Programme

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Share your view and learn about experiences from all over Europe and beyond at the 11th European Organic Congress! 

 

Congress day I – Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Speaker/topic

Time

Lunch

12:30

Welcome

13:30

Christopher Stopes - President, IFOAM EU
Opening Plenary - Sustainability Now! A European Vision for Sustainability in Agriculture

14:00

Stakeholders perspective

Pekka Pesonen - Secretary General, Copa - Cogeca
Jeremy Wates - Secretary General, The European Environmental Bureau
Jan Plagge - President, Bioland; Board Member, IFOAM EU
Policymakers perspective

Elisabeth Backteman State Secretary to the Minister for Rural Affairs of Sweden
Toomas Kevvai - Deputy Secretary General for Food Safety, Research and Development, Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia
Flavio Coturni - Head of the Unit Agricultural Policy Analysis and Perspectives, DG AGRI, European Commission
Moderator: Eduardo Cuoco - Director, IFOAM EU
Coffee Break

15:30

Organic 2030 Parallel Workshops

16:00

1) Organic on every table

Presentation: Franck Bardet - Meat, Fish and Organics Dairy Products Prospector, Biocoop
Moderator: Eric Gall - Policy Manager/Deputy Director, IFOAM EU
2) Inspire-Improve-Deliver

Presentation: Constantinos Machairas - Executive Director, Organisation Earth
Moderator: Magdalena Wawrzonkowska - Communications Manager, IFOAM EU
3) Fair play - Fair pay

Presentation: Hans Ramseier - Head of Quality Assurance, Bio-Suisse
Moderator: Stephen Meredith - Deputy Policy Manager, IFOAM EU
Concluding plenary - The Blue Economy: 10 years – 100 innovations – 100 million jobs

17:30

Gunter Pauli - Entrepreneur & author
End of the day one

18:00

Departure to the dinner

18:30

Networking dinner

20:00

Welcome from Tarmo Tamm - Estonian Minister of Rural Affairs

Congress day II – Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Speaker/topic

Time

Welcome Coffee

09:00

Panel discussion - Organic Regulation: Envisaging the Way Forward

09:30

Keynote Address: Prof. Nicolas Lampkin - Executive Director, Organic Research Center
Martin Häusling - Member of the European Parliament
Toomas Kevvai - Deputy Secretary General for Food Safety, Research and Development, Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia
Elena Panichi - Deputy Head of Organics Unit, Agriculture & Rural Development, European Commission
Thomas Fertl - Head of Department Agricultural Policy and International Affairs, Bio Austria; Board Member, IFOAM EU
Moderator: Markus Arbenz - Executive Director, IFOAM
Coffee break

11:00

Organic 2030 Parallel Workshops (continued)

11:30

1) Organic on every table

Presentation: Anya Hultberg - Independent Consultant, Copenhagen Municipality
Moderator: Eric Gall - Policy Manager/Deputy Director, IFOAM EU
2) Inspire-Improve-Deliver

Presentation: Bernhard Kromp - Head of Institute, Bio forschung Austria
Claudio Serafini - Coordinator, Organic Cities Network
Moderator: Magdalena Wawrzonkowska - Communications Manager, IFOAM EU
3) Fair play - Fair pay

Presentation: Katrin Noorkõiv – Executive Director, Liivimaa Lihaveis
Moderator: Stephen Meredith - Deputy Policy Manager, IFOAM EU
Lunch

12:30

Conclusions from the Organic 2030 Parallel Workshops

14:15

Kristin Karlsson - Communications Manager, CONCORD Sweden
Panel discussion - Re-thinking organic farming in the transition towards a sustainable food system

15:00

Keynote Address: Emile Frison - Independent Consultant, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-FOOD)
Ursula Hudson - President, Slow Food Germany
Sergi Corbalan - Executive Director, Fair Trade Advocacy Office
Bernhard Johannes Kahl - Food Quality & Health Association
Anne Luik - Professor Emeritus, Estonian University of Life Sciences
Moderator: Eric Gall - Policy Manager/Deputy Director, IFOAM EU
Conclusions

16:30

Gunnar Rundgren - Author and Senior Consultant, Grolink; Former IFOAM - Organics International President
End of the congress

17:00

Excursion - 7 September 2017

Starting 08:00 - Ending 17:30
Beekeepers farm - Taali Mesila, Aili and Tõnis Taal
Sheep farm - Rehekivi talu, Tiina and Hugo Vaino
Ice cream factory - La Muu, Rasmus Rask

For more information on the programme and tickets of the excursion – click here.


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