From the 16th until the 18th of September, 150 members of the European CSA movement from 25 countries gathered in Ostrava, Czech Republic for the third European CSA meeting.
21-23 September 2016
Saint-Floir – Cantal – France
Celebrating the European Week of Mountain Local Breeds, and hosted by CORAM and Aubrac and Salers Livestock Breeders Unions from Central France the 16- 25 September in St. Floir France, ESN members, grassroots pastoralist organisations from different countries, will take part in a public seminar the 21 – 22 September, around the question of the autonomy of livestock systems, and the importance of local breeds on it, as well as the impact of Common Agricultural Policy on mobile pastoralist systems across Europe.
The Young Researchers Program, a mentorship programme by the Hands On the Land Alliance in cooperation with TNI, FIAN International and Friends of the Earth, is open for applications until the 19th of September. This program enables young engaged scholars and activists to strengthen their capacities around understanding food sovereignty and the human right to food, including opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, benefitting from the experience of mentors, and the opportunity to attend two main events as part of the research process.
This event, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee, the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament and the 'Hands on the Land' alliance, aims to bring together farmers, NGOs, politicians and regulatory bodies from different European countries to analyse the situation and discuss possible solutions.
We are looking for dynamic people who are willing to participate in the creation of a successful Forum and a meaningful experience! The deadline to submit the application is 1 October 2016. Good luck with the selection process and see you in Cluj Napoca!
We are happy to invite media representatives to come and cover the 2nd Nyéléni Europe Forum for Food Sovereignty – the biggest ever convergence of Pan-European food sovereignty movements. Up to 1,000 people from 42 countries – small-scale farmers, fishers, pastoralists, consumers, urban gardeners, indigenous peoples, researchers, agricultural workers, environmentalists, human rights defenders and trade unionists – will reunite in Romania, Cluj Napoca.
We are still determined to maintain the voices of civil society in Paris. We will be stepping up in solidarity, making it clear that Paris is still a lively, friendly city. We will not give in to terrorists who want to sow fear, or to the French (and other) governments who want to exclude the voices of those building a peaceful and harmonious society from the ground up.
This year, once more, the Nyéléni Europe Movement for Food Sovereignty calls to take action on the Global Day of Action for Food Sovereignty on the 16th of October to reaffirm the vision of the right of all peoples to define their own food and agriculture policies and systems, without harming either people or precious natural resources, as Food Sovereignty implies.
Viacampesina TV is a mirror of our daily lives, our dreams and our struggles. La Via Campesina took the opportunity of its 20th anniversary to launch a new website, full of voices, faces, people and music. It gathers both audio-visual and cultural creations of the peasant organizations, whether members of La Via Campesina or not, with material produced by friends, allies, or occasionally by mainstream media.