The IFOAM EU Group, in cooperation with the Lithuanian EU Council Presidency and the organic sector in Lithuania, have announced the 7th European Organic Congress in Vilnius, Lithuania, 2-4 July 2013.
Shaping Europe’s Organic Future Together: Making an impact on the EU organic legal framework within the future CAP
2013 will be a key year for organic farming. The European Commission launched review of the European legal and political framework. It may submit a legal proposal to amend regulation 834/2007 to the European Parliament and Council at the end of 2013. The EU organic action plan from 2004 may also be updated. Together with the reform of the CAP, this will define a new political framework for organic farming in the EU.
With 250 participants expected, including high-level speakers from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European organic sector, the 7th European Organic Congress will take place at a crucial point in time for the review of the European Organic Regulation and for the debate on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Contribute to the process: Your input at this congress will be used to feed into the IFOAM EU proposals provided to the Commission. Gathering opinions from and mobilising the European organic sector is thus the focus of the 7th European Organic Congress.
Registration is open. For more information please visit the congress website www.organic-congress-ifoameu.org.