Preview of events

FoodSHIFT 2030 – Webinar Farm to Fork strategy, 30 May, online

Right at the start of the EU Green Week, FoodSHIFT 2030’s next webinar will discuss why we need the EU Farm to Fork strategy. During these difficult times with the war in Ukraine, energy prices are soaring, as is the cost of living. There have been panicked calls for more intensive farming and a scaling back of green ambitions which are threatening our food system, and a fairer, greener and healthier Europe.

During this webinar, our Policy Associate Manager, Silvia Schmidt, will highlight the importance of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy to achieve the EU Green Deal’s ambitions and our goal for resilient food systems – now and in the future. Other speakers include Vicki Hird, Head of Sustainable Farming at Sustain, and Christian Bugge Henriksen, the coordinator of FoodSHIFT 2030.

Register now and join the webinar on 30 May at 11:00 CEST.

Visit the FoodSHIFT 2030 website to learn more about the project and follow the latest developments on Twitter and LinkedInInstagram and YouTube using @foodshift2030.

FoodShift2030 will launch an ambitious, citizen-driven transition of Europe’s food system to a low carbon, circular future. This Horizon 2020 project is promoting food systems innovations in nine cities across Europe. More information about the nine FoodSHIFT Labs is available on the FoodSHIFT2030 website. Follow the project on social media using @FoodSHIFT2030.

IFOAM Organics Europe contributes to the conceptual framework for further development of governance strategies and food policy strategies. We will also disseminate project outputs within the organic network and at our main events.

FoodSHIFT 2030 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 862716. This communication only reflects the author’s view. The Research Executive Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

European Organic Congress 2022: Gastronomy and organic policies, 16-17 June 2022, Bordeaux, France

On 16 and 17 June, the organic movement meets again at Bordeaux for the annual European Organic Congress. IFOAM Organics Europe, together with INTERBIO Nouvelle-Aquitaine, have organized an exciting and topical agenda which will include plenary sessions, a workshop, and many networking opportunities. Explore the full programme on our website.

However, this year’s programme is not only about policy! We have added something extra. Keep reading to discover some of the special gastronomic and organic activities.

Participants can discover the typical gastronomy of France’s southwest. There will be a wine tasting with typical organic wines from the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Together with the Bordeaux Wine Council (@CIVB or @BordeauxWinesUK), you will discover the history of the southwest vineyards and their evolution to more organic production.

The Congress will also host a unique tasting session of France’s only organic oysters. Discover the Island of Ré’s shellfish farming during lunch on 16 June. Frédéric Voisin will introduce his incredible oyster production.

Moreover, the networking dinner will take place at Darwin ecosystem. These former military barracks are eco-rehabilitated and are among the most visited in the city. Located on Bordeaux’s right bank, in the Bastide district, Darwin is a dynamic place where people work, come for lunch (organic of course!), have drinks, stroll, read, discover street art, and choose to consume differently.

To top it off, you can choose to discover Bordeaux emblematic places committed to organic products, like a wine estate! Following the congress, we can go on an excursion to discover some innovative projects committed to a more organic future. Reserve your spot now via the registration portal.

Keen to enjoy all the gastronomic activities, network with organic actors and get up to speed on the EU policies touching on organic? Join us at the European Organic congress 2022!

Under 40 and into organic? Register now for Organics Europe Youth Event, 31 August-1 September, Frick, Switzerland

Our new event, Organics Europe’s Youth Event will welcome organic’s new generation in Frick Switzerland on 31 August and 1 September 2022. Are you younger than 40? Secure your spot now at Organics Europe Youth Event’s registrationi page.

This year, we are organising our new event together with the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and BioSuisse. We want to create a platform for young actors interested and/or involved in organic. The youth event will offer sessions to learn about new and innovative ideas in the organic sector, network, and be inspired by the role youth can plan in creating a more sustainable food system.

At this premiere of Organics Europe’s Youth Event, we will explore: “Organic and You(th) – Together for sustainable food systems”.

Read the full programme on our website and have a look at a short preview:

  • Panel discussion on how we can build sustainable food systems. Actors form various parts of organic will discuss transformation steps and the role of organic and youth;
  • Keynote by transition networks co-founder Rob Hopkins, in which he will talk about the power of imagination, and how the radically low carbon future we have to create will only be created if we harness imagination, storytelling, street art and poetry to create longing for that future. Expect a participatory, interactive exploration of the power of ‘What If’, and inspirational stories of change from around the world;
  • Inspirational hour: European entrepreneurs, farmers, and activists pitch their innovative company, project, or organisation in organic production;
  • Discussion to talk about sustainability challenges for the organic food system and create new ideas on how to overcome these;
  • Overnight excursions (1-2 September) on topics such as “Chances and challenges of agroforestry systems” and “Taste the waste: Reducing food waste and creating circular food systems.”

Inspired? Book your spot for Organics Europe’s Youth Event!

It’s the first time that we are organising this event, so please:

  • Share it widely among your networks
  • Reach out to us if you have ideas about further promoting it
  • Share it on social using #OEYE2022 and #OrganicYouth, feel free to tag @OrganicsEurope, @FiBLorg & #BioSuisse

Have a look at our video in which young organic farmers, advocates, and producers tell us why they are involved in the organic movement.

This event is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the under the under the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). The sole responsibility for this event lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. The CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

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