Good Food – Good Farming Conference 2015

Event details

Brussels – 10 and 11th February 2015

GOOD FOOD, GOOD FARMING

Renewing civil society’s agenda towards sustainable food and agriculture

Who?
The Agricultural and Rural Convention 2020 (ARC2020), Friends of the Earth Europe and IFOAM EU are happy to invite you to a civil society gathering and conference on February 10th and 11th 2015 in Brussels, hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
Why?
This 1.5-days event brings together representatives from civil society, grassroots groups, researchers, national/regional authorities, policymakers and more to:
1. Assess the implementation of the reformed CAP 2014-2020, prospects of agricultural sustainability and of rural renaissance.
2. Identify milestones to support transition of food and agriculture systems based on agroecological approaches.
Where? 
The building of the European Economic and Social Committee (JDE Building), Rue Belliard 99, Brussels.

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Agenda

DAY I – 10th February

9:00-10:30 Opening plenary:  CAP Implementation – towards good food and farming?Welcome by EESC Dilyana Slavova, President of the Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment at European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

  • Jerzy Plewa, Director-general, DG AGRI
  • Benoit Biteau, Vice President, Poitou-Charentes Regional Council, France
  • Renate Künast, former German federal minister for agricultural and rural development
    Moderation by Arie van den Brandt, President, Groupe de Bruges
    DEBATE
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-12:30 Ingredients of an agro-ecological and social transformation

  • Patrick Holden, Sustainable Food Trust, UK
  • Erik Mathijs, Chair of SCAR 4th Foresight Report, KU Leuven
  • Olivier de Schutter, co-chair of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
    Moderation by Arie van den Brandt, President, Groupe de Bruges
    DEBATE
12:30-13:00 Perspectives and introduction of the stakeholder workshopsLed by:EESC members, Slow Food, European Milk Board (EMB), Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania, Save Our Seeds, Foundation on Future Farming, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), Friends of the Earth Europe, IFOAM
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-16:45 Stakeholder Workshops – lessons learnt and the road ahead

  1. Towards greener and fairer CAP?
  2. Supporting sustainable rural economies and natural resources
  3. Markets and International Trade
  4. Towards a Common Food Policy – sustainable food systems and diets
16:45-17:00 Coffee
17:00-18:30 Stakeholder Workshops (continued)

  1. Towards greener and fairer CAP?
  2. Supporting sustainable rural economies and natural resources
  3. Markets and International Trade
  4. Towards a Common Food Policy – sustainable food systems and diets
19:00 Reception with songs and good spirits

 

DAY II – 11th February

9:00-10:30 Towards a roadmap for agricultural sustainability and rural renaissance
Conclusions from  stakeholder workshops DEBATE
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-12:30 Plenary:  Recommendations for policymakers and civil society further actions

  • Recommendations for the European Commission and Member States
  • Actions for the future towards a new ARC2020 roadmap
12:30 Closing speech: Tim Lang, London City University (tbc)
13:00 Lunch and goodbye

Interpretation will be provided from DE/EN/FR/HU/ES into DE/EN/FR/HU

 

Contact:
Nele Roessler, ARC2020: brussels[@]arc2020.eu
Stine Nielsen, Friends of the Earth Europe: stine.nielsen[@]foeeurope.org

 

Address

European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Rue Belliard 99
Brussels
Belgium

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