Organic's contribution to the European Green Deal

The European Organic Congress 2021 took place online, live from Lisbon, on 16-18 June 2021

This year’s Congress, with the title “Organic’s contribution to the European Green Deal” aimed 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. The New EU Organic Regulation 848/2018 will also was explored, while focusing on its implications for the objective of 25% EU organic land by 2030. We drove deep into how organic districts, living labs and farm demonstrations contribute to rural development and the success of the Organic Action Plan. Moreover, organic’s contribution to climate change mitigation, with the EU Green Deal, the Biodiversity and Farm to Fork strategies and last but not least, the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) were the key themes for the Congress’ debates.

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Didn’t have the chance to join or would like to relive the EOC 2021 experience? Recordings are available!


Christian Holzlteiner

Head of Unit for Land Use and Finance for Innovation at the Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission

    Dora Drexler

    Board Vice-President, IFOAM Organics Europe

      Faustine Bas-Defossez

      External Impact Director at the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)

        Jan Plagge

        President, IFOAM Organics Europe

          Janusz Wojciechowski

          Commissioner for Agriculture, European Commission

            Marian Blom

            Board Vice-President, IFOAM Organics Europe

              Shefali Sharma

              Director, Institute for Agriculture and Trade policy’s European office

                Silvia Michelini

                Director for Rural Development in the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

                  Tassos Haniotis

                  Director for Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis in the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

                    Thomas Legge

                    Director of Land Use, European Climate Foundation

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