6th European Organic Congress


“Smart change – towards a sustainable CAP”

The 6th European Organic Congress in Denmark is taking place at a crucial point in time for the debate on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The Congress “Smart change – towards a sustainable CAP” addresses the policy change needed to reach a greener, smarter, fairer future CAP, improve the availability of sustainably produced food for consumers and to ensure the credibility of certification for sustainable farm systems. It provides the organic community with an opportunity for exchange and discussion and will bring together high-level speakers from the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European organic movement and other civil society organisations, along with participants from across Europe.

The discussions around the CAP will highlight the public benefits organic farming and high nature value farming can deliver policy frameworks for fair markets as well as rural development approaches that promote sustainability. Next to the CAP, the new organic regulation will be assessed and approaches for its further development will be discussed – centring on sustainability, efficiency and the credibility of organic certification systems. Finally, the question of how organic food reaches the consumer and what health impacts our food policies have will be discussed along with approaches such as organic targets in public catering.

Following high level panel discussions, the topics will be further elaborated on in three interactive workshops covering organic regulation, CAP and promotional measures and the green public procurement of organic products.

The IFOAM EU Group, in cooperation with Organic Denmark, invites you to be a part of this landmark event.

Early bird registration is available until March 10, 2012


More information regarding the Congress, travel and accommodation can be found on the Congress website, or by contacting the congress secretariat at congress@ifoam-eu.org.

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