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 and farmers’ yet, you can still do so until the end of June 2021!

After Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Romania, Hungary is the 6th country to reach the signature threshold and join the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) hive in calling on the European Commission and Parliament to phase out synthetic pesticides by 2035, support farmers and save bees and nature.

Why is this important?

If the initiative gathers one million signatures by 30 June 2021, the European institutions must consider turning the campaign’s demands into law. To achieve that goal, add your signature, help us spread the word and share the initiative widely within your network – on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Linktree.

Help spread the message: Communication materials

Have a look at the ‘Save bees and farmers’ website and browse the initiative’s communication materials. Information about the initiative is available in more than 20 languages here.

Feel free to share the initiative on your social media channels using

  • #SaveBeesAndFarmers, and/or
  • the tweets we prepared with one of the images you can find at the bottom of this section and the tag @OrganicsEurope


  • General: #OrganicFarming is one of the solutions suggested by the new #ECI #SaveBeesAndFarmers. Sign the petition https://www.savebeesandfarmers.eu/, demand an agricultural model based on health, ecology, fairness & care for farmers, #environment, animals & consumers. #OrganicIsPartOfTheSolution
  • French: #SauvonsLesAbeilles #SauvonsLesAgriculteurs! Nous provenons de toute l’UE pour demander une agriculture respectueuse des abeilles, pour le bénéfice des agriculteurs, de la santé et de l’environnement! Signez aujourd’hui https://www.savebeesandfarmers.eu/fra/ #SaveBeesAndFarmers 
  • German: #BienenUndBauernRetten! Aus ganz Europa kommen wir für eine bienenfreundliche Landwirtschaft und eine gesunde Umwelt zusammen. Werde Teil der Bewegung, unterzeichne die Europäische Bürgerinitiative https://www.savebeesandfarmers.eu/deu/#SaveBeesAndFarmers
  • Italian: Salviamo Api e Agricoltori! Da tutta l’UE ci siamo uniti per chiedere un’agricoltura favorevole alle api, a vantaggio di agricoltori, salute e ambiente! Firma ora https://www.savebeesandfarmers.eu/ita/ #SaveBeesAndFarmers 
  • Spanish: ¡Salvemos a las abejas y a los agricultores! Pedimos, desde muchos rincones de la UE, una agricultura que sea respetuosa con las abejas, en beneficio de los/las agricultores/as, la salud y el medio ambiente. ¡Únete ahora!  https://www.savebeesandfarmers.eu/spa/ #SaveBeesAndFarmers

For additional background information about the initiative, have a look at our website. IFOAM Organics Europe members can visit the member extranet or contact verena.mitschke@organicseurope.bio for more details and images for the tweets.

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