The Future of Organic Food and
 Farming within the Reformed CAP

Reviewing the European Organic Action Plan and future perspectives

In cooperation with partner organisations, the IFOAM EU Group is organising a European Organic Congress on 4 - 5 December 2007 in Brussels.

The timing of this event is key:

  • The EU Action Plan on organic food and farming is coming to an end: all actions have started to be implemented or are completed.
  • At the same time, the Commission has initiated a CAP Health check and the budget review in 2008/2009, together with the post-2013 discussion. All these will influence the political framework of the Common Agricultural Policy.
  • Additionally, policy has to take into account future environmental challenges such as mitigating climate change and halting the loss of biodiversity. 
Thus, the Congress aims, not only to assess the current situation of EU organic production, but also to identify the contribution of organic production to various EU political objectives. It aims to define clear political recommendations that will enhance a dynamic development of organic food and farming sector for the years to come.

(07.12.) Speeches and presentations now available on the webpage

The presentations are posted in programme and Work sessions in the order they were presented at the congress.

(06.12.) More than 300 participants concluded the European Organic Congress with strong signals for the EU policy makers read more

(05.12.) The Organic Congress a successful event!
First pictures in
congress material.

(22.11.) The registration for the European Organic Congress is closed.
The congress is fully booked and it is no longer possible to register or to book accommodation through IFOAM EU.e to register or to book accommodation through IFOAM EU.




This congress is co-financed by the European Community, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development. The sole responsibility for the communication/publication lies with the author. The Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.