Europe & Central Asia

IPC is represented by the Nyéléni Europe and Central Asia Food Sovereignty Movement (Nyéléni ECA). Nyéléni ECA is a political and social alliance of grassroots, community based movements and organizations, representing small-scale food producers.

Facilitation
  • Facilitator: Paula Gioia – ECVC/LVC, Germany

  • Facilitator: Judith Hitchman – Urgenci, Ireland/France

Secretariat
  • Olcay Bingol – ECVC/LVC – Belgium


IPC organizations are
present and active in:

Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom.

WHAT WE DO

Our work in the region

Working space

IPC is represented by the Nyéléni Europe and Central Asia Food Sovereignty Movement (Nyéléni ECA). Nyéléni ECA is a political and social alliance of grassroots, community based movements and organizations, representing small-scale food producers: peasants/small farmers, pastoralists, indigenous peoples, small-scale fisher people, agriculture and food workers; and supporting constituencies, such as urban poor; rural and urban women’s and youth organisations; consumers, environmental, justice, solidarity, human rights organizations; community-based food movements, which politically respect the 6 principles of Food Sovereignty as agreed at the First Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Forum and sign up to the Nyéléni Europe Declaration from 2011.

The Facilitation Committee is composed of 5 active member organisations of the social movement constituencies in particular food producers. The nomination of the representatives follows autonomous consultation within the constituencies represented in the Facilitation Committee. In order to guarantee fluid communication and work between existing IPC processes in the Region, the Facilitation Committee of the CSOs in Europe and Central Asia is represented by 3 members of Nyéléni Europe and Central Asia Facilitation Committee from different constituencies.

Nyeleni ECA – Cluj Napoca Forum Report 2016 [IPC publication]

Nyeleni ECA – More farmers better food [IPC publication]

Nyeleni ECA – Structure [IPC publication]

Organization

ECVC – European Coordination Via Campesina, small-scale farmers constituency

URGENCI – The International Network of Community Supported Agriculture, consumers constituency

CSIPN – Centre for Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North, indigenous peoples constituency

WFFP – World Forum of Fisher Peoples, fisher peoples constituency

ESN/ European Chapter of WAMIP – The World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Peoples, pastoralists constituency

 

  • Producation and consumption

    Changing how food is produced and consumed with specific focus on small-scale, localized, sustainable and agroecological food systems;

  • Distribution

    Changing how food is distributed to guarantee short supply chains and the re-establishment and the strengthening of territorial markets;

  • Work and social conditions

    Valuing work and improving social conditions in food and agricultural systems to encourage fair labour relations, to increase the share of added value that goes to producer and local structures, and to ensure a living wage;

  • Natural resources and commons

    Reclaiming and asserting the right to land, water and other natural resources and the Commons;

  • Public policies

    Changing public policies governing our food and agricultural systems to advance food sovereignty in Europe, also considering its influence to other regions of the world;

Regional Consultation of the CSOs

The IPC Regional Process participates in the Steering Committee decided by CSOs, which is responsible to organize independently at the regional level the Regional Consultation of Civil Society Organizations.

These consultations are organized before the FAO Regional Conferences to work on a shared and common declaration to be read during the Conferences.

The CSOs participate as observers to the FAO Regional Conferences. The participants are decided among the different CSOs (IPC and non IPC organizations) present at the Consultation.

Last Regional CSO Consultation and the 32nd FAO Conference in the ECA Region: Nyéléni Europe and Central Asia communication

 

Last ERC

32nd session of the Regional Conference for Europe, 2nd – 4th of November, on-line meeting

Last Regional CSO Consultation

27th of April 2018, Budapest, Hungary

Last ERC

31st session of the Regional Conference for Europe, 16 – 18 of May 2018, Voronezh, Russian Federation

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MULTIMEDIA

Latest updates on our work

Oct 2021

Handbook on Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for small-scale fishing communities

Handbook on Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for small-scale fishing communities...
Oct 2021

Civil Society Report on the use and implementation of the Tenure Guidelines

Synthesis Report on Civil Society experiences regarding the use and implementation...
Dec 2020

Ten Years of Nyéléni – Much to celebrate!

A decade ago, the movements of peasants, fisherfolk, shepherds, women, migrants,...
LATEST NEWS

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Who we are

A group fighting for the right to food

IPC is represented by the Nyéléni Europe and Central Asia Food Sovereignty Movement (Nyéléni ECA). Nyéléni ECA is a political and social alliance of grassroots, community based movements and organizations, representing small-scale food producers.