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April 17-18, 2012: 6th European Organic Congress "Smart change - towards a sustainable CAP" in Copenhagen, Denmark


The 6th European Organic Congress in Denmark is taking place at a crucial point in time for the debate on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The Congress “Smart change - towards a sustainable CAP” addresses the policy change needed to reach a greener, smarter, fairer future CAP, improve the availability of sustainably produced food for consumers and to ensure the credibility of certification for sustainable farm systems. It provides the organic community with an opportunity for exchange and discussion and will bring together high-level speakers from the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European organic movement and other civil society organisations, along with participants from across Europe.

The discussions around the CAP will highlight the public benefits organic farming and high nature value farming can deliver policy frameworks for fair markets as well as rural development approaches that promote sustainability. Next to the CAP, the new organic regulation will be assessed and approaches for its further development will be discussed - centring on sustainability, efficiency and the credibility of organic certification systems. Finally, the question of how organic food reaches the consumer and what health impacts our food policies have will be discussed along with approaches such as organic targets in public catering.

Following high level panel discussions, the topics will be further elaborated on in three interactive workshops covering organic regulation, CAP and promotional measures and the green public procurement of organic products.

The Congress is organized by the European Group of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM EU Group).

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2012, April 17 to 18: 6th European Organic Congress

6th European Organic Congress
April 17-18, 2012
Copenhagen, Denmark