The 15th edition of the European Organic Congress will take place online, live from Lisbon, on 16-18 June 2021. Organised by IFOAM Organics Europe and their Portuguese partner Agrobio, the event will dive deep into the organic sector, its structures and its politico-legislative momentum at EU level.
European Organic Congress 2021: how to achieve the transition towards a more sustainable food system
This year’s Congress aims to inspire the participants by focusing on how the agri-food sector’s initiatives enhance the transition towards a more sustainable food system, through the aid of leading examples from representatives and experts amidst the organic sector. Therefore, the event will bring together organic stakeholders, high-level speakers and moderators from across Europe to talk about policy developments in organic food and farming in six sessions sheduled for 16, 17 and 18 June from 10am to 15.30pm.
This year’s European Organic Congress will cover:
- The alignment of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plans with the EU Green Deal
- Expected changes in the new EU Organic Regulation
- Organic’s contribution to climate change mitigation, sustainable food systems and rural development
The congress program is as follows:
16 June: The new CAP and European Green Deal & Organic farming in Portugal
17 June: Climate mitigation and sequestration in agriculture
18 June: The new EU Organic Regulation & Rural development
The last day will start with a panel discusison on how the new Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 will be implemented and in which way those technical changes would help to reach the EU objectives of 25% on organic land by 2030. Followed this and before the close statement, it will take place a session on how initiatives such as organic districts (or biodistricts), living labs and farm demonstrations can contribute to the development of rural areas and the success of the Organic Action Plan.
- More information on the programme and registration will be available soon on: europeanorganiccongress.bio
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