Raise the alarm for good food and good farming! Join us!

JOIN US IN 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.

Grab your pots and pans and organize demonstrations, picnics, markets, festivals and all kinds of events! Join the European Days of Action between 1st and 31st of October 2019. And add protest postcard to the bulk of messages we will deliver to the European Parliament on october 22 in Strasbourg.

Get Active!

Organize an event in the action month from 1st to 31st of October 2019 in your city, community, or capital. It can be small or big, just be creative and powerful to mobilise consumers, farmers, food producers and many more! Together we will make politicians listen to our demands and visions for Good Food Good Farming!

Fill in the form (in English) and let us know about your plans for the Action Days. We will include them on the map and get back to you with further information and materials.

 

 

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

Timeline 2019

  • June: newly elected MEPs form political groups, European Council proposes candidate for European Commission president and agrees its ‘Strategic Agenda for the EU’.
  • June 27 Welcome call “How to get involved?”
  • July 2-4: 1st plenary week in EP after elections: election of EP president, formation of number and composition of the EP’s standing committees
  • July 15-18: 2nd plenary week: vote on the future President of the European Commission
  • Sep. 10: Announcing Commissioners-designate and portfolios to EP
  • Sep. 11: Webinar “Online- and offline campaigning”
  • Sep. 16: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
  • Sep. 16-19: 2nd plenary week EP
  • Sep. 30-Oct. 4: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate in parliamentary committees
  • Oct. 1-31: European days of action Good Food Good Farming
  • Oct. 14/15: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
  • Oct. 16: World Food Day
  • Oct. 21-24: EP plenary votes College of Commissioners
  • Oct. 22: Culminating action at EP in Strasbourg
  • Nov. 1: New European Commission takes office
  • Nov. 6: Online web meeting “Vision of a Common Food Policy”
  • Nov. 18: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
  • Dec. 1: New European Council President expected to start mandate
  • Dec. 16/17: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
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