “Soil Deal for Europe”.

In the panel discussion, Bram Moeskops, Research & Innovation Manager at IFOAM Organics Europe, will present soil protection in the agroecological transition. He will focus on the role of organic farming (the only agroecological approach regulated at EU level) in soil preservation and soil health. He will also outline policy recommendations and show how organic farming and agroecology contribute to improving soil health, fertility and biodiversity, while simultaneously delivering climate change mitigation and other ecosystem services.

Visit the soil4life website for the full programme and registration.

Members can now get inspired for EU Organic Day & learn about EU Organic Awards

On 10 March, we held a webinar to inform the movement about the EU Organic Awards and inspire our members to start organising national activities celebrating EU Organic Day at national level.

Are you an IFOAM Organics Europe member? Find the recordings of this member-only webinar on our member extranet (extranet > hot topics > EU Organic Day 2022).

Are you organising events yourself? Please communicate them to communication@organicseurope.bio. We will make sure to feature them and share them within our network.

If you are interested in another inspirational session about the EU Organic Day, please reach out to us too!

Maybe you are also interested in our upcoming “Let’s Discuss Organic!” webinars:

  • Thursday, 7 April from 14:00-15:30 CET: Organic Textiles. Hosted by Antoine Pauti, Policy Assistant on Agriculture, Environment and Food at IFOAM Organics Europe.
  • Tuesday, 10 May from 14:00-15:30 CET: Revision of the Directive on the Sustainable Use of pesticides (SUD). Hosted by Mathilde Calmels, Policy Coordinator on Pesticides, Fertilisers and Natural Inputs at IFOAM Organics Europe.

You can register to ‘Let’s discuss organic’ on our member extranet.

Are you interested in these sessions but not an IFOAM Organics Europe member? Contact membership@organicseurope.bio for information about what you can gain from being a member.

Learn about organic textiles & the EU Regulation on the pesticides in our member-only webinars

We continue our “Let’s Discuss Organic!” series of member-only webinars. Join experts from our team and network and discuss hot topics in the organic movement.

  • Thursday, 7 April from 14:00-15:30 CET: Organic Textiles. Hosted by Antoine Pauti, Policy Assistant on Agriculture, Environment and Food at IFOAM Organics Europe.
  • Tuesday, 10 May from 14:00-15:30 CET: Revision of the Directive on the Sustainable Use of pesticides (SUD). Hosted by Mathilde Calmels, Policy Coordinator on Pesticides, Fertilisers and Natural Inputs at IFOAM Organics Europe.

Register to ‘Let’s discuss organic’ on our member extranet.

Interested in the session but unable to attend? Do not worry, recordings will be available for our members on the extranet afterwards. The recordings of the first three ‘Let’s discuss organic’ sessions are already available for on the member extranet! Are you interested in these sessions but not an IFOAM Organics Europe member? Contact membership@organicseurope.bio for information about what you can gain from being a member.

IFOAM Organics Europe 20 Years celebration event – Registration open for members

This year, the European organic movement will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Together with IFOAM – Organics International’s 50th and IFOAM Asia’s 10th anniversary, 2022 will also mark the Year of Organics.             

For this occasion, we would like to give our organic community the opportunity to celebrate together in person. We are pleased to invite all IFOAM Organics Europe Members to our 20 years anniversary event that will take place in-person on 11 May, starting at 16:00 in Brussels, BE.             

The event will embrace a high-level panel talk, during which we will welcome the First Vice President of the European Commission – Frans Timmermans together with other high-profile speakers. The high-level discussion will be followed by a celebratory reception.

Should you wish to attend the celebratory event, please find more information on IFOAM Organics Europe’s 20 years anniversary event registration & programme on our Members’ Extranet events calendar or reach out to us via events@organicseurope.bio.

Early bird registration for the European Organic Congress 2022 now open

Register now for our European Organic Congress 2022 – ‘A more organic future: On the road to achieving the EU Green Deal’ and benefit from the early bird ticket fee! IFOAM Organics Europe and INTERBIO Nouvelle-Aquitaine are delighted to welcome in person this year’s Congress participants on 16-17 June, in the ‘world’s wine capital’, Bordeaux, France.
 
The Congress offers a wide variety of sessions to discuss the organic sector’s hot topics:

  • Plenary session on the CAP’s contribution to the Organic Action Plan;
  • Workshop on the pilot network of climate positive organic holdings;
  • Review of the first 6 months of EU Organic Regulation 2018/848;
  • Parallel sessions on the organic market & supply chain and organics sector & digitalization;
  • Networking dinner, and so much more… 

Visit the website of the European Organic Congress 2022 for the complete programme and find your favourite sessions. Stay tuned for updates on the final programme by following @OrganicsEurope on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.

Save the date: The first Organics Europe’s Youth Event 2022 31 Aug-1 Sept 2022

Organic and You(th) – Together for sustainable food systems

We are excited to announce that we have been working on a brand-new event: Organics Europe’s Youth Event. Together with our partners FiBL Switzerland and Bio Suisse, we created an exciting programme for the first edition. FiBL will host the youth event in its recently opened new office 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.

To stay up to date with the opening of the registration and further information regarding the event, keep an eye on our website, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

 
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