European Days of Action

October  2019

Europe’s food and farming system is broken. This year, with a new European Parliament and Comission, and the reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) under way, we have a real chance to stir it up. We want a system, which supports small farmers and rural livelihoods, protects our soil, water, ecosystems and biodiversity, does not contribute to climate change or animal suffering and provides healthy food for all.

We call on groups and individuals all over Europe to grab their pots and pans and organize demonstrations, picnics, markets, festivals and all kinds of events for the European Days of Action between 1st and 31st of October 2019. And to add their protest postcard to the bulk of messages we will deliver to the European Parliament on october 22 in Strasbourg.

In 2018, we started the initiative with more than 60 events (you can find them on the map below) in 19 countries. Let’s make the Action Days even louder and more colourful this year!

What happend last year?

European Days of Action 2018

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Join us in October to raise the alarm for Good food and good farming!

European policies influence what we eat: every year €60 billion of taxpayers’ money is distributed to farmers through the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Right now, the biggest farmers get the most money. But a reform of the policy is underway, and many other laws are being discussed at the same time, affecting the way we farm and what we eat. Now is the time to stand up and be heard!

We want:

  • access to tasty, nutritious and culturally appropriate food for all
  • re-localisation of food production, processing and consumption
  • food sovereignty and fair world trade
  • a CAP reform that is socially just, sustainable, supports living rural areas and does not harm other countries
  • fair income and decent work conditions for farmers, land workers, pastoralists and fishers
  • a better future in rural communities and in the city
  • many more people in farming and opportunities for young entrants
  • food policies that promote biodiversity, protect the environment and mitigate climate change
  • no GMOs and reduce dependency on chemical inputs at large
  • animal welfare and fewer, higher-quality animal products
  • reverse the decline of bees, birds and other animals needed for sustainable agriculture and healthy ecosystems
  • more participatory political processes

Download our call to action!

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