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Monday, June 21, 2010


Opening Session


  • Welcome address by Cosimo Lacirignola, Director L'Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari
  • Giancarlo Galan, Italian Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
  • Jean Francois Hulot, Head of Unit, European Commission,"The new regulation 1.5 years after implementation" (presentation)

  • Christopher Stopes, IFOAM EU President




Plenary Session: The new regulation 1.5 year after the implementation


  • Paolo Steccanella, President Brio, "implementing the new organic regulation - a stakeholder input" (presentation)
  • Stephan Dabbert, Professor of Agricultural Economics University of Hohenheim, “Preliminary findings of the Certcost Project”
  • Gunnar Rundgren, editor Organic Standard "Global trends in the regulation of organic farming" (presentation)
  • Giuseppe Lembo, COISPA Tecnologia & Ricerca, ICEA “Organic Aquaculture as a recent example of regulating new organic production areas” (presentation) + Launch of Italian Aquaculture dossier (presentation)




Workshops Session I (parallel sessions)


Ia The new EU Import regime and implications for third countries and the Mediterranean Area


  • Paul Axmann, European Commission, organic unit, "State of play and development of the new import regime" (presentation)  

  • Beate Huber, Head Development and Cooperation, FiBL: “First experiences with the application of certifiers under the new EU import rules and further potentials” (presentation)

  • Jochen Neuendorff, GfRS "How can the new import rules contribute to prevent fraud and what are the weak spots?” (presentation)

  • Jim Pierce, Global Organic Program Manager, Oregon Tilth Certified Organic/Organic Trade Association EU/US Equivalency Task Force (presentation)

  • Guiseppe Paesano, Italian Ministry of Agriculture, MOAN national representative for Italy: “The new EU import rules: opportunities and challenges for Mediterranean Organic Agriculture” (report of the conclusions of 5th MOAN meeting, Tunisia, June 2010)” (presentation)

Ib Obstacles for small operators and emerging markets



Ic Technical requirements and further development for organic processing

  • Alexander Beck, Chair IFOAM EU SGOP - "IFOAM EU Group view on challenges towards European rules for organic processing" (presentation)

  • Maria Fladl, EU Commission, organic unit - Food processing in organic regulation - state of play and future (presentation)

  • Paolo Pedon, marketing manager, Pedon Ltd. - "Organic regulation in practice - challenges for organic processors (presentation)


Workshops Session II (parallel sessions)


IIa New approaches and complementary tools for organic regulation

  • Otto Schmid, Senior researcher, FiBL: “New ways of regulating organic food and farming in Europe” (presentation)

  • Gunnar Rundgren, Editor Organic Standard

  • Bavo van den Idsert, “From EU regulation to self responsibility of the sector” (presentation)

  • Jean Francois Hulot, EU Commission, Head of Organic Unit, panelist


IIb New areas and new challenges of the organic EU regulation

  • Maria Fladl, European Commission, organic unit, "Intro to the review of the scope in 2011" (presentation)

  • Francis Blake, Policy Advisor Soil Association, "New areas in the scope of the organic regulation"(catering, textiles, cosmetics, wild animals) (presentation)

  • Johan Cejie, KRAV, "Climate standards in organic regulation" (presentation)


IIc Risk based inspections - from theory to practice

  • Fabrizio Piva, CCPB and FederBio (presentation)

  • Raffaele Zanoli, Associate Professor of Agro-Food Marketing, Faculty of Agriculture, University, Ancona (panelist) (presentation)




Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Morning note speeches

  • Salvatore Basile, Coordinator Cilente Organic District (presentation)
  • Jim Pierce, Global Organic Program Manager, Oregon Tilth Certified Organic / Organic Trade Association EU / US Equivilency Task Force, "Long- term stable solutions to facilitate trade and protect local markets")


Report from workshops by the rapporteurs and discussion


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Final panel discussion: " The way forward: Challenges for organic regulation in the next decade"


  •     Jean François Hulot, EU Commission, Head of Organic Unit
  •     Michel Reynaud, President EOCC
  •     Bavo van der Idsert, vice president IFOAM EU
  •     Thomas Dosch, vice president IFOAM EU
  •     Paolo Carnemolla, President Federbio
  •     Andrea Ferrante, President AIAB


Closing remarks


    Christopher Stopes, IFOAM EU President