Implementing Innovative Ecological Solutions for Farmers and Rural Communities



Rural Development Programmes – European Innovation Partnership – Organic Regulation Review


Member States and regions will launch the Rural Development Programmes of the new EU Common Agricultural Policy in 2015. What will the impact on farmers and rural communities throughout Europe be? How can the new programmes stimulate greater delivery of public goods and green job creation?


The European Innovation Partnership for Agriculture (EIP-AGRI) aims to bring rural development, farming and research together. It presents many opportunities and can be used to put eco-functional intensification at the heart of the EU productivity and sustainability objectives. How will this new policy instrument be implemented? How can organic and agroecological approaches contribute to its development?


The new rural development regulation offers the potential for greater recognition for organic farming, yet the sector faces the prospect of considerable regulatory changes in the coming years. How can the new organic regulation help make Europe more organic and drive innovation for sustainable food production?


Share your view and learn about experiences from all over Europe and beyond at the 8th European Organic Congress




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TP Organics 175x94ARC2020 175x94Gal terre di Murgia 175x94Murgia pride 175x94

Patrons and supporters

 European Parliament 175x94patronage_Expo2015Milano_EN_CMYK_175x94 Fondation de France 175x94Provincia di Bari 150x94Valenzano-Stemma_175x94Aoel 175x94

Main sponsors
Wessanen 175x94Ecovalia 100x94

Congress sponsors

Alnatura 350x94Ariza 175x94

Sana 175x94Suolo e Salute 175x94Valoritalia 175x94
This conference is co-financed by the European Community, Directorate-General for the Environment. The sole responsibility for this communication lies with the IFOAM EU Group. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

Program Schedule
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14:40 Opening Plenary: Towards ecological and innovative solutions under a new CAP
16:30 Innovation potential of organic and agroecological food & farming
20:00 Networking dinner
Speaker Lineup
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Cosimo Lacirignola
Secretary-General of CIHEAM Topic: Welcome speech Day 1 – 10 September, 2014
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Matteo Bartolini

Matteo Bartolini
CEJA Topic: Rural development: opportunities for organic farming and agro-ecological ...
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Pasquale Lorusso

Pasquale Lorusso
Director Local Action Group Terre di Murgia Topic:  Rural development: opportunities for ...
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