Demand change in Europe
A Fair and Ecological Agrarian Policy for the EU
The Nourish9Billion Initiative
Food production and consumption concern every one of us. With multilateral conversations on sustainable development and food production heating up in Brussels and at the highest level of the United Nations bodies, now is time to act to make our voices heard. We must stand against the undue influence of powerful lobbies and trade groups over our food system. Learn more at: http://www.nourish9billion.org/cap-petition
Call for action! Good food march to Brussels
Good Food March 2012
The fate of our food and our farmers is being debated in Brussels. For the first time, the reform of European agriculture will be decided by both the European Parliament and national Governments. This is our chance to demand a Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) that delivers good food and good farming. It’s time for change. Learn more at: http://www.goodfoodmarch.eu/
Other Campaigns to Support
The European Movement for Food Sovereignty and another Common Agricultural Policy (FoodSovCap) was launched in March 2009. It is a network that gathers European and national civil society organisations, networks, and platforms of different sectors such as farming, environment, health and development. GO
1. On Monday 5th March, 2012 a new Position paper regarding the European Common Agricultural Policy proposal was launched by FoodSovCAP: http://bit.ly/yfQjpj
2. Anyone can help by urging their representative MP/MEP to read this paper. Organisations can support FoodSovCAP by signing up here: http://nyelenieurope.net/foodsovcap/
European Coordination Via Campesina
The European Coordination Via Campesina calls for food and agricultural policies to have more legitimacy, fairness, solidarity and sustainability, which is necessary in Europe to ensure food security, food safety, public health, employment in rural areas and to tackle the issues of the global food crisis and climate change.
1. Find out more on upcoming events. GO
Food and Water Europe
Food and Water Europe works to promote the practices and policies that will result in sustainable and secure food systems that provide healthy food for consumers and an economically viable living for family farmers and rural communities.
1. Sign up to stay informed on the latest campaigns. GO
Slow Food International
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. Each of Slow Food’s 100,000 members around the world are part of a convivium – a local chapter – that brings the Slow Food philosophy to life through the events and activities they organize in their communities.
1. Use this online map to find your European slow food local chapter. GO
IFOAM (EU Group)
IFOAM is the worldwide umbrella organisation for the organic movement, uniting more than 750 member organizations in 116 countries.
1. Access more information on how you can get involved through the website. GO
Friends of the Earth Europe
Friends of the Earth Europe campaigns for sustainable and just societies and for the protection of the environment, unites more than 30 national organisations with thousands of local groups and is part of the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, Friends of the Earth International.
Eurogroup for Animals
Eurogroup for Animals represents a united voice for animal welfare organisations in Europe. They speak for animals and for the millions of European citizen who are concerned about the way animals are treated.
1. Find out how you can help them to help animals. GO
Every year millions of animals are transported along European highways, and too often under unacceptable conditions. In 2002, the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare published the report “The Welfare of Animals during Transport” concluding that animal transports, as a ground rule, should be as short as possible. This recommendation is, however, not reflected in the current EU legislation.
1. Find out how you can support 8 Hours. GO