Applications are now open for the Agroecology Europe Forum, a 3-day in-person event gathering people from all over Europe and beyond to meet in dialogue and discuss some of the most pressing issues and present solutions for today’s food systems.
By bringing together a variety of stakeholders from various movements and territories, they aim to create synergies that set an exemplary model for facilitating the transition to agroecology in Europe, while acknowledging the global reach of the movement. Local solutions supported by favorable policies, tailored to the diverse climatic, socio-economic and cultural realities of the European continent can bring about a more climate resilient, biodiverse Europe, with environmental and social justice at its heart.
By organising the next Agroecology Europe Forum in Hungary between 16-18th November 2023, they wish to draw the attention to the agroecological richness of the Central Eastern European region and create stronger alliances between the different actors involved in science, practice and movement.
They would like to receive proposals covering the following topics:
- Theme 1: Focus on Soils
- Living Soils: The power of agroecology for soil health and climate mitigation
- One Health: The connection between soil, animal and human health
- Theme 2: Agroecology and Strategic Alliances
- Agroecology’s role in building strategic alliances: the role of networks in the scaling out of Agroecology
- What do they have in common? The parallels within agroecology, organic, regenerative agriculture and permaculture
- True inclusivity: the importance of gender sensitivity and intersectionality within an agroecological transition
- Connecting agroecology with other movements (Degrowth, Climate movement, etc.)
- Theme 3: Challenges and Opportunities in Policy and Local Governance
- Access to land: the importance of innovative solutions for young people and new entrants into farming
- The first steps towards an agroecological transition
- A common food systems approach: adopting a multi-sectoral strategy for policy development
- Next CAP reform: Last chance to break the status quo before climate chaos?
- Examples of local governance support in the transition to agroecology
- What are the responses of the agroecological movement facing the rise of populism in Central and Eastern Europe?
- Theme 4: Pathways for transition through appropriate technology and respect for tradition
- Agroecology and Digitalisation
- Transforming education and extension services: from top-down knowledge transfer to more horizontal farmer-to-farmer approaches
- Restoring and valuing indigenous/traditional/local practices & crop varieties
For more information, visit Agroecology Europe.