"Organic and You(th): Together for sustainable food systems" – that is the slogan of the first Organics Europe Youth Event. Two exciting and diverse days with plenty of opportunity for networking await young organic operators at FiBL in Frick on 31 August and 1 September 2022.
The “Organics Europe Youth Event (OEYE)”, jointly organised by IFOAM - Organics Europe, FiBL Switzerland and Bio Suisse, looks at organic farming from different angles. What are the opportunities of organic farming in terms of sustainable food systems? Where are the hurdles that need to be overcome? Exchange ideas with young actors of the organic sector and other interested people in discussions, workshops or networking activities and develop ideas together that advance the organic movement. The speakers' and participants' links to the organic sector are as diverse as the programme itself: young people from agriculture, processing, retail, teaching and activists from all over Europe will enter into dialogue with each other over the course of two days.
The programme and information about registration can be found at this LINK. There is also the option of supplementing the regular programme by taking part in one of the three excursions foreseen on 2 September. You can choose between one of the following topics:
- The role of organic agriculture in combating climate change
- Chances and challenges of agroforestry systems
- Taste the Waste: Reducing food waste and creating circular food systems
The event will be held in English.