Europe & Central Asia

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

See the list of FAO Member countries in the region.

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    Europe & Central Asia

    The IPC in the Region

    Facilitation

    Facilitator: Paula Gioia – ECVC/LVC, Germany

    Facilitator: Judith Hitchman – Urgenci, Ireland/France

    Secretariat

    Olcay Bingol – ECVC/LVC – Belgium

    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

    Nyeleni ECA – More farmers better food

    Nyeleni ECA – Structure

    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

    What do we do?

    > Strategic axes:
    • PRODUCTION 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;
    > Link to the FAO Regional Office and member countries.

    Regional Consultation of the CSOs

    The Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia (ERC) is an official forum where Ministers of Agriculture and other high officials from all Member States in the region meet to debate challenges related to food and agriculture, thus promoting regional coherence.

    Representatives of regional, interregional and international organizations, as well as from civil society and private sector, are invited as observers to the conferences.

    The Regional Conference is organized every two years and is preceded by a Regional Consultation of Civil Society Organizations.

    > Next Regional CSO Consultation: 8 – 9 of April 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    Access the call for expressions of interest here (version in EN, ES, FR, RU, TR)

    >Next ERC: 32nd session of the Regional Conference for Europe, 5 – 7 of May 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    Take a look to the next Regional Conference

    Last Regional CSO Consultation: 27 of April 2018, Budapest, Hungary

    Read the final declaration

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

    Take a look to the last Regional Conference

    Agenda

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