Opening session
The largest-ever European meeting on food sovereignty kicked off In Cluj-Napoca, Romania today. Five hundred people from over 40 countries gather in Romania this week to discuss concrete strategies to fix our broken food system.

RTfN Watch
Launched at FAO Headquarters, the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2016 warns seeds and biodiversity are under threat as a result of the increasing corporate capture and the states’ neglect.
European CSA meeting in Ostrava

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.

Sheep in the Pyrenees

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.

Hands on the Land
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.
Conference on Access to Land, December 7th 2016, Brussels
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.
Hands on the Land for Food Sovereignty and Climate Justice
In this video by the Hands on the Land alliance, frontline communities and social movements around the world explain why we need to keep our hands on the land for food sovereignty and climate justice!
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!
Nyeleni 2016
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.