The World Organic Congress in France (IT)


Organized by a number of different actors, the World Organic Congress (OWC2020) will be held in Rennes from 21 to 27 September 2020, at the Couvent des Jacobins. The congress represents an important opportunity to discuss and share ideas with organic farmers from around the world. More than 2,000 participants are expected.

All the actors of the organic sector are invited to contribute to the various thematic forums that will make up the program of this international event by proposing a testimony, an intervention or a poster.

Plenary sessions of the Organic World Congress (OWC) 2020 will be accompanied by six individual conference forums.

Leadership Forum: Discuss and shape the future of the organic movement

Farmers’ and Advisors’ Forum: Share knowledge and initiatives

Science Forum: Present research on the organic sector

Supply and Value Chain Forum: Share inspiring experiences and address work-related concerns

Culture and Education Forum: Discuss the philosophical foundation and knowledge management of the organic movement

Stakeholder Forum: Promote a multi-actor approach for organic food systems

Each forum has its own objectives and criteria. All forums will run from 23 - 25 September, 2020.

To contribute in one or more of the above-mentioned forums, participants will need to submit online a contribution via the dedicated platforms provided for each forum. The application period for the submissions of contributions will run until 30 September 2019.

You are also invited to apply to host a Workshop (90 min. slot during the conference - with a fee for organisers) or for a Pre-Conference (1 or 2 days before the conference). Congress organizers will select the most promising proposals that best fit with the congress objectives.

Conference Languages: the conference language is English. Simultaneous translation in English, French, and Spanish will be made available for specific sessions during the congress, in particular for plenary sessions and for the Farmers' Forum.

All submissions must be in English, except for the Farmers' forum.

More detailed information HERE

Source: IFOAM

Rennes (France)

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